Kathy 2

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Clematis propagation

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 13:20

Hi all. It's a beautiful day here in north Manchester - is Spring coming at last?

I've just given my "Forever Friends" clematis a good trim for the season. Some of the pruned stems had green shoots high up and I wondered if they would root to make new plants. I cut the stems just below the where the new shoots had emerged and cut off the old stem. I have put them in multi purpose compost in 4cm cells and at the moment they are in a tray on my kitchen unit near a radiator. Are they likely to form roots and make new plants or have I done the wrong thing?  Any advice would be gratefully received.

GW magazine subscription

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 10:11

I have always got my subscription through Tesco club card. I have just paid £15.50 in vouchers for mine - for 12 issues - BARGAIN.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Posted: 18/12/2015 at 16:26

Merry Christmas to all at Gardener's World and to all forum members.



Christmas presents for Gardeners

Posted: 07/12/2015 at 11:18

Like Logan, I would really like a greenhouse - but only have a tiny garden and no room for one.   

Also for the neighbour's cat or whatever else it is to stop taking blackbirds and pigeons from the garden - all that is left is usually a blackbird's beak or a pile of feathers!!!!

weed taking over lawn

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 13:38

Thanks spider. I can cope with the odd dandelion, buttercup, daisy etc but this weed took over. I used lawn weedkiller, which hasn't done anything.  I tried Roundup for paths on just one clump and it killed off the weed, but it obviously killed the surrounding grass.  It's only a very small patch so I will clear it out and put some grass seed down. I can't / don't want to do that to the whole lawn or I wouldn't have a lawn left. I would rather get rid of it without chemicals, asI did by digging out the dandelions with a daisy grubber but it would take forever. (Not to mention the bad back and knees by leaning over for so long)

Ah well, off to mow the lawn before it rains.

Compost bin

Posted: 18/08/2015 at 15:33

Lyn -  a long time since I heard of a "guzunda", as in, guzunda the bed. We had one when I was little and lived in a 2 up, 2 down with an outside toilet. 

You must be from up north. 

weed taking over lawn

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 12:26

Northernlass - thanks for the link. It looks like I may need to dig it all out - there goes the lawn!!!!!!

I don't mind the clover but this stuff makes the lawn look awful, especially when you can see the brown tinge from the flowers.

Rhinus - what was the name of the fertilizer? I may give that a go. Mind you, there is not much grass left to fertilize.  

Paulk2 - the grass just looks longer in the photo. Both photos were taken at the same time. I mow it once a week. I did rake the patches of weed before mowing but it didn't help. And, yes, the lawn could do with scarifying - sorry! 

weed taking over lawn

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 15:02

Thanks for the replies.

The problem with the weed is that it is covering more and more of the lawn and the grass is getting less and less.  

Ceres, yes I have fed the toms, but they get a bit dry as they are in tubs. It was the purple and yellow colour on the leaves that I was worried about. The cordon toms planted in the borders at the other side of the garden seem OK


weed taking over lawn

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 12:36

What is this weed which is taking over my lawn, and how can I get rid of it?


Also, have my tomatoes got blight?



Gardening quiz.

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 15:22

I know it as white rock - a low growing plant with white flowers.It may have been my dad's name for it as the name came from a long way back in my memory.  

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