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Clematis Clarkena

Posted: 10/12/2013 at 16:20
SwissSue wrote (see)

Hi Kirk, according to this link, it is unfortunately not hardy.

http://www.shootgardening.co.uk/plant/clematis-anshunensis-winter-beauty

Hi,

thanks for the reply.

Oh well, I'll just see how it goes. I tend to run my garden to what I like to call the 'Darwin Method', the strongest will survive.

Kind regards..,

Clematis Clarkena

Posted: 10/12/2013 at 13:21

Hi,

I am fairly new to gardening so I need all the expert advise that I can get.

Back in April I planted two Clematis Clarkena (Winter Beauty) plants each side of a gateway allowing them to sprawl over a trellis to add to privacy in my back garden.

I was amazed at how well they established and how vigorously they did their job.

I was also very excited when small flower buds started to appear in early November.

This excitement has now given way to concern as it seems that nearly all these nice big juicy buds are falling off. My back yard is littered with the remains.

There are still a few buds left on the plants at the moment.

Also, I have noticed that some of the older top most leaves have a sort of rust problem and wither, although there is lots of fresh new shoots and leaves developing in other places.

Is all of this normal for this plant?

 

On a separate note I also have a Chocolate Vine, which since planting has been extremely vigorous until about a month or so ago when the leaves started to drop after turning yellow then brown. Some fell off that were still green and now the plant is almost completely bare.

I know it is a semi-evergreen but again is this normal?

 

Thank you. 

Wind Powered Wood Chopper

Posted: 30/08/2012 at 15:32
Thank you Richard, that is it: http://whirliwood-gardendecor.com/page3.htm

Regards..,

Wind Powered Wood Chopper

Posted: 28/08/2012 at 13:15
Kezza wrote (see)

have a look at  http://www.serenitygardens.com/gigpage.htm

doubt they'll ship to the UK though

shame, coz you've got me wanting one now - my grandad used to have one I think

Thanks Kezza for the link, I think I did find that site but like you say, they do not ship to the UK.

Wind Powered Wood Chopper

Posted: 28/08/2012 at 12:10

Hi all,

I know it probably seems like an odd request but I remember as a child that my grandparents had a plastic wind powered figure of a man chopping wood as one of their garden ornaments.

I have been trying without luck to find one of these for my own garden, corny I know but are they still available, if so from where?

 

Kind regards..,

Creating A New Bed

Posted: 28/08/2012 at 12:06

Cheers Kieron.

Creating A New Bed

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 17:20
Thanks Joe, will do.

Creating A New Bed

Posted: 14/08/2012 at 21:45
Thanks for the response and info.

Creating A New Bed

Posted: 14/08/2012 at 17:16

Hi all,

I am totally new to gardening so please bear with me.

After living in our current property for a little over four years now my wife and I decided that it was about time to create a nice welcoming area out in our back patio, which has been completely slabbed over since the house was built some twenty years ago.

I have lifted some of the slabs and cut others to create a nice shaped area and put in some edging at what will be the front of the bed.

Luckily on lifting the slabs I found that they where not mortared down but just laid on top of sand.

The soil below is rather clumpy and at one end seems more like clay.

We have been digging the soil over with a fork and this seems to be effective in slowly breaking up these clods.

Because we are raising the bed all over and actually making it quite high at the back, we need a little advice as to what to use to fill the bed.

We can get hold an unending supply of well rotted horse manure but guess that this on it's own would not be sufficient.

To bulk up the bed is it wise to incorporate the manure with compost and fork all this in with the current soil?

Any help would be appreciated.

Regards..,

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Clematis Clarkena

Flower Buds Dropping 
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Wind Powered Wood Chopper

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Creating A New Bed

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