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frittallaria bulbs

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 11:43

Apologies  Pat - I hadn't noticed it was an old thread! It's just the  clowns dredging it up for their free advertising!

Did your bulb do ok anyway? 

Privacy - What can I grow from containers?

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 11:39

Reported again john. You lot never learn....

Matty - climbing hydrangeas and honeysuckles aren't really suitable  for container growing. I'd persuade your OH to take a section away and plant in the ground. Much easier - for the plants and you 

You can always add a bit of light groundcover so that the area has something interesting there when climbers are dormant. Or put a couple of containers with evergreens and spring bulbs in front of the space in winter 

Is this Clemetis dead?

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 11:35

The clematis will probably be dry - that's the usual issue. There's also been cold weather, so it's normal for new growth to get a bit discoloured. It should be fine. Don't force stems into place - if necessary, add a few more canes to guide the new growth where you want it. It can be alittle tricky soemtimes, and new growth breaks easily. Not that it's ever happened to me.... 

You need to shove a cane or something similar into the ground and train your jasmine towards the fence and the supports. If it's long enough, and pliable enough, just guide it back and tie it in.

When you plant your other clem, just make sure it's nice and damp before it goes in, and the roots aren't tight in the pot. Plant deeply and water well after you plant. A good mulch with compost or well rotted manure will help with moisture retention too. Keep them really well watered, especially in long dry spells, and if there's a lot of other planting nearby competing for moisture.  

Frogs Frogs Frogs

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 11:29

and reported again

Unidentified tree/shrub

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 09:02

Always learning nut 

How To Store Broccoli?

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 08:59

Marvellous Pete - I'll have three then, and be well ahead  

How To Store Broccoli?

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 08:54

Well - you may say that nut, but I'm finding all this chat about vegetables fascinating. I knew nothing about them. We live on pies and the aforementioned deep fried products   

Unidentified tree/shrub

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 08:51

I thought Pyracantha for the jaggy one Hosta. Is the foliage not a bit rounded for Berberis?  

How To Store Broccoli?

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 08:47

Of course, being a Scot - I know nothing about vegetables Pete. I live on deep fried Mars bars  

The gloves that changed my life

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 08:40

I'd be well sorted then pansyface. I have loads of gloves  

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