Jean Genie

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hanging baskets

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 11:59

 I just cram in as many as possible and always use water retaining gel to help them from drying out . The more the merrier ! I also give them a very weak feed with every watering as I 've got so many pots , baskets and indoor houseplants it all seems to get out of hand ! Make sure the feed is really week though as too much can be worse than not enough if you do as I do.

Clematis in pot.

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 11:26

What a great idea Auntie Betty - just love this site everyone has such a wealth of knowledge to share . I shall have a ponder- thank you.You are right about the scruffy ankles though only part of clems I dislike!

Clematis in pot.

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 11:09

Thanks Obeliixx , hmmm , you've just given me a great idea with your suggestion of grasses - I've got some Ophiopogon ( something or other ! ) Anyway, it's black . Do you think that would be o.k. to split and transplant now ?

I've got a few other clematis in pots and Crystal Fountain is underplanted with Labrador violet that self-seeded itself so I left it . Only shallow rooted I think so not been a problem, Only problem being it's everywhere but I just leave it - love their little faces !

Up to now all clems are doing well - they are better fed than we are !!!

Will have a think , thanks .

Ps Will also have a think about  gravel - just can't be doing with the things I find living there .

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.

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