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Posted: 14/09/2015 at 20:39

I had some last year Rosa. They flowered well but we had a very rare,  dry sunny summer! I'd probably treat them as an annual here, mainly because I don't have room (or the inclination)  to overwinter lots of less than hardy plants.

They'd rot if left in the ground - which is what last year's did!    

what does your garden mean to you

Posted: 14/09/2015 at 20:33

It's pretty clear from the posts that gardening isn't just physical exercise. It nourishes every part of the body from top to toe  

Against all logic.......

Posted: 14/09/2015 at 20:27
Verdun wrote (see)

Yep Black Negligee Lyn and a real beauty too.  Silly names?  how about the suffix (?) Superbum? 


 don't get me started on that bramble - Rubus Cockburnianus....


I often move stuff when you're not meant to. I think it depends on your own conditions. Moving plants in summer is usually fine here because of the rain, and soil is definitely warmer at this time of year than April.







Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 14/09/2015 at 20:18

Thanks for the kind comments ladies  

  RB - Blue Lady I think. It's lovely at it's proper time of flowering! I have pasqueflowers in various shades which flower with it in spring. I love them. A few of those have produced flowers recently too. 

Moving a Clematis

Posted: 14/09/2015 at 17:35

I'd agree. Cut it back before digging it out. Any bits which are entwined with the rose will die off and you'll be able to pull them away easily. prepare the new site well before you start and water and mulch after planting. It'll hardly notice the move 

clematis wilt

Posted: 14/09/2015 at 17:26

I'd agree with Berghill. It's very rare.

I've had sections of a mature clematis die back suddenly - it's usually slugs and snails chewing through a stem, even if it's a fairly woody piece. You can trace it back to the base of the plant. It happened recently to one of mine. 


Posted: 14/09/2015 at 17:23

It worked 


Posted: 14/09/2015 at 17:23

KEF - you tend to think that sort of theft doesn't happen much now. Just shows...

A great big Rottweiler is what you need....a hungry one 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 14/09/2015 at 17:20

Jo - I think it's Blue Lady. It's much darker when it flowers in late winter/spring -quite similar to the clematis. I assume it's paler because of the time of year. I needed to move it but when I went to lift it in July, a couple of buds had appeared so I thought 'I'll leave it because they'll be done in a couple of weeks'. It's been producing more and more ever since ! 


Posted: 14/09/2015 at 17:07

So many knees....

Lily updated me on your nicked roof KEF.  Are you getting anywhere with it?

We've had the rain this afternoon that you've all had this morning. 

No radio reception this morning either so missed your news Pat. How exciting! 

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