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Trellis

Posted: 23/02/2013 at 20:56

Hello nicola, I have a clemantis montana which is definatley a mile a minute plant. I've been training it to grow along my fence. I always prefer natural materials so would always use wood.

I think that bought trellis are extremely expensive for what they are, after all once the plant is established, you wont even see it and the plant wont mind what it's growing on. Have you thought about putting something on the fence to act as some sort of support? Maybe some sort of string/twine(although this will rot down in time) or wire?

I used some long hazel sticks, placed horizontly and screwed into the fence with 6" screws to give the front runners of the clemantis something to hold on to. Once they grab onto it the others generally grow on each other.

 

Euphorbia pruning

Posted: 23/02/2013 at 19:55

I inhertied some type of euphorbia when I moved here, it spreads like mad and for me I am completley underwhelmed by the "flowers" that they have. It's called bug eyes here. I pull up as many of the younger plants every year. I leave some as although I don't like the plant, their leaves do fill a space in the woodland area that I have.

Might just do some early prunning in the hope that I kill some of them off.

Nematodes...every slugs enemy:)

Posted: 23/02/2013 at 19:44

Thanks for the info. Too pricey for me to do the whole garden but I still might use them on one bed which causes me the most trouble.

Cosmos seeds.

Posted: 23/02/2013 at 19:36

Like you I didn't think I had mine but they were in amongst the junk

clay soil so little choice of plants

Posted: 23/02/2013 at 19:35

I have similar soil and generally find that most of my plants grow really well in it. I have several plants that obelixx mentioned and so far so good. I bought some small perennial geraniums last year very cheaply and they did ok, but already they are showing new growth so I think they will do better this year. I think plants are extremely adaptable so can do well in soil/areas that might not be the so called perfect conditions for them.

Ps forget to say that Lupins do well for me as well

Nematodes...every slugs enemy:)

Posted: 23/02/2013 at 19:14

Like you after the on slaught on my plants/seedlings last year I'm thinking of using these this year. Was a bit unsure about them, but have been reading peoples advice/information on here. How expensive are they?

Talkback: Creeping buttercup

Posted: 23/02/2013 at 19:10

Hate the stuff, I try and deal with it as soon as I see it but there is always more.

Lupin Seeds

Posted: 23/02/2013 at 19:04

Hi GG, I inherited an all purple lupin when I moved here, don't know the name of it.

Had a great show of it in 2011, not so good last year, which might have been due to the poor weather.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/18947.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 

Your welcome to the seeds this year but they might not grow true to type

Echinecias

Posted: 22/02/2013 at 21:45

Hiya Sam, If we had a better Summer last year I'm sure they would have flowered. I think I sowed them later in the season outside in the coldframes. I think they did take a while to germinate, they were in takeaway trays

This year, I've sowed them indoors so far I have a couple up

Favourite Gardening Books

Posted: 22/02/2013 at 19:56

I'm also a fan of Dr Hessayon Expert series

Discussions started by hollie hock

What are these?

Self sown flowers 
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Birds foot trefoil

In lawns? 
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Bowles Mauve

Too early for propagation? 
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Any one planted out their runners?

Plants getting big 
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Moonlight runner beans

Any one tried them? 
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Pickled Eggs

Advice needed 
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Couple of Ids please

Both pink one looks a bit like a carnation 
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Cuttings

How long to leave bag over them? 
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Is this a Clematis?

Not sure if it is? 
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Buzzing Shrubs

What are these? 
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Cheap veg seeds

Are they worth it? 
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New garden

Some pictures 
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Leaving my garden

I'm moving 
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Problems with Private Messages

Can't see them 
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Hardy annuals

Autumn sowings 
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