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First time grower and in need of advice!

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 21:22

Emraa regarding slugs, try and encourage birds into your garden as they will eat the slugs. If you don't want to go down the chemical route a night time slug hunt by torch light will be needed. Put some beer in a bucket and just put them in there. There are other methods such as copper rings for pots, gravel and even crushed egg shells although I have never tried that one. You will never be rid of slugs entirely but you can keep the numbers down if you do some of the above.

Good luck with your veg growing and keep us posted.

What is going on with my Clematis?

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 20:25

I will Gardening Grandma. Roll on summer.

What is going on with my Clematis?

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 19:45

Well they grow on a wall at least 7ft long so they are nice and spread out. They do grow beautifully, very full with masses of flowers. But then as I have said they start dying from the bottom up. And they have done this for the last 3 years so maybe there is just not enough nutrients in what I have been feeding them.

Can't wait now for summer to see what happens with a richer feed.

What is going on with my Clematis?

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 13:05

Hi Joyce.

I always thought clematis wilt started at the top and worked it's way down? Mine's the other way round from the bottom up. And it's all three so I'm thinking maybe it is the feed that's affecting them.

I'm going to buy a good clematis feed and see what happens this year. Will post some pics in the summer.

What is going on with my Clematis?

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 11:53

Thanks obelixx.  I think I shall feed them this year with a clematis feed and see if this makes a difference. I would normally just use Miracle Gro so maybe it's not quite rich enough.

Nightmare Garden To Design Around - Help Needed

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 08:17

Clearing it of unwanted grass along with the weeds and moss would be a good place to start. It may be better to dig these out rather than use chemicals. You don't give dimensions so if it's large you could section it for veg growing, flowers maybe, a seating area and your chickens. If it's small you can still grow veg in pots and containers. Would be a good idea to know how your garden sits, is it in shade or full sun all day? Any walls, fences or trees? And soil type would be important too. It's going to be hard work but seeing a garden develop is immensely satisfying.


What is going on with my Clematis?

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 07:49

Thank you all for your advice. I shall certainly try what you have suggested especially with the feed. I have also heard that yellowing of leaves can be caused by a mineral deficiency that can be treated with epsom salts. Your thoughts on this would be appreciated.

What is going on with my Clematis?

Posted: 22/02/2013 at 20:53

I have three beautiful clematis that grow up and over a large trellis. They grow well and are covered with buds and flowers every year. The problem is as soon as they get to their best they start dying from the bottom up. The leaves turn yellow then brown, at which point they start to fall off. I have removed the leaves as soon as I see it start to happen but it makes no difference. The roots are in the shade under slate and the tops are in sun.

Anyone have any ideas as to how to stop this happening and what could be causing it.

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