Jan Wright


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Clematis "Dr. Ruppel"

Posted: 07/09/2013 at 12:27
Thank you Bob The Gardener and Obelixx for your advice it is much appreciated. I will take it on board about your pruning methods. I haven't grown a fancy clamatis before apart from the hardy sort Montana Rubens - which is very rampent! Thanks again
Happy Gardening!
Jan

Clematis "Dr. Ruppel"

Posted: 04/09/2013 at 16:51
Last Spring I planted a Clematis ???Dr Ruppel???. I have patiently waited for the flowers to appear and finally a flower has just opened. Should it have taken so long to come into flower please? I believe it is Prune Code 2, so can also tell me when is the best time to prune it please? I have provided it with a trellis to climb up and positioned it facing West. I have shaded the roots and watered it during dry spells and also fed it periodically. I have been teasing the shoots through the trellis and done all I can to care for it. Am I looking after it correctly? I have a PH soil of 6.5 ??? 7.0, is this satisfactory? Thank You

marigolds

Posted: 16/08/2013 at 12:21
Can anyone help me with solving the problem of something is eating the leaves on my marigolds please? I don't think it is slugs or snails, but there has been some white butterflies flying around them; could it be caterpillers do you think, if so how do I get rid of them please?

Pruning Variegated Holly Tree

Posted: 30/07/2013 at 11:45
Hi Fellow Gardeners Glad we have had some rain at last! Can anyone suggest what I can do to my variegated Holly Tree. It isn't very old and it wasn't thriving where I had planted it (to shady) , so I moved it to a more sunnier spot. It has certainly improved and put on new growth to the tips of the branches, but the leaves are at the tips of the branches only. Can I improve it by pruning it, if so how and when? Should I cut the leading shoot and hope for a bushier tree, your advice would be most welcome. Also there are very few berries on it, but when I read the label before I bought it it said it was self-fertile and didn't require another tree to pollinate it!

Drought conditions

Posted: 17/07/2013 at 15:51

Thank you Verdun (Hello again) & Fidgetbones for your replies.  Good suggestions! Any plant suggestions for the herbacious borders for drought resistant please?  The seeper hose is a good idea from fidgetbones. When I buy new plants from now on I will buy drought resistant ones!  Thank you for all your advice!

Drought conditions

Posted: 16/07/2013 at 10:23

Thank you "Lazy Gardener" for replying to my post.  Yes I agree with mulching the ground - something I will have to do ready for next year.  What do you recommend for using as a mulch please? 

 

Drought conditions

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 10:49

Anyone got any tips and ideas how to retain moisture in the borders while we are having all this hot sunshine please?  I am fed up of watering the garden early morning and after the sun has gone down.  It is taking up too much time but I cannot do nothing and watch my beautiful plants flag in this heatwave we are having at the moment.  The containers are drying out as fast as I am watering too!

Roses

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 12:07

Oh thank you fellow gardeners (addict & Dovefromabove) for your help and advice about my problem roses.  I will be following you advice asap.  Thanks again!

Roses

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 16:38

I would like some help with black spot and aphids on my roses please.  I don't like to use insecticides, because of harming bees and other friendly garden insects, but I am forced to sometimes rather than watching the plant deteriorate after spending time, money and effort on the plant. Your advice would be most appreciated - Thank you

Clematis leaves developing reddish brown spots

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 23:55

Can anyone please explain to me why my clematis is developing reddish brown spots on its leaves?  It is called Dr. Ruppel and it is a new plant.  It faces West and I have shaded the roots with a small slab and fed it in the Spring, I also keep it watered in dry weather.  I have planted clematis plants before but haven't had much success, although I have a Clematis Montana and it has climbed and flowered well for many years. My soil is alkaline/neutral and I have been training it up a trellis as it has grown. What am I doing wrong please?

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Clematis "Dr. Ruppel"

Cultivation & Pruning 
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Last Post: 07/09/2013 at 12:27

marigolds

What is eating my marigolds? 
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Last Post: 16/08/2013 at 13:43

Pruning Variegated Holly Tree

 
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Last Post: 30/07/2013 at 16:42

Drought conditions

How do I keep my border plants from drying out? 
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Last Post: 21/07/2013 at 20:17

Roses

Black Spot & Aphids 
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Last Post: 08/07/2013 at 12:07

Clematis leaves developing reddish brown spots

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Last Post: 27/06/2013 at 23:55

Forest Flame

Brown veins on leaves 
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Last Post: 14/05/2013 at 19:28
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