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Latest posts by landgirl100

How do I fix climbing plant mesh to wooden fence?

Posted: 20/10/2014 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: 20/10/2014 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: 20/10/2014 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?

Slow cookers

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 20:05

I understood that it's the condensed liquid that forms the seal, so the lid has to be loose to allow this to happen. You mustn't lift the lid during the cooking time. I've got two, one large and one small, and they both have loose-fitting lids. Had a whole chicken done in the big one tonight - lovely and moist!

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