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quick climber i can plant in august?

Posted: 04/08/2012 at 12:53

What about a couple of winter-flowering clematis?     Such as Freckles?     I planted these last summer, and although they didn't grow very high, they did flower last November through to the spring.    This summer they have put on a lot of growth and virtually meet in the middle of the arch now.

Lavender from seed

Posted: 18/07/2012 at 08:00

Andrew,I don't know what the 'professional' method is, but I just snip a few cuttings off, dip them in rooting powder and put them in a pot, around the edge.   My favourite one is Hidcote, as I love its deep purply colour.

Biggest Aspidistra ???

Posted: 17/07/2012 at 22:17

Jean, that is lovely.    I was once given one of these plants, but everytime it gained a new leaf it also lost one and I never could get it to grow any bigger.    However you are treating yours, you are certainly doing the right thing!

Mr Bean - SuperMarrow Video

Posted: 17/07/2012 at 21:57

Certainly made me giggle!

Strawberry Plants and Fruit bushes - weed control

Posted: 17/07/2012 at 21:44

We have a simple framework, with a fine-mesh net over it to keep birds, and cats, from our soft fruit.    I have read somewhere about growing strawberry plants in a length of guttering, which can be propped up on supports to keep the slugs off - just an idea.

Please identify this plant

Posted: 17/07/2012 at 21:41

I love these simple poppy flowers.    I have them in my garden, more and more each year, both in yellow and a few in orange.   I have never planted them, they just arrived.   I agree with Figrat - definitely no need to sow seeds!

Lavender from seed

Posted: 17/07/2012 at 21:38

I've never grown lavender from seed, as cuttings root very easily.   Can you not beg a few snippings from friends and neighbours?


Posted: 16/07/2012 at 08:41

I just chuck old compost from pots onto my flower garden.    It all helps to enrich the soil, and to improve the heavy clay.

sea holly?

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 11:29

Can you give us a photo, please?    Descriptions are not always helpful.

What is this?

Posted: 13/07/2012 at 21:45

My first impression was that it was a perennial sweet pea, and not a clematis at all!

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