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Aquilegia variety

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 08:24

figetbones thanks for your post about the open type being described as clematiflora. I have some pale lilac ones and they put me in mind of Clematis, it's good to know it's not just me who thinks that.

Rose and clematis combinations

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 07:56

I agree with Obelixx, it would look to deep in contrast I think. You can't go wrong with Gertrude Jekyll, it's a great rose with a smashing scent. I think it would look great with EV.

I also grow Etoile Violete and this year am trying to grow it through the Rose Grace, we'll see how that turns out. 

Group 3 Clematis flowering too early

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 07:11

Sorry, I realise now that you've already posted what variety it is. I'd just feed it and let it be.

Group 3 Clematis flowering too early

Posted: 17/05/2017 at 16:15

I agree with Obelixx and feed mine every springtime and often give it a dilute feed through the summer. It should continue to grow up your support. What variety is it by the way?

Group 3 Clematis flowering too early

Posted: 16/05/2017 at 20:33

Don't worry, this has happened to me in the past and now one of my group 3 has been in flower for over a week but it's fine, it has happened before and provided I dead head, it will continue right until autumn.

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Monarda in Container

Posted: 16/05/2017 at 20:25

It should do fine in a container but the leaves often become unattractive as the summer progresses and for this reason I grow mine in the borders. Also, they are very hungry plants and will need some organic matter in the container with them, they also seem to like a fair bit of water. I think I did'nt water the one I grew in a container enough last year and it got powdery mildew. As to not buying a big one, don't worry, they grow quite quickly. Good luck, they're great plants to have in the garden.

Should I separate Ageratum ( Blue Mink)?

Posted: 13/05/2017 at 17:22

Good luck

Reluctant dahlia

Posted: 13/05/2017 at 08:02

Funnily enough I've been trying for weeks to get my Mels Orange Marmalade ( a great Dahlia by the way ) to shoot and just this week it has started. I've had mine for a few years growing in a pot out in the garden and then overwintered inside.  Hang in there with it and fingers crossed. 

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Should I separate Ageratum ( Blue Mink)?

Posted: 13/05/2017 at 07:58

I once heard one of the garden experts say that you should keep you seedlings in the same area that they were before you pricked them out, for a few days instead of putting them out in the potting shed immediately after pricking out, keeping them in the same place, helps them settle in better. 

Is this a weed?

Posted: 01/05/2017 at 07:19

Yes it's a weed, should be easy enough to remove, the roots are fine and white.

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