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clematis joe 's misery

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 22:28

Hello Sarah,  I don't know where you live but have you kept it well watered? It's been so dry in most places that it may well have just stopped still until it gets some moisture - my wisteria seems to have done the same, one truss is blooming, the rest - nil. I did read somewhere that clematis need 2 gallons every few days.

Talkback: How to choose slug-resistant plants - part two

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 20:59

I'm just trying the Slug Buggers pellets - sheep's poo mixed with wool - smells revolting when you open the packet but it does wear off after a bit. Seems to do the trick around my delphiniums.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 20:54

Levered out an old conifer from a big pot and replaced it with a new olive bush - very hot position by our front door so I 'm hoping it will do fine there. Put the conifer on Freegle and had an offer already. Also got the hosepipe out and watered new potatoes just showing through and yippee - some asparagus shoots are showing

Am hoping for rain over the weekend - it's so dry here.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 22:16

I had to go to GC to get some bedding plants to match the tulips that came up red/yellow instead of the pale pink ones I thought I'd bought Didn't half clash with the deep pink primulas that were in full bloom. That's the second lot that were the wrong colour, as the purple Havran ones turned out to be bright yellow Anybody else had the same problem this year?

Tied in the clematis, watered the witchhazel and the wisteria which has it's 1st lot of flowers - which is very early this year.  I also have cyclamen, magnolia, anemones, primroses, kerria & amelanchier all in bloom at the same time - and the 1st spear of asparagus has just popped through - as confused as me

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 21:06

At last some sunshine!  Still needed a fleece though, so not that warm. Repotted my Camelia Crimson King (although it's actually deep pink!). Cut the tops off more heucheras and potted these up, along with some Carex Evergold, and geranium Johnson's Blue. Not sure what I'm going to do with them all but I find it hard to throw away anything with roots.

Dug up a nepeta and moved it near a cherry tree. Noticed that the amelanchier has leafbuds on it, as does the pear tree, and the kerria japonica is blooming. Found a cowslip has survived in a rough grass bank and is also in bloom, which it wasn't yesterday. Roll on tomorrow and hopefully more sunshine.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 20:32

Hi Edd,

You haven't told us how you got out! Hope you're okay and not seeing stars anymore.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 17:10

I potted on some tiny plug plants from GC, watered some of the pots in the greenhouse, and decapitated some of my heuchuras which had gone a bit woody. An article I had read previously said you could use these bits as cuttings to make new plants so I've potted these up as well - has anybody else done this and do they survive?

The weather's horrible in Bath today, dry'ish but very overcast and quite chilly, so I didn't stay out long. Hope to plant some more delphiniums over the weekend if we get some sunshine - a big ask for a Bank Holiday weekend!

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 20:16

Thanks Pippin4,

I thought I'd need grit/sand but wasn't sure whether to use John Innes No.3 or Tree & Shrub compost as a base.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 22:26

Gosh, isn't everybody busy!  Weather today better than forecast for Bath but jolly cold so just sowed some Morning Glory seeds, potted up a verbena bonarensis seedling and found a begonia corm I'd forgotten about.  

Bought a bargain last week though- a quite sturdy olive bush reduced from £20 to £10 - can anyone tell me what compost would be best for this in a large pot please?



Rose suggestions please

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 17:32

I've got a David Austen shortish climbing rose on my arbour called Claire Austen which is a heavenly white rose with a hint of lemon in the centre and is scented. Seems disease resistant so far. Another one I like is "Penelope" which is lovely blush apricoty-pink and is scented. I don't think its classed as a climber but I've got it against a wall and it has reached 4 ft so far.

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