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Posted: 12/05/2014 at 20:53

Crab apples, Rowans and Amelanchier lamarkii would all be fine. Shrubs like Viburnum will also do well - mariessii is particularly attractive, and  Hydrangeas will also be a good  choice. 

tree enquiry

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 20:09

I can vouch for that. There are lots of beech hedges round here and the purple ones (copper) are exactly as Dove describes 

Clematis wilt and watering regimen advice please!

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 19:59

Are you renewing some of the compost each year Vith? When they're in pots they're dependant on you for their nutrition so feeding and watering is very important but the pot grown one could simply be exhausted. Check that it's not waterlogged anyway - and put it in a bigger pot if it's a bit congested.The site is probably less of an issue but if you can move it to a more sheltered spot it may help.  

It's easy to overwater plants and it causes more issues than cold, but if the C de B in the ground has decent, free draining soil, there isn't a lot of other plants in competition for nutrients,you're pruning correctly and  feeding it well, there's no obvious reason for any problems. Most clematis will also have a few marked or dark leaves now and again. Can you post a few pix to give us all a better idea? 


Posted: 12/05/2014 at 19:46

The Cuckoo Waltz 


Posted: 12/05/2014 at 19:46

I've just ordered some plugs for November delivery from the Botanic Nursery where they have the National Collection. 

I'd scatter them and see Fishy. They're shade lovers so why not? Maybe sow them in  a few places and see what happens.


Posted: 12/05/2014 at 19:43
archiepem wrote (see)

birds of a feather


or 'Home to Roost'  -remember that? John Thaw. It was rubbish! 


Posted: 12/05/2014 at 19:39

We're all wishing you well Mike x

I'm re-naming you Terminator.... 

You'll be back....



Posted: 12/05/2014 at 19:34

Would a Ligularia grow there Verd - or is it not moist enough?

The canna would be very smart I think.

A Phormium for foliage contrast?


Posted: 12/05/2014 at 19:31

I see you haven't lost your comedic touch Verd....I can but hope...

Wonder what they like on the  telly archie?

I'll get me coat...oh - I won't need it . The rain has gone off! 

Lovely roast dinner consumed, courtesy of F.Fairy. At this rate I can retire from chef-ing duties 

Just getting started and had several garden thefts

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 18:17

They weren't terracotta KT - just terracotta coloured plastic. 

Still doesn't justify the theft anyway. Some people are opportunists - they'd nick anything. 

Round 'em up and put 'em in the stocks that'll larn 'em 

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