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Out of control clematis

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 22:14

Any chance of a pic Lyds? There are different types of clematis, which can be pruned at different times of the year............Has it flowered this year?

Summer has arrived

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 22:09

Lovely pics reb, like the white one, but more so the blue and purple one......what is it?

Biennials

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 21:58

I was thinking about snowman.........so thanks. I think the blue ones are a lot more resiliant, didn't grow them this year but had a few that have popped up unexpectactly

Pink flower

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 21:33

I'd go for a canterbury bell, cups and saucer type, I have a blue one here....but it never grows upright...........just lies flat on the ground. Great surprise tried growing them from seed but no luck

Confession- slug olympics

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 18:43

I road them, chuck over the fence............can;t do the scissors or stamping on them. Snails are easier to handle,  so I just throw them next door..........yes they probably will come back, but it's going to be a long journey for them

Advice on climbers

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 18:31

I inherited a clematis montana when I moved here, very fast growing gives lovely flowers in the late Spring/early Summer. I really like the foilage, a bronze type of purple/green, it needs very little looking after but it will go to stick in the Winter. Once established this will really grow and will cover everthing

I'm sure others will come up with some more suggestions, there is a lovely evergreen jasmine but I don't know the name.

What are these

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 18:24

Thanks Busy Lizzie, are they perennials?Had a quick look about and found conflicting information

Biennials

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 17:08

Didn't know that Bellis is a bee favourite,not ever grown them and also didn't realise that you can over winter cornflowers.....Thanks Zoomer

Foxglove

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 17:04

If it were me I would let the seeds develop on the stems and depending on your style you could just wave the stem about where you would like them to grow or use a paper bag and put the stem upside down and collect them that way.

I do think it's possible to cut the stems off and then collect the seed, but I'm short on space and you have to keep them in damp free conditions

What are these

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 16:35

Hello everyone,

Picked these up yesterday for a £1 each, I think the orange flowered is a verbascum of some sort  but not sure. No idea about the purple ones, but the bees seem to like it

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26895.jpg?width=221&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26896.jpg?width=221&height=350&mode=max

 Thanks for any information

Discussions started by hollie hock

Couple of Ids please

Both pink one looks a bit like a carnation 
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Last Post: 17/08/2014 at 20:27

Cuttings

How long to leave bag over them? 
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Last Post: 11/08/2014 at 20:19

Is this a Clematis?

Not sure if it is? 
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Last Post: 14/06/2014 at 09:58

Buzzing Shrubs

What are these? 
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Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 23:22

Cheap veg seeds

Are they worth it? 
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Last Post: 15/02/2014 at 22:34

New garden

Some pictures 
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Last Post: 23/08/2014 at 22:04

Leaving my garden

I'm moving 
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Last Post: 07/02/2014 at 20:09

Problems with Private Messages

Can't see them 
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Last Post: 20/10/2013 at 21:35

Hardy annuals

Autumn sowings 
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Last Post: 13/10/2013 at 17:34

Budelia

quick question 
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Last Post: 30/09/2013 at 10:56

Caterpillars

What are these? 
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Last Post: 14/09/2013 at 21:28

Website

Site really slow 
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Last Post: 23/09/2013 at 16:30

What are these

Latest bargains 
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Last Post: 07/07/2013 at 23:15

Another bee question

Nesting in floor of old shed 
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Last Post: 04/07/2013 at 17:27

Seedling Id

What is this? 
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Last Post: 20/06/2013 at 18:20
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