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Camellia

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 17:17

Mine's in a very shady part of the garden from November-March (ie no sun at all) and then has part sun from April. Full of buds at the moment but has lost a couple due to hard frosts. I've heard that they don't like east facing as morning sun + frosts can make the buds fall off more easily. My buds refusing to open for now as so damn cold!

raised flower bed plants - ideas please!

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 21:06

I love seeing what other gardeners have done with their gardens always inspiring!

Shed is up and needs painting now...once rain stops...then it's onwards and upwards with the raised bed

planting a raised flower bed

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 21:03

clematis sounds great Jo - thanks!

CATS

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 21:00

I've found Pepper Dust works a treat after only 2-3 days, but needs to be reapplied if it rains. Cheap enough though.

Like others have mentioned, I also place short lengths of cane/sticks in between young plants so they can't get into a clear patch easily.

My parents have used the ultrasonic system and say it works brilliantly. Doesn't harm any wildlife, nor the cats, but they hate the sound. Problem is, some people with sensitive hearing can (apparently) hear the noise too!

When I see a cat trying to make its toilet in my beds, I pull out the hose and aim it at them - they are normally out of the garden before I've even turned the water on 

Ceanothus

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 20:54

I thought they were really tough plants? Shows how much I know...

having a moan about...

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 20:51

I know excatly how you feel Muddy re the kids bit - I'm gazing out of the garden door, almost chomping at the bit!

Set to be fair and warmer the next few days - thank god, as I'm building a raised bed with OH, adding some slatted trellis to our back fence, putting down some plum slate and generally moving plants around - oh and a much anticipated trip to garden centre which, after so many weeks of garden inactivity, I'm very excited about

having a moan about...

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 11:19

today's forecast (hahahaha!)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/

having a moan about...

Posted: 13/02/2013 at 14:05

you spoke too soon Andrew

Clematis nelly moser

Posted: 12/02/2013 at 16:29

I have a nelly M too, north facing and it's currently shooting everywhere.

I've heard the 'Before June, do not prune" rule, so Nelly M which flowers after June does need pruning.

Someone (I forget who) also suggested remembering when to prune it, calling it the Valentine's day massacre (ie, cutting back to just by the first green shoot) on Feb 14th - made me laugh at the time, but at least I remember it now!

having a moan about...

Posted: 11/02/2013 at 15:27

off you go then Obelixx

Discussions started by Jess is in the Garden

Lobelia/Pratia pedunculata or Blue Star Creeper

Where can I buy it? 
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Last Post: Today at 10:02

Golfinches have landed!

Best seed for them? 
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Last Post: Today at 20:16

Dreaded thrips

How can I get the better of them this year?! 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 19:32

Clematis Cirrhosa

does it flower in its first year? 
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Last Post: 08/01/2015 at 12:35

Sternbergia Autumn. daffodils

Still no flowers... 
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Last Post: 27/01/2015 at 16:23

Planting up my grandmother's abandoned grave

Any ideas? 
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Last Post: 18/10/2014 at 19:48

Hellebores

Best online retailer? 
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Last Post: 27/01/2015 at 13:12

Clematis Alba Luxurians

Why do I have to prune it mid. February? 
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Last Post: 01/10/2014 at 21:31

Nematodes for thrips

Too late to apply in a sheltered London garden? 
Replies: 3    Views: 184
Last Post: 24/09/2014 at 14:49

Gardenia to be moved

From outdoors to indoors 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 19:38

Thalictrum needs a boost

Will it re flower if I deadhead or more? 
Replies: 9    Views: 305
Last Post: 17/07/2014 at 21:08

Erodium Bishops Form

Has never re-flowered :-( 
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Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 22:43

Plant. ID please!

2 foot tall evergreen shrub rescued 
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Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 22:07

Rose Mme A. De Carriere constantly pest ridden

Why?? 
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Last Post: 26/06/2014 at 12:25

Garden design courses

The best of the crop. 
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Last Post: 12/06/2014 at 06:47
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