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Hopeless Gardner

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Is it a jasmine

Posted: 06/09/2013 at 10:49

I inherited this plant when I moved here (peak district) 2 years ago. It provides a useful buffer between me and my neighbour.  Every now and then I hack it back a bit and it comes back at me with


a vengeance.!!! Last year I gave it a good shave and thought I had killed it as it took ages to come to life after the long winter. Is it a jasmine and how hard can I cut it back

Wildflowers - to dig over soil before planting or not?

Posted: 25/07/2012 at 10:39
Reading the above is very useful. I have a small patch of land the other side of my garden fence which is full of couch grass, golden rod and some shrubs. I would particularly like to encourage wild flowers here. What would be the best way of dealing with it, and if I bought young plants is it best to sow nowish or in the spring

Poorly clematis

Posted: 25/07/2012 at 10:34
I put in two new clematis and honeysuckles this spring and they don't appear to have moved much. I. Do tend to garden by neglect as I am away a certain amount. How can I help them now and if they haven't grown much should I prune them as instructed on the labels. They are Rubens Montana, tangjutica, integrofolia arabella and jackmanii superii
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Is it a jasmine

Small leaves, dark pink tiny fluted flowers all summer, bees love it, not much scent, grows like anything 
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Last Post: 06/09/2013 at 11:10

Poorly clematis

Little growth and no flowers 
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Last Post: 25/07/2012 at 11:25
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