Posted: 03/06/2013 at 10:09
Sorry Bluejan - was out buying potting compost and more big pots and canes for my toms - and some nice terracotta ones for the new hostas, and an alpine pan for some lovely little aquiligias I was given by a very kind person Just as well the bank paid the PPI plus interest I've been chasing them about or this would be a very impoverished gardener indeed.
Right, Bluejan's lawn - leave the dandelion seeds where they are - I'm sure you'll do more damage by walking on it than they will do. Not all of them will germinate - some of them will and when the lawn is nice and firm and able to be mowed, then you can walk on it and take out the little seedling dandelions along with other little seedlings which wil have blown there. I know it's aggravating when you've worked so hard for perfection, but Nature keeps trying it her way and we have to come to some sort of compromise, or we'll get stressed and gardening is supposed to be relaxing
TT's question about her son's clematis - when he says small trellis how small does he mean? And how high is the wall? Some of the smaller and quite showy clematis don't take up very much room at all and at least it'd be a start.