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Jean Genie

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Clematis in pot.

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 10:29

Oops done something wrong there !

Clematis in pot.

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 10:27

Firstly I would like to thank everyone for their comments and advice and at the risk of becoming a stalker , I have another question.

I've just treated myself to yet another clematis - it's an Andromeda and has very pale pink flowers with a darker pink stripe running through. It looks a bit like an anaemic " Nelly " but very pretty. I'm looking for something to underplant it with as I never shade the roots with stones, slate,etc. - find too many beasties living underneath !



 too many beasties hide underneath them. It' s in a big blue pot so something to contrast nicely please.

Garden gaffes

Posted: 06/06/2012 at 13:04

That makes sense -  its in the back border with an acuba and an euonymus alatus on either side . I've noticed my ground cover isn't coming up as it should and that the ground around is difficult to work with . Lost some ajuga this year but the shrubs are fine . Could the birch tree cause them any problems in the future ? It would be a shame to remove the tree as the squirrels and birds have some great fun in there ( and so we watching them ) I do like it as it's quite open and makes a lovely sound when the wind blows . When we had the bad winter a few years ago it was colonised by a flock of waxwings . Got some great pics on other p.c. so going to post them on wildlife section when I find them. Will also take pic of tree to find out if I have identified it correctly. Thanks for your input.

Garden gaffes

Posted: 06/06/2012 at 12:13

Noooooo !! It' 20ft plus ! Some kind soul has told me it could grow to 60-80 ft so I'm a bit concerned now . Can they really grow that big?  Don't know that much about trees .


Posted: 06/06/2012 at 12:06

It must be ficus robusta invisiblus.

Garden gaffes

Posted: 06/06/2012 at 11:55

Well folks , Think I may be awarding myself the garden gaffe certificate of excellence . WHAT AM I GOING TO DO WITH THIS TREE !!!  Just by way of interest I've got a heuchera sugar frosting in a pot in front garden which seems to be thriving on neglect. Its in full sun for half the day, gets watered when I remember to do so and gets the odd feed now and then . Its got stunning purpley foliage and just keeps on growing. Maybe we don't get as much sun here in Lancs.

Anyone got any instructions for a tree - house !!

Garden gaffes

Posted: 06/06/2012 at 10:26

60- 80 ft ???? ! Think I may need a tree surgeon !! Any wine left Auntie Betty ! had a good chuckle about the tomatoe plants.

japanese maple

Posted: 06/06/2012 at 10:12

I didn't really want to re- pot it but had no choice . The wooden container it was in had rotted and the compost was cascading everywhere !

Thanks for your advice , Feel better now as it really is one of my favourites.

Do you have any advice on my bird of paradise plant with the weird flower stalks ? I've posted a question. Many thanks .

Garden gaffes

Posted: 04/06/2012 at 14:20

Any idea how big this silver birch is gonna grow ?

Garden gaffes

Posted: 04/06/2012 at 13:05

We' ve all done it at one time or another. Planted something  in wrong location, wrong soil, too shady, too sunny.

Can anyone beat this ? Years ago I purchased a Viburnum macrocephalum ( Snowball Bush ) by mail order - planted it and everything seemed to be going well until I noticed a sucker appearing so I pruned it off as you do . What I didn't realise was it was a grafted shrub and yes you've guessed it I pruned off the wrong stem !!!

I'm now the proud owner of a 20ft silver birch tree - haha ! Never mind , the birds love it and it's somewhere to hang the fat balls. However don't know what the neighbours think !!!

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