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Message from Mike

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 08:03

Great news. Best wishes to Mike, Amanda & family.

Thanks fishy

Clematis ID please

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 07:59

Checked all the links Dove, thanks.

Been out this morning and saluted General S.  I was puzzled by the rounded petals on the first photo I posted but it had been open a few days. The new flowers that are opening are more pointed, so guess that they alter as they develop.

Complicated things clematis, and doesn't help when the pictures available of each one differ so much in shape & colour. Not to mention which group they belong to.

What is great about having forum members ID plants is they actually have or have had them. 

Thanks all for your input.


Posted: 14/05/2014 at 07:48

Good morning all 8C and some sun

Lily hugs, difficult when you have plans and then get summoned to help.

Fairy  is it getting too warm up there?

Dove, wish I'd owned the wigstand.

Let's hope it stays dry today and we all get some time in our gardens.


Posted: 13/05/2014 at 16:46

I'd fall in love with "Flames of Passion" soz been sniffing too many plants  

Asparagus Peas

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 16:40

biofreak I don't want to upset you but they are vile in my opinion. Please let us know if you grow some that taste nice. I planted out and gave plenty of water & they produced, but pick each day


Posted: 13/05/2014 at 16:35

Dove they sound lovely  Glad that Ma & Pa are doing as well as they can


Posted: 13/05/2014 at 16:34

Hi all.

Panda all I said was I'd been out sniffing plants  Curry plant my fav'.

GH cleaned out, but not washed due to weather, rain or should I say storm about 30mins ago, after a few spots it banged it down. Now thunder & lightning but rain not as bad.

My new super deluxe cold frame  useless in heavy rain only meant to stop cold, so veg & brugmansia having a night on garage floor, so they don't drown Bet it was amusing to see me running about in hotel shower cap as hair was already dripping & couldn't see. No time to get waterproof coat so fleece has been washed

Don't we gardeners have fun.


Aquilegia photo album

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 11:30

All mine are self sets, like this one the best.

Clematis ID please

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 09:15

Can't find anything closer Dove, to me stripe looks more like Elsa but petal shape wrong for that one  

I know mine is Group 1 as is the other that I'll be asking about when it opens. I do remember specifically buying early flowering, just name General S doesn't ring bells which usually happen when I'm prompted. Lot of water under the bridge since I bought them.

I so wish I hadn't had a rush of blood to the head and thrown the bag of plant labels when we moved.

MrsGarden I thought you might be onto something with the link to Taylors as I bought mine from a garden centre at Thrybergh, did wonder if they had been the supplier. Can't see what to me looks like mine, but some very nice ones. Shame I don't have anywhere for another.

Clematis ID please

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 08:29

Victoria there are three pruning groups.

Group1 they used to say if flowers before June don't prune they flower on last years growth, but can be pruned immediately after flowering but I find this tricky as mine also flower again later in year so I tend to just remove obvious dead bits.

I think someone who knows more about group 2,3 will explain how to treat them  If not I'll have a go later.

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