Latest posts by ladygardener2

Deer at heads off my sunflowers - are they done now ?

Posted: 05/07/2017 at 21:16

I broke the head of one of mine last year by accident. I just left it, well, I cut it back to a pair of leaves and it sprouted again and flowered. I'd do the same with your lot, you have nothing to loose.

Clematis root shade

Posted: 09/06/2017 at 10:53

You could try a Hosta or Fern maybe, depends if they're in shade or not. Other than that, how about one of the many Heuchera? 

David Austin Roses

Posted: 06/06/2017 at 07:48

I've grown several Roses in pots for a number of years. Use a soil based compost and add some farmyard manure a a mulch once a year. Twice a year, I sprinkle Rose Food around and water it in, that's it really. Most Roses will grow fine in pots provided they are'nt ramblers, even some climbers will be fine, provided the container is big enough. 

Apart from the above, it's a matter of which colours you want and which you like the smell of. Good luck.

Leggy stocks seedlings

Posted: 06/06/2017 at 07:39

I agree with hogweed, get them into the ground now, they won't grow any more robust and just get taller. If you need to, then put something to repel the slugs but in my garden, they pretty much leave them alone anyhow.  I grow both types of Stock and agree, the scents from both are smashing. 

Sowing poppies in early june

Posted: 06/06/2017 at 07:34

Yes go ahead and sow them but into the ground where they'll do better. We often get a decent autumn even if we don't get a great summer and they will set seed and you can keep some and sow some and have earlier Poppies next year. 

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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