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Camera Corner

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 16:01

Nice photos.

It woud be nice if posters could state which camera they used & settings/exif data etc with each photo.

New privet hedge

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 12:16

I remember on GW watching Alan Titchmarsh showing how he planted a new hedge using whips. He cut them down by one third and put a fine mesh screen behind to protect from wind.

New privet hedge

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 23:47

I think its advised to cut them back by one third to encourage them to bush out at the bottom, rather than just having a single stem.

If that has worked then I guess you could prune back each new branch, to encourage even more branches. But I'd wait till next spring incae we gat a frost that harms the newly cut wood.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 23:44
MrsGarden wrote (see)

 


 

 

I like your path. Did you lay it yourselves, how did you get the nice curve? Did you do it by eye or use a marker?

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 23:42
Matty2 wrote (see)

Just looked back at Leadfarmers pictures and see he has a clenmatis Piliu in a pot.

 

Looks that way in the photo, but Its actually growing in a border by the garage. The pot in front of it is my Hosta.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 21:56

Have a look for it here

http://www.clematis.hull.ac.uk/new-clemalphasearch.cfm

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!!!

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