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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?

Clematis integrifolia Alionushka - a good sprawler?

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 10:16

Sorry you lost yours obelixx.  Perhaps mine will not find north yorkshire winters to its liking  we'll just have to wait and see.  Will a Strulch mulch help to keep it cosy through the winter?

 

Clematis integrifolia Alionushka - a good sprawler?

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 09:30

Oh goody!  Thanks nutcutlet!

Clematis integrifolia Alionushka - a good sprawler?

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 09:16

I bought this about six weeks ago and it is demanding to be planted NOW!  Has anyone had experience of planting this type of clematis to sprawl over a bed rather than climb up a fence or wall?  It's a non clinging variety and I have lots of bare earth in my new garden, so I thought that using it as ground cover might be  a win win situation.  And as it's a Pruning group 3, I suppose I could always move it early next spring if necessary.  Any thoughts?

Used and old compost - is it good for anything?

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 11:32

Some really good tips here - thank you one and all! 

And from one happy to another, thank you Marion for reminding us of the William Morris principle.  Your garden sounds delightful.  I too bought some packets of bee friendly annuals and was wondering if this week is going to be too late to sow them.  I'm up in North Yorkshire so won't have as long as some people before the first frosts.

I've got cream and peach nasturtiums, blue nigella and peach sorbet double californian poppies, or eschscholzias, which is the name I grew up with.  Do these poppies do best in sun and poor soil?

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Can you identify this clematis please?

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