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Clematis Montana Wilt

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 10:46

From what I know about clematis, so long as it's planted to a good depth of about a foot, then they're pretty tough. Even when clematis wilt looks like it's killed it, it only goes down to just below soil level, so you get new shoots after.

Pond not going swimmingly...

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 21:08

but thank you to all for the advice so far

Pond not going swimmingly...

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 21:08

there's a big plant on the south side of it and a wall on the west, so hopefully it should't be too bad, except when the sun is right overhead :/

Pond not going swimmingly...

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 20:55

There are 4 oxygenating plants in there, cant remember the names of them at the moment, might check tomorrow, won't they do the same thing?

Pond not going swimmingly...

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 19:47


Probably a little background first. Decided to set up a bucket pond in the garden to attract beneficial insects to do pest control. Started to set it up early spring, didn't have much rain, and the few inches of water in the bucket started to go green. So I decided to hurry things along and filled the rest up with tap water, rushed and got some oxygenators to suck up excess nitrogen from the tap water and stuck them in with a few rocks. However it seems to be getting worse..

Any advice? Would it be a wait and see situation and risk the oxy plants getting smothered by the algae or do something with quick chemicals (if it's even possible)?

Should be a pic of it attached below


Mystery rose

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 23:06

I think the parent was held back with disease for ages, so hopefully it should speed up now it's been treated. I'll see how far I can train it, hopefully it will stretch up next to the front door!

Mystery rose

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 14:23

I'll appreciate it what ever it ends up being, a rose by any other name and all that just helps with what to expect with size and handling.

do you think it might be a climber? (just so I know if I need to put wires on the walls) it would be quite nice if it was for both places where it's planted

Mystery rose

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 13:30

double checked on the cutting and that's drooping too

 maybe it's just a droopy rose?

Mystery rose

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 13:20

this is the main plant which I took the cutting from

the flower that's on there is drooping, but I think that's more rain water weight than habit


Mystery rose

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 22:18

I'll take a picture tomorrow of the plant I took the cutting from, which is a bit bigger, and maybe that will tell if it's a climber? The flowers definitely don't droop, but I guess the growth on the stems of the main plant is quite long so it could be a climber. I wasn't sure if it was just because it's not in a sunny place and against a wall.

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Pond not going swimmingly...

60cm diametre, 30cm depth bucket pond 
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Mystery rose

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Problem with rose flower

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Kalanchoe with scale

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could you name a few flowers for me?

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