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Climbing Roses

Posted: 31/10/2015 at 17:45

I have a Danse de Feu, which is three years old and although it does flower a little, I think I too have planted it in the wrong place.  It is against a tall (6') wooden fence and in front of it there is a large viburnum which loses its leaves in winter but flowers from September to Spring with wonderful scented pink flowers.  I feel that although several feet away it is obstructing the rose, especially since the rose faces north.

I would follow Obelixx' advice and plant in the garden.

Can I propagate wisteria and vines by layering?

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 16:41

I read the foregoing with interest as a neighbour asked me about propagating his very old grapevine which is spread even over the top of his large metal shed. He thinks I know everything - sadly he is wrong!  I thought it could be done by cuttings, so I have passed Fidgetbones' advice on to him.  Thank you very much.

Arum maculatum, cuckoopint, lords and ladies

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 11:15

I have the same problem and at the beginning there were only a few which looked quite pretty, especially with the berries (poisonous!!!).  Now they have become a real problem, they are everywhere, even in the driveway.  So far this year I have spent at least a week's worth of digging up as much as possible, but have had to dig up the smaller plants too to extract the bulbil at the root end.

Good luck!

Camellia - seed pods

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 09:21

Thank you both for all the above information.  I shall follow most of it as it is a trifle conflicting about the tap roots.  These seeds are pretty dry as their pod was very dark brown, dry and already split, so some of the seeds were missing.  The magnolia itself is enormous and flowers profusely with deep red flowers but I have no idea what it is called and I don't think the owner does either - it must have been about 20 years old at least.

Camellia - seed pods

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 11:01

Thank you Berghill.  I will do as you say and hopefully I shall be rewarded.  I wondered if it was worth soaking the seed before sowing and maybe "nicking" it as one would a sweet pea seed?

I live in Herefordshire and have one small white camellia (inherited with the house) and had brought with me a large pink one which sadly died in the very harsh winter a few years ago.  It would be lovely to succeed with this special one.

Camellia - seed pods

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 20:36

Whilst visiting Bristol, I was given a seed pod from a beautiful Camellia.  Is it possible to grow a new plant from the seed pods (2) inside, and if so, what is the best method of propagation?

What is this plant please?

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 20:34

Perhaps it is a wild plant but it is rather lovely and I have already transplanted some of it in a little rockery.

Thank you everyone.


What is this plant please?

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 11:35

Sorry I appeared to have chopped some of my answer.  Should have read ... You are right, I have looked it up and it is Persicaria Capitata (as Edd says) and I shall be planting it in the greenhouse as that is needed for tommies!  Thank you both.

What is this plant please?

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 11:30
  1. Many thanks.  You are right, I have looked needed for tommies!

What is this plant please?

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 11:06

This is growing in the greenhouse and may be a weed but I hope not as it is very pretty and I would like to add it to pots and use as ground cover under shrubs etc.


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Camellia - seed pods

Red, large plant with many seed pods 
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What is this plant please?

Ground hugging, variegated leaves and pink pom-pom tiny flowers. 
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I need advice on how to deter moles in the garden, the greenhouse, the lawn, the vegetable plot, oh just everwhere'1 
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Does anyone know the name of this plant?

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