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Clematis Montana 'Pink Pefection@

Posted: 15/10/2012 at 15:20

I have had a very poor year with some of my clematis but others have done ok,like Elsa spath and Indian star but Nellie mos er was a pathetic and yellow leaved.They do suffer from  slugs etc and you must plant them deep and only feed when in flower.normally I have to water them daily in spring (not the early ones) but it was over board with the rain this year.Pruning you can do to soon and cut back to much so be careful.but montana's ( I have Elizabeth \and another that escapes me )do quite well in my clay soil.


Posted: 15/10/2012 at 15:12

I would say that last year I lost my rosemary to the very cold    and wet weather.They have in the past been fine in winter but too much rain and severe cold they could not take.fortunately I took some cuttings and also from my sons hedge and I now have replacements.I think with all plants if you take cuttings  at least you have a back up.

lemon trees

Posted: 15/10/2012 at 15:07

I have a lemon  and orange tree ,of which I have nearly killed several times.I have learnt,they don't like central heating and like living in the conservatory and to go out in summer.They  don't care to be harshly pruned,they like to be misted and fed a special feed one for summer and one for winter(although I suspect you could do your own).they liked to be watered when dried out and not so much in winter.good that your doing so well ,mine look hopeful this time and just might fruit next year!


Posted: 15/10/2012 at 14:57

I do love these plants just planted a different variety,but I like these.there is a field in Devon by a certain donkey sanctuary that looks wonderful in spring with these,a whole field full.a delight.

Keeping Chickens

Posted: 14/10/2012 at 12:35

My daughter keeps 4 hens and they provide her with 4 eggs each day until winter or when they lose their feathers about 2 a day from each of them.She keeps them in a big enclosure with double wiring and protective roofing to drain excess water off.She lets them out to roam free around the garden each day (she does not clip their wings but best to as they do fly over the fence).She cleans them out regularly and feeds them with pellets ,corn(treat) and a mash with grit.Her biggest problem is rats and you must ensure any food is put into a steel bin at night and any left overs(rare) removed.Foxes do come in the garden but because of her locking them in a secure compound at dusk they leave alone.(my parents kept chickens in the countryside and did not secure them at dusk and ,yes ,on more).They often suffer with mites and sometimes their crop will get blocked but this easily remedy.Chickens are fun but must be cared for .

Talkback: Planting snake's head fritillaries

Posted: 14/10/2012 at 12:21

I wish.


cm holes in my lawn and dead grass

Posted: 14/10/2012 at 12:20




Posted: 13/10/2012 at 19:14

the  way I use to learn was by writing a diary every day about the flowers or plants I had seen .The common name first then Latin etc.This way you you learn and enjoy the writing about your observations,simple but effective.Ilex Aquifolium.

compost bin alive with slugs

Posted: 13/10/2012 at 19:07

The best way and you ll never get rid of them,is to buy some hens and feed them the slugs and eggs .They are gone instance and lowers the population .you may not have any plants but its one way.

Has anyone grown...

Posted: 13/10/2012 at 19:02

I have growen them from seed and am doing so now.

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