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which plants would be best?

Posted: 28/07/2012 at 15:57

Hi Chellie.

I have clay soil and have just dodged out between the showers - so pix are not the best but may help.

cematis "Foreever Friends" bought at Chelsea 2010 - I'm still too scared to chop down the stems after flowering. Even though they are semi snapped!

clematis "Niobe" - this year's growth as accidentally chopped it almost to ground level earlier in the year

 crocosmia - they do tend to try and take over.

As you can tell, I'm only a novice gardener but I do try.

clematis cuttings

Posted: 23/07/2012 at 11:40

Thanks Gardening Grandma - I will now have a go at my "Forever Friends" and "Niobe". I will also have a go at my daughter's pale lilac one - such a pretty colour but she doesn't know the name. (it was there when she bought the house)


Posted: 20/07/2012 at 11:08

It means that the plant loses it's leaves in winter. If they keep the leaves they are evergreens.   


Posted: 16/07/2012 at 15:22

Bookertoo, we were there 1975 - 1983 in Kitwe and Kabwe. Struggled to get veg growing but managed to grow mulberry, peach and an avocado seedling. (wonder what it looks like now???)        The ants were a pain though - we had to make sure everything was properly sealed.

bird netting

Posted: 15/07/2012 at 11:58

I bought some butterfly netting from a small garden center in Cheshire - 2m wide and priced at about £1.50 per linear meter. I then threaded some pieces of galvanized wire through the mesh to make something similar to a closh - make the "legs" long enough to push well into the soil. The only problem is, this weather is stopping my Pak Choi from growing.


Posted: 15/07/2012 at 11:43

I usually get some flying ants at this time of year. As Bookertoo says, it may be something to do with mating - it doesn't last long and then they disappear.

Bookertoo - your comments about ants in Zambia brought back many happy memories. Not about ants but about the nine happy years we lived there.


Posted: 26/06/2012 at 12:06

I also think this is a good idea. The number of times I've seen useful advice and then can't find it when I need it!!     A scrapbook would save all the hassle of looking for old postings and be a quick reference.

What is this Leaf please

Posted: 24/06/2012 at 11:50

Hi Ragdoll,

This is how I resized my photo to upload it. My photos come up in "Windows Live Photo Gallery".

  • First make a copy of the photo you want to resize
  • Open the copy and click EDIT, ORGANIZE OR SHARE at top
  • Double click on photo you want to resize
  • Click on PROPERTIES in the wide blue bar
  • Click RESIZE and choose SMALL:800

Then upload the resized photo. I hope this works for you.

No flowers on Clematis.

Posted: 24/06/2012 at 11:11

 Hi Watermelonice,

This is my Niobe after a shower of rain. Hope it helps to identify yours.

GW Presenters

Posted: 17/06/2012 at 15:51

Thanks sotongeoff, I wondered why it did that. It was OK before I pressed the submit button

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