Latest posts by Gold1locks

Can i grow clematis in a trough?

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 15:00

A six inch deep trough does sound very shallow for a clematis. The roots like a deep cool root run. 


Posted: 23/04/2013 at 14:55

No they don't, Mike! Or has anyone had a positive result with it?

My Camellia Has Gone Rusty

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 14:00

It looks dead to me.  Any sign of new leaf buds when you look closely at it?

Did it show signs of stress last year - yellowing leaves for example. It looks big enough to have been there a few years so I assume the soil is acidic, or neutral at worst. 

Purple leaved climber

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 11:36

Can think of a lot more troubling obsessions. Nutcutlet prowls round garden centres sniffing Crown Imperial bulbs!

Crown Imperials

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 11:26

Whatever turns you on, Nutcutlet! 

Is this Sooty Canker Fungus?

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 11:24

Hmmm, need to pay a visit to Speccavers! 

Purple leaved climber

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 11:19

Not quite purple, more a coppery colour - clematis montana 'Warwickshire Rose'. I have one, and have given away several rooted cuttings. Unlike other montanas it looks attractive all season.

Leggy sage. Do I cut back hard now? April 23rd?

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 11:16

Yes! prune hard, to within 6" of teh base. Now is the best time. 

EVIL Japanese Anemone

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 11:13

There are dwarf forms such as Pamina that are not anything like as aggressive. 

Bought 2 more fuchsias today

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 11:11

I did that once. It was great fun. Sadly hardy fuchsias can get cut to ground level in cold winters, which defeats the whole process, so if you do it then keep it in a pot that you can move in winter. 

Mrs. Popple is a sturdy, hardy purple. Check this out:

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Trimming box.

Don't prune before Derby Day.... 
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Website problems?

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Who else loves the humble sempervivum

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