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Creocote & climbing plants

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 13:56

I'll leave it for a week; it doesn't feel oily to touch but if the wind is blowing in the right direction I can still get a definite whiff of that creosote smell.

Many thanks for you advice.

Creocote & climbing plants

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 13:33

Its creocote, the creosote substitute.  Unfortunately I cannot find anything on the web to suggest how long to leave it before putting plants up against treated fences etc.

Many thanks

Lawn treatment

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 12:57

Hi Des, just seen your update post.  Again Aftercut patchfix; amazing stuff.  I put this on any bare patches and it takes well.  Honestly I don't work for Westlands, I just love their products

Lawn treatment

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 12:53

I used the Aftercut 4 in 1 feed, weed and mosskiller by Westlands and as predicted it killed the moss but also quite a lot of other areas took a hit too.  Now its started to grow back I will go back to using the normal Aftercut lawn conditioner which is fantastic and always makes my lawn thick and lush.  Its in granular form but I swear by this product.

Creocote & climbing plants

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 12:49

Hi there

I have creocoted my fences recently; how long do I need to leave it before re-attaching new established ivy?

Many thanks


fast growing climbers

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 13:51

Confederate or Star Jasmine is evergreen.. or Clematis Montana's as stated are vigorous but not evergreen.  I've just planted a Montana next to two ivy's to get some evergreen to cover some trellis but planted a Montana in between them for some colour and interest.

Moving a Stage 1 Clematis Montana

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 13:46


I have got a Clematis Montana (unsure which one, might be Mayleen) which I planted last year which has taken off great guns this year, easy 7ft in places already.  My neighbours have taken down a hedge their sides which hid our garden from theirs but we have 2ft trellis on 3 fence panels so we've lost our privacy quite a bit.  I was thinking about moving this clematis over to the trellis to create some privacy but not sure if it can be moved?  I've already planted a Clematis Elizabeth in anticipation of the hedge coming down but it doesn't seem to be doing an awful lot considering its supposed to be vigorous. Should I move it once the flowers have gone or leave it be?

Many thanks in advance.

Me again - Star Jasmine

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 13:07
Hi all So; I went and bought a star Jasmine off ebay; 5ft tall bargain price of ??40. It turned up yesterday and looks a nice healthy plant. I've planted it today against a 3ft fence with a 2ft lattice topper. I've secured it in place with twine at the moment so it doesn't fall over in wind. What do I need to do now? Do I need to put that green pliable fence stuff to the actual fence so it has something to twine round? Many thanks!

Group 3 clematis.

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 13:18
What us group 3? I bought two reuben Montana last year which are now about 6ft tall; do these need hard pruning back?

Star Jasmine (Trachelospermun)

Posted: 14/02/2015 at 11:57
Thank you; I think I'll take the plunge and get another as my newish neighbours are cutting a hedge down their side of the fence so it will look bare through the lattice.

So the one I bought last year, do I keep it on the tripod cane structure or try to unwind it and coax it through the mesh?
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Creocote & climbing plants

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Me again - Star Jasmine

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Star Jasmine (Trachelospermun)

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