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My new favourite Clematis is 'Belle of Woking'. What Clematis makes you happy?

Posted: 02/07/2016 at 13:18

Nelly Moser possibly Patsy?

obelixx- it crossed my mind too that B of Woking wasn't that rare, but I enjoyed the story   

Rouge Cardinal is another favourite of mine and I might get one for this garden. Like EV, it flowers profusely and for ages. 

I'm less keen on the large flowered types as they get battered by the wind here. 

Self heal

Posted: 02/07/2016 at 13:10

I'd like to have enough room to have an area of grass to devote to clover and prunella and lots of other bits and bobs for the bees

One day....


Posted: 02/07/2016 at 13:02

Pat on the back doc  

I can completely understand how you and OH feel though 

Hopefully just a shower T'bird, although if they're like ours, that means an hour of rain with five minutes of dry...  

I was hoping for some guilt free, tennis watching leisure time too, as the weather's pants here...

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 02/07/2016 at 12:57

pansyface - toodle oo tea. Brilliant !  You need a whole 'loved you and left you' menu DD!  

Lou - my sympathies. Similar story for me, though not with ex husband but recent partner. So glad you got there in the end. So many still suffer.

Now what about a song girls - it's a cliche I know, but....  # I will survive....oh as long as I know how to love ....

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 02/07/2016 at 12:24

Oh DD - I'm so happy for you  

Remember to get the best bits of furniture....

There will be ups and downs, but you can cope with the downs if the ups are halfway decent. 

Your tea room will be the best in the country, knowing how hard you work at everything you do. 

Loads of love to you and Charlie xxx

Long flowering plants

Posted: 02/07/2016 at 12:20

I fly of course.....

Small set of steps pp. But in theory, most of the plants take care of  themselves, so very little need for them. Poke a few seeds in, trim stuff occasionally  


Posted: 02/07/2016 at 12:17

Does look more like Helianthus Mr J 

Self heal

Posted: 02/07/2016 at 11:51

It's quite a prolific grower up here - the climate suits it. I quite like it, although I don't have any in this garden.

I've noticed it's rife in lots of lawns round here just now - perhaps our dry spring meant people weren't cutting their grass as early as normal, and the recent rain and warmth has given it a big boost. 

a question about buddleia (the butterfly bush)

Posted: 02/07/2016 at 11:44

Luke -  No problem re replying -   for the little bird

 The cuttings should perk up then  

Let us all know how you get on, or if you have any issues.  If they don't take, you can try again. It's a good plant to experiment on anyway  

I inherited a very mature white one here, and last year I had to hack it back to move it. I used one thick branch as a stake for another small tree as I was short of proper stakes, and the 'support' rooted and produced new growth! 

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Posted: 02/07/2016 at 11:40

Oh yes.... ...but I have a daughter who works there on a Saturday....

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