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Posted: 01/07/2015 at 18:43

They'r e on the small side, but if they're not neglected or in full sun all the time they should be ok. If you have some bigger pots available you could put them into those - it would certainly make watering easier as they won't dry out so quickly. It depends on what time you have to give them the attention they'll need  

Clematis Rebecca died suddenly after planting

Posted: 01/07/2015 at 18:39

It's unlikely to be dead Vis.  If planted a bit deeper they produce more shoots and stems - unlike most plants which should be planted at the same level as the pot they've been in. Did you put plenty of compost/feed  etc in the planting hole when you first planted it? 


Posted: 01/07/2015 at 18:23

They'll be fine for a month or two in the pots Wills. Just don't let them get dried out in the meantime. A spot out of the full blast of the sun might be a good idea  


Posted: 01/07/2015 at 18:20

Rain seemed like it was arriving late this afternoon just before I left work but it hasn't come to anything and I really need it for my grass seed. It's very oppressive and unpleasant....bit like Verdun's rude driver....

Don't think I could manage a hammock chicky - too scared to try one 

Glad your roof is up to scratch 

Enjoy your driving W'song - top down, hair blowing in the wind....

Thought I'd seen and heard it all till I went to speak with young fairy last night at half ten-ish. Wondered what the noise outside was - a woman out in the dark cutting her grass - with an electric mower. What on earth is wrong with these inconsiderate people?  

Clematis Rebecca died suddenly after planting

Posted: 01/07/2015 at 18:12

You'll need proper support for it to climb up too - trellis or a set of wires spaced horizontally on the fence. Is it trained on to the cane at the back or is that another clematis? Hard to make out from the picture. If it's another clematis - they're far too close together. You need to move one of them. Clematis need loads of nutrition and water through the growing season, and good beefy soil if they're to give their best. 


Posted: 01/07/2015 at 07:31

If they're young plants, Wills (in a smallish pot, around 12"/15" high ) - pot them on until they're bigger before planting out in autumn or spring, depending on how much growth they've made and your own conditions. If they're bigger, more mature plants you can put them in their final places anytime  now  


Posted: 01/07/2015 at 07:23

Morning all. Clammy but no rain here - yet -  a few thunderstorms forecast for tonight, mainly in the east though so we may miss them. 

Nanny B - take it easy today if you can 

Off to work taking older fairy on my way so will try and catch up with you all later. 

Keep cool 

Forgive me Father, for I have sinned!

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 22:51

Forgive me Father, for I have sinned!

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 22:21

Be strong Steve - you will win.

Think the weedkiller and perseverance will work. If it's any support - I once managed to kill Russian Vine. Quite proud of that achievement  


Posted: 30/06/2015 at 22:13

Evening all  

Not long in - came back from work, had a drink of juice and went out to finish prepping the new area for lawn. Had my dinner and went back out to finish it and then sowed the seed and netted it all 

oh...and shouted at the brats kicking their sodding football against my car. Was right in the mood for it after the conversations here today. Hosta - good for you for telling these hopeless excuses for parents how it really is. 

Glad ma was ok Dove 

Lovely to have a hog lily 

Will try and catch up with all the doings here but need to go to bed 

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