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HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 09/11/2016 at 13:14

Well - they don't have a wall Hosta... 

Moving a small Japanese acer

Posted: 09/11/2016 at 13:12

Make sure the new site has adequate moisture - especially in spring - so prepare that well before moving it. If the ground's dry where it is just now it could be tricky to get out. You might be better waiting for a while if that's the case. Most acers round here are now dormant and the ground's wet, so it depends on the conditions in your own garden. 

Follow doc's advice re the location you choose for it. 

Donald or hillary?

Posted: 09/11/2016 at 13:07
Dovefromabove says:

 - there may be trouble ahead.  

See original post

 ..but sadly, no 'moonlight, music, love and romance'....just facing the music....

Poorly looking clematis

Posted: 09/11/2016 at 12:08

I'm in Scotland sp. My ex husband had a friend who had relocated to the south east of England and when we visited one time, the whole place had ground to a halt because there was half an inch of snow. He said it was hilarious how people reacted to any snow. 

Gladiolus bulbs in winter

Posted: 09/11/2016 at 12:04

I would too. They really don't survive up here in the ground unless you're in a very sheltered location (mainy south west Scotland) with really free draining soil. You could risk it but I think it would be best to lift them.

How is Inverness today?  

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 09/11/2016 at 12:00

Morning Liri. Can you see Cruachan? 

The snow's vanishing here. It looked very pretty last night when I went to bed but I'm glad it's not hanging around. Cold though but that's the way of it. Your wall bashing is a good way of getting rid of frustration....

Poorly looking clematis

Posted: 09/11/2016 at 11:54

I've just taken a couple of pix now that the snow's disappearing - this is what you'll have once the foliage drops:

and this is an alpina clematis (with a bit of Etile Violette's bare stems) which still has a fair bit of it's foliage and some seedheads. That'll disappear and the new growth will come back in early spring

Poorly looking clematis

Posted: 09/11/2016 at 11:25

Only two?  

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 09/11/2016 at 11:21

Are you questioning the size of my little dainty feet Pat?  

Unfortunately, many of the views from summits look like this....

Not sure it would make a good jigsaw! There is a mountain in there somewhere...

Poorly looking clematis

Posted: 09/11/2016 at 11:06

It's all a big learning curve sp  

Nothing so fulfilling as  starting from scratch and building something you can enjoy. If plants are given the best conditions you can offer them, they will generally thrive. Clematis take several years to give their best display, but they're incredibly rewarding (and addictive) plants.

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