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Posted: 04/08/2016 at 18:07

I'm saying nowt! 

I'm afraid Verdun isn't blonde or dark, and he doesn't have a comb  over - he's bald..  

Clematis plug plant offer - advice needed

Posted: 04/08/2016 at 08:06

They look like small plants Sparkles. They just need potted on into deep pots, and kept watered.  Multi purpose compost will do. Don't put them in too sunny a site or they'll suffer. When the roots are filling a decent sized pot you can plant out in  an appropriate site. 

Why are they in saucers?

Camera Talk

Posted: 04/08/2016 at 07:58

Keep cosy today Pat. Hope you're not  in for too much snow soon.

Lovely pic of the heron GD. They sometimes look like statues don't they?  They just stand there, completely immobile. They can be a real nuisance if you have fish and the pond is a bit shallow. They're wading birds so, as long as they can't get into the deeper areas, the fish can hide!  

Is it ok to hard prune clematis affected by powdery mildew

Posted: 04/08/2016 at 07:54

If you have problems with mildew Newb,  it's usually down to lack of moisture and poor air flow, so make sure your clematis are really well watered, especially if the soil's light,  and allow them plenty of room to grow. A good mulch will help prevent moisture loss in dry spells too. Add some in late winter/early spring as well, when  the new shots emerge, and that will also benefit them  

 Cutting them back will do no harm - it will encourage more new stems from below ground. The only sacrifice is some flowers from Group 2s which you may have got in the near future. All will be well next year. 

Are Heliotrope hardy

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 19:00

I could 'grow them in containers and bring them out the greenhouse....'

if I had one...and could be bothered Verd...  

oh you're very slow...too much ice cream and doughnuts....

trees/shrubs suitable for drain pipes and sceptic tank

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 18:46

That one was a bit smaller nut, but the phone lines were just above it!

It had encroached on the trees - it was about five feet wide and was a real mess. Had to go into the adjoining field with a ladder to tame it on that side too. The sheep were fascinated...  

trees/shrubs suitable for drain pipes and sceptic tank

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 18:27

We also had a large privet hedge next to ours, nut.

A very overgrown hedge which was tamed - allowing the two trees to be shown off better too 

when should I prune Buddleia ?

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 17:27

Yes - no problem Wayside. They take any amount of abuse  

Plant name please

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 17:23

I think it could be a Leucothoe too. Has it flowered? From memory, they mainly have clusters of little white flowers - similar to  a Pieris. 

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Are Heliotrope hardy

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 17:17

I only came fifth...

But my jokes are of a higher quality than Verdun's...

Good luck with it Anomander. Heliotrope isn't reliably hardy up here which is a a pity. Something I've always rather fancied  

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