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Where we are. the Big Map.

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 07:28

Can someone please explain to this comparative newbie the meanings of bump and bumpy on these forums?

Cotinus Coggygria Royal Purple - how fast does it grow?

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 14:07

Thanks fo all the replies - very useful. CC now planted  

Cotinus Coggygria Royal Purple - how fast does it grow?

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 18:49

I'm wondering where to place this plant in my border.  It's 18" tall at the moment, and looks fabulous against my CGS "Willow" fence.  I want it to be seen while it's still small, but does that mean that I need to have really titchy plants in front of it while it grows?  Or should i plant taller stuff and accept the fact that the Cotinus will be hidden till it gets bigger?  How fast does it grow?

Brown spots on clematis leaves

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 21:45

I have a patio clematis Parisienne which has developed brown spots with spidery edges on most of its leaves.  Have to say that it is still in the pot it came in from Taylor's about three weeks ago, so the stems are still closely bound together, but it has been flowering like crazy and the flowers are fantastic.  I know I haven't treated it with the respect it deserves, but can I still save it?

I have a new man in my life

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 20:44

Lady G2, I'm definitely keeping it, and I agree, all those little self seeders will make lovely presents.  Or could go to a charity plant stall.  And I intend to keep some for myself of course 

I have a new man in my life

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 21:49

Thanks for the photo Nut.  What a gorgeous plant!  Mine only has two stems at the moment.  How long do they bloom for?

I have a new man in my life

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 21:35

Nut, I love you for that!   

I have a new man in my life

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 14:52

Can you keep it under contol by cutting off the flower heads when they've gone over and before they set seed?

I have a new man in my life

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 13:50

His name is Bill Wallis and he's an absolute charmer!  He's actually quite famous - google him if you've never heard of him.  The thing is, will I one day regret ever having invited him into my garden?   .........  or will I remain under his spell forever?  

Clematis integrifolia Alionushka - a good sprawler?

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 11:00

I think you have a point there Salino.  Please could you suggest some suitable shrubs for it to clamber over?  Ones that are fairly fast growing?

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Where does it like to grow? 
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