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Best support for growing clematis to cover wooden fence

Posted: Yesterday at 11:30

Also see my reply on your other thread - I agree with the above.

How do I fix climbing plant mesh to wooden fence?

Posted: Yesterday at 11:28

Strange, just noticed you have started two threads on the same topic!

What's the best book you've EVER read ?

Posted: Yesterday at 11:26

Has to be Lord of the Rings - I never tire of it.

How do I fix climbing plant mesh to wooden fence?

Posted: Yesterday at 11:24

Both of these plants are vigorous twining climbers that don't need much support - they just fling themselves over whatever is nearest. You could have tied them in to the wires as they grew to persuade them to grow in the right direction. I wouldn't bother with mesh, it just makes the plants much more difficult to prune.

I don't know where you live, but that particular honeysuckle is only borderline hardy in the UK. Clematis montana will always form a huge tangle of stems - I've just cut mine down to the ground as I am replacing the fence, but the fence was completely covered, and the plants were growing into the nearby trees, without any form of wires or mesh. I expect the clematis to regrow in a very short time!

willow trees

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 12:46

Some willows are planted for their coloured stems and are cut down every year in late winter.

Anyone recognise this mysterious seedling?

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 12:40

Any scent when you rub the leaf? Is the stem square?

Tree spinach

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 15:04

OK, thanks. I'll give it a go for next year.

Slow cookers

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 15:03

Artjak, I hope you like the Sear'n'Stew. I bought one last year but took it back to the shop. It slid about all over the hob (ceramic) and the non-stick finish started to come off by the second use - wish I'd said all this before you ordered it! It is lightweight, but I do prefer the pottery Andrew James one that I bought to replace it. My small one (1-2 person) is from Lakeland, I've had it years and it's brilliant.

Tree spinach

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 12:49

It was up to a couple of metres tall when I saw it and still had a lot of purple/pink colouring. When you say "boring", what do you mean? Is it easy to pull out if it stops looking good?

Tree spinach

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 19:26

I saw Tree Spinach (Chenopodium gigateum) growing a walled garden I visited. It made large, stunning plants that tasted good as well. I'm thinking of growing it next year as a dot plant in my borders - does anyone have any experience of it?

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