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Clematis ID

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 18:09

Hi Sharon, I had a look on Taylor's Clematis site and it looks like 'Pink Champagne'. Take a look at their site, or just google the name and see if it looks a likely guess 

......the good guys

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 16:59

Received an order from Jackson's Nursery in Staffs today. Prompt delivery, well packaged and would recommend highly. Kept up to date with delivery info as well 

Dream garden help

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 16:28

God loves a trier Gnomey...but you've been sussed. 


Posted: 20/05/2014 at 16:04

Verd - very impressed with Jackson's and their handling of my order. Will add them to the thread again. Don't know who started it ....

I know what chick looks like KEF. She's ever so glamorous...she told me so herself...

Glad to see who won Best in Show. That would have been my choice. Do I get a special prize?


Posted: 20/05/2014 at 12:46

MrsG - I had another thought about your rhodie on the thread you started 

I'd get them up now Clari - they won't too deep down. Do a clump or two each day and bung them in pots or a few black buckets with holes in. They'll be fine in a quiet corner till later in the year. 

Quite cold here after being warm yesterday. My plants arrived from Jackson's (2 Carex  e.aureas and  2 geranium renardiis) and are unpacked and in a little corner all safe and sound 

Raised bed against fence

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 12:36

Not good enough is it? When he 'talks' to you make sure he sees the bit you've dug away, knows you've posted on a gardening forum, and will not be recommending him to anyone in future. Perhaps he'll think again.

If you are on good enough terms with the neighbour, perhaps you could enlist them for a bit of back up. 

rhododendron pruning / shaping

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 12:31

I just had another thought while at work MrsG. If the rhodie was in pots for all that time it may be very, very pot bound. Did you tease the roots out a bit when you planted into the ground? They get to a point where they don't settle into the surrounding soil and just keep going in circles and still don't grow on properly. It might be worth lifting it and taking a look. If they're still congested give them a bit of loosening up and then replant with plenty of good soil and compost and a feed, water and mulch 

Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 07:46

Right I'm off - have a lovely day you lot - consider the wand waved over the entire country 

Is my garden shady?

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 07:39

I'd agree with philippa - and remember that what you plant will grow (hopefully!) and create different conditions - especially shrubs. Many plants are quite forgiving and if you find something's struggling you can always take it out. It just means some plants will tolerate more or less sun but they'll just not perform quite as well as they would in their 'perfect' site.

How to get my long thin border to flow

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 07:31

Long border - repeat planting - both structural and herbaceous. It's an old trick but it works. Decide on the type/height of plant/shrub, colour and time of year you want it to look best and then work from there. It's quite narrow on the whole so hundreds of different plants will tend to make it look fussy. 

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