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September Raspberries

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 08:10

Apologies Julie, I haven't been on the forum in months and didn't see your question - looks like you managed to get your picture up though

September Raspberries

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 16:28

Mine grew to over 6ft, but only once they had been in for two years.

The blue tits are house hunting!

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 16:19

Wonder if they would be interested in the contents of my Dyson? It's very fluffy, although the chicks would probably pick up a lung condition from the dust particles!

I've got one of those suet ball holders, so I might put some moss in that - thanks for the suggestion.

The blue tits are house hunting!

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 11:59

I saw the first pair of blue tits investigating our bird box at the weekend.  Let's hope they like it .  When it's cold outside, it's a little ray of certainty that spring is coming...

I thought of putting out a table of nest building material to help them along.  Any suggestions (or things to avoid)?

Climber rose advice wanted

Posted: 10/01/2014 at 15:42

  In terms of the distance from the wall question, at least 12 inches, preferably 18inches if you can.  The further away it is, the less watering you'll need to do...

Climber rose advice wanted

Posted: 08/01/2014 at 15:58

Agree on the timings with fidgetbones, also make sure it's planted away from the wall, leaning slightly back towards it.  That way it won't dry out so easily by being in the 'rain shadow' of the wall.  Get the main branches as horizontal as you can once it starts growing.  That way you'll get plenty of new shoots coming off of them, as opposed to the branch just extending on and on.


Posted: 08/01/2014 at 15:00

I grew Red Robin (cherry) and Gardeners Delight (cordon) last year.  The red robin was fantastic, very compact plant which meant I could grow a few in the greenhouse and some outside too, both did well.  I wouldn't put it in a hanging basket though (which it says is possible on the packaging).

I sowed in January and was picking tomatoes from June to October.  They just kept coming.  Wasn't so keen on the Gardener's Delight though.  I'm sowing at the weekend!

Clematis Grp 3 Pruning - RHS says one thing, GW another

Posted: 05/11/2013 at 15:45

So it sounds like a bit of both then!  Thanks so much, I'll do that.

Clematis Grp 3 Pruning - RHS says one thing, GW another

Posted: 05/11/2013 at 13:45

I have a few group 3 clematis (Princess Diana, Arabella and Etoile Violette) and wanted to verify when I should prune them.

The RHS website advises they are pruned in late winter/very early spring when the new buds begin to show, and then pruned to 1ft from the ground.  However this website suggests they are pruned now, and level with the ground.

Any thoughts on which works best?

New house, new garden, total newbie

Posted: 24/08/2013 at 19:07

Agree with all the above in one way or another, but definitely agree with GG.  When we moved into our house, I couldn't wait to get going, plus I had 200ft of empty borders so it was that or deal with the weeds.  What I wish I had done is improved the soil while I had the chance, I have both heavy clay and really stony soil which I'm now trying to improve around a large number of expensive perennials because I couldn't wait in the first place!  Get the basics right, understand your soil, find out what's needed to improve it and get on with that while you're waiting to see what hidden treasures pop up from the soil next year!

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The blue tits are house hunting!

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Clematis Grp 3 Pruning - RHS says one thing, GW another

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Hot weather, water butts running out, ericaceous plants

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Plant ID please

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Help, help, help! Just tipped a tin of paint over my lawn

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Gardeners World Live tomorrow

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Soap spray

Okay for anything? 
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Any idea what's happening to my hebe?

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Ground cover plants for a garden I'm never in

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English bluebells vs Spanish ones

Am I fighting a losing battle? 
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Sugar snaps are ready, but the beds are not!

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Sugar snaps are ready, but the beds are not!

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Camellia buds not opening

Any ideas? 
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Moving honeysuckle

Is this plan likely to work? 
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