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Clematis Cirrhosa

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 11:17

They are really greedy plants and if yours has done a lot of growing maybe it's used up a lot of the nutrition from the compost?  In the past I've used Fish Blood & Bone and farmyard manure as with my other shrubs/climbers.   Last year was the first year that I used specialist clematis feed (as well as the usual) and I must say that I really noticed the difference in the amount of flower on all my clematis. 

Good luck

Clematis Cirrhosa

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 10:15


I planted my Clem. cirrhosa 'Freckles' last summer (in a spot that sounds similar to yours) and it's been flowering since the autumn - it's next to other clematis and had a couple of good sprinklings of clematis feed a couple of times since it was planted.


Posted: 08/01/2015 at 10:12

Pdoc - I'll join you in the 'non-grandparent' chair, as although I have children it doesn't seem likely that I'll get any grandchildren 'of my own' but the step grandchildren have been a delight (although I didn't get to know them until they were nearly teens) and OH has a lovely niece who he very kindly shares with me.  

As for terrorists - as Lyn says, they want to be martyrs, they want to cause divisions and fear. 

To fight terrorism we have to prove that it doesn't work.  We have to stand together openly - people of all faiths and none, and defend the freedoms that we hold dear by using them.  We must vote to uphold a free press, free speech, (theirs as well as ours),  and free education, no imprisonment without trial, and all the other freedoms we've defended in the past - and we must remember that the pen really is mightier than the sword, or why would they try to silence it?  

Took the plunge, tips welcome!

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 09:25
Zoomer44 wrote (see)

Dove - I'm a she

Whoops! I knew that   Many apologies - I'll plead this rotten head cold

It's my birthday

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 09:18



Posted: 08/01/2015 at 08:32

Good morning all   Panda, I think I had your sleep ration - I slept like a log until OH's alarm went off and he brought me my morning mug of coffee - it's usually the other way around!

Congratulations to Matty on getting the tiny one home, and congratulations to Alan on the arrival of your grandson - as others have said, my eyes are watering!!!  That mum deserves a medal!

Thinking of our friends who live in France - such an awful event yesterday. 

Cutting flower suggestions

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 20:40

Have a look here

Took the plunge, tips welcome!

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 19:42

Hi Dan-C

Congratulations on beginning a great adventure!  You might like to have a look at this thread started by Zoomer when he'd just taken on his allotment

Apple tree

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 19:16

I agree

Tree identificagtion

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 19:13

Hi Sal   There's a blip on the forum that means some people aren't getting alerts to replies - it's on the web-team's To Do list, but it's a long list

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