hollie hock

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Posted: 22/04/2012 at 10:01

Thanks, they are really pretty


Posted: 22/04/2012 at 10:01

Hello Dave Harris, great video. I don't have any hedgehogs in my garden, but love them


Posted: 22/04/2012 at 09:48

Hello everyone,

Thanks for all your replies, It's a Clematis Montana on one of the sites I've looked at describes it as a "mile a minute" plants which is definately a good description.

Thanks for the advice about pruning/control. This time  last year its had just started over the shed. It wasn't cut back at all, it's going to have to have a trim this year though.

Any ideas of how to propagate it?

I'm experimenting with placing a few of flower buds clusters into some trays (still attached to the parent). They seem to be taking hold

Thanks again, I know what it is now


Posted: 21/04/2012 at 22:24

Hello Wintersong,

I do think it's some type of Clemantis, it grows, grows & climbs, rambles on to everything! The stems of the leaves are a purplish colour. This is going to be it's first year of proper flowering. It's huge. Some how some type of honey suckle is growing through.

The pictures are of it  growing over a shed. I'll have a look at Clematis Montana



Posted: 21/04/2012 at 21:52

Here's another pic of the rampant grower


Posted: 21/04/2012 at 21:50

Hello everyone.

I inherited this plant/shrub. It's been great but a very very fast grower.Well more rampant that fast, it hasn't really stopped growing. I'm going to get a great show anytime soon

I'm going to need to cut it at some point this year but don't know what it is.

It would be really good to know what it is


April in Your Garden

Posted: 21/04/2012 at 21:34

Hi Wintersong,

I'm with you on the tips. The fence that you see was made last Autumn out of free pallets. Broken down, painted & nailed into place, bit by bit. It took ages as it goes all the way down the garden. 

I am always on the lookout for free stuff,skips are great places. The bricks were off a neighbour, they were going to build a BBQ but didn't get around to it. I

Even the wheel barrow is borrowed (for a few months) off a work collegue.

I'm going to try taking more cuttings off plants this year, so more freebies

April in Your Garden

Posted: 21/04/2012 at 20:57


April in Your Garden

Posted: 21/04/2012 at 20:08

Hello Wintersong,

My garden is aprox 80 meters long (about 260ft) & a sort of wedge shape, it gets narrower away from the house.

This is my second year of having a garden & I love it. It's undergoing some major revamp this year. Goodbye lawn, hello different levels of beds.

The idea is to create a true cottage garden type feel which you can walk through.

I don't have the space for a greenhouse but I do have 2 homemade cold frames which are brilliant. I love growing stuff from seed particularly perinnals. Will be trying to take more cuttings this year.

You obviously planted the Ceanothus in the right place, they are one of my favourites. Unfortunately mine despite surviving in a pot for many years is not looking so good in the ground.

April in your garden

Posted: 21/04/2012 at 19:22


Shame about the tree, but that's how it goes. I'm sure you will plant something else in it's place

Garden is looking good, looks like you have a load of space

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