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Suitable narrow hedging plant

Posted: 19/05/2017 at 19:57

I've never seen a lilac in  pot, but I know there are smaller, shrub varieties like Syringa Microphylla - not sure how much they'd like a pot life though.


Does it have to be a hedge or shrub? What about a clematis from the group that doesn't need pruning? There are scented versions.


A common jasmine may work too - some are pretty much evergreen in warmer areas.

Last edited: 19 May 2017 19:57:56

Flowers for birds

Posted: 19/05/2017 at 19:54

Verbena bonariensis - they are lovely, self seeding annuals that grow fast and give masses of tiny purple flowers atop long stalks, late summer and autumn.


The goldfinches come and peck the seeds out of mine.

Last edited: 19 May 2017 19:54:40

Poorly clematis triternata rubromarginata

Posted: 19/05/2017 at 19:52

You three crack me up 


Ok - I shall leave well alone and have the occasional words, poke etc.


All the lovely, new stems have withered and drooped, and these are the last two, so am not holding our much hope...


We shall see.


Thanks for all your help 

Poorly clematis triternata rubromarginata

Posted: 19/05/2017 at 17:33

Thanks Fairygirl - so you don't think it looks like wilt or snail/slug damage? No need for me to prune it right back to encourage new growth? I'm worried I would kill it off completely if I did that now...

WEIRD Creature!!

Posted: 19/05/2017 at 17:12

Those photos are impressive!

Poorly clematis triternata rubromarginata

Posted: 19/05/2017 at 17:10

Presumably this can't still be the 2 days of cold we had weeks back? It wasn't even that cold, here in central London...

Poorly clematis triternata rubromarginata

Posted: 19/05/2017 at 17:08

It's yellow as anything and some leaves have an almost transluscent/silvery appearance.

Poorly clematis triternata rubromarginata

Posted: 19/05/2017 at 17:08

Poorly clematis triternata rubromarginata

Posted: 19/05/2017 at 17:08

Here:


Poorly clematis triternata rubromarginata

Posted: 19/05/2017 at 17:03

Will upload photo as soon as I get home shortly!

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