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Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 16:20
SwissSue wrote (see)

Love your garden, especially the patio, Lead Farmer. How do you get your clematis to grow so bushy? Mine flower nicely but are very spindly/leggy. I do cut them down in Spring according to type, but maybe I have to feed them more? If so, what?

All I do is cut them back quite hard each spring. But to be honest I didn't get around to cutting them this year, I just left them.  I do sprinkle clematis pellet feed onto the soil around each plant, which probably helps. Make sure they are planted very deep. 

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 23:56

This summer I grew a lot of plants in pots on my patio, which seemed to work quite well..

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/file_zpse36dd5e1.jpg

 

 Next year Ill be adding more aliums.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 23:44
Busy-Lizzie wrote (see)

Doctor Ruppel, the clematis I'd searched for after seeing LeadFarmer's one, had produced a last flower, it had already flowered. Bought it in Newhaven the day I met Bev, potty gardener, in the GC. So it will remind me of Bev.


 

Great choice BL. Mines had a second flush of flowers recently. I didnt cut it back last year so the flowers are higher up this year. Think Ill cut it back a bit next spring. Here a photo of it before it flowered this year, growing up the left side of my archway, its now grown all the way over the top which is what I wanted...

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/file_zps7bff85e6.jpg

Another favourite clematis of mine is Piilu which grows behind my garage..

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/file_zps1aee8ec6.jpg

 

 

 

 

Editing posts?

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 21:36

Thakns Fiaryglir.

Woops, wheres that damned edit button!!!

Honey Fungus: What To Grow?

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 21:34

Cherry is definately suseptible, see my posts in the other honey fungus thread.

Armillotox has had to change its name due to new regulations, but it is the exact same product, just rebranded as patio cleaner etc.

Editing posts?

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 11:53

I dont seem to be able to edit my posts anymore. When clicking on a post Ive made, I used to see an 'edit' box appear. But not anymore. Has something changed?

honey fungus

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 11:50

To add further to my previous post, when I discovered I was loosing my privet hedge to HF I did some research and learnt that HF lives on dead tree stumps/roots and certain plants are more prone to it than others. Cherry trees are very vulnerable to HF. 

I was sad to learn this because I had a lovely cherry tre in my garden, quite close to the privet hedge

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/0042.jpg

 

I noticed this tree was decaying in places and suspected this was the cause of the privet dying. I made the brave decision to remove the tree before I lost my hedge, this is how it looked after the mini digger had gone to work..

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/garden2.jpg

 Heres some photos of the decaying parts of the cherry tree..

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/008.jpg

 

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/002.jpg

 

After removing the cherry tree, a couple of dead stumps nearby and digging out and replacing the affected sections of privet hedge, my hedge is now doing very well. But I still miss that lovely cherry tree.

 

Honey fungus

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 14:45

HF can survive on dead tree stumps and roots. I recently lost a privet hedge to HF  and decided to dig it out completely, including chasing all the roots out. I did the same with a lovely cherry tree, which I think was the cause of the HF. I had to hire a mini digger to get the tree rootball out.

Its possible that your HF has spread to your willow from elsewhere. Do you have any dead trees/stumps in your garden, or neighbours garden? Your tree roots might go on forever, but I would avise you dig as much of the stump & rootball up as possible.

When is honey fungus not honey fungus?

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 00:00

Dont forget to apply the solution to 2 or 3 healthy looking stems to the side of the affected stems, as they may well be in the early stages of suffering even if they look healthy.

When is honey fungus not honey fungus?

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 21:28

This is it...

http://www.armillatox.co.uk

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