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Clematis alpinas

Posted: 23/02/2018 at 23:52

I don't think they are dead at all. According to the rhs website they are deciduous plants not evergreen as you thought in your first post.


Posted: 23/02/2018 at 23:29

Thank you Hosta. I will follow Ob's advice. Prune third out, light trim and we'll see how it behaves 


Posted: 21/02/2018 at 21:21

Thank you all for the replies. Here are the photos and I apologize if they are upside down but I have footered around with them for over an hour. When I open them they're grand but when I insert to the post they flip.

Anyway hope they help with the id. They are budding so I think the prune needs to be soon.


Last edited: 21 February 2018 21:26:54


Posted: 19/02/2018 at 22:10

Thanks Hosta. It's in my daughter's garden and will probably be a couple of days before I can get a photo.


Posted: 19/02/2018 at 15:01

Is this a cornus alba? If it is I have read on here that it needs cut back now. So how far do I prune? Is it ground level, leave 6 ins, 12 ins...I just don't know. Ideally I'd like to end up with a nice upright plant and not the sprawler that I have now. Any help please.


Posted: 11/02/2018 at 22:53

Thank you Hosta and BS.  I'm pretty new to growing flowers and I suppose I'm not very knowledgeable or confident with them. Can manage a six pack of marigolds from B&Q and sowed some lupins in the autumn which are still alive. I'm going to give the dahlias a go and do as you and others suggest re preparation. Hopefully they'll do alright 

Drainage issue

Posted: 11/02/2018 at 00:27

Jaime if that's the case then you can be guaranteed that there is absolutely no drainage in your garden. A few paving slabs and a handful of grass seed covers a multitude of sins. I would take it up with the builder especially as the slope is towards the house. I doubt there is a quick fix for it.

Cut Flower patch

Posted: 10/02/2018 at 23:51

Re the floppy tulips. Was at the hairdressers once when another customer popped a 2p piece into a vase of tulips and said they'll be ok in an hour. And they were. Perked up beautifully.


Posted: 10/02/2018 at 23:30

I'd love to grow dahlias. Gorgeous flowers. But do they need a lot of attention as in feeding, staking etc. I have always avoided them because I thought they were very fussy plants.

Drainage issue

Posted: 10/02/2018 at 22:51

I feel for you. My daughter's "lawn" at her new build house was nothing but a soggy mess. After two yrs you could scarcely spot a blade of grass...only moss and weeds. When it was dug up they found it was basically the builders dumping ground. Loads of leftover concrete, plaster, broken tiles, bits of plastic piping, guttering etc. Then add in the worker's sandwich/ burger boxes, lucozade bottles, red bull cans, scrunched up tin foil....So on top of all that c**p they throw on a couple of inches of topsoil and some grass seed and you end up with your "very basic turfed area". All builders seem to do it these days. This may/may not be your problem but I would be very surprised if its not.

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