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Clematis Pruning

Posted: 17/08/2012 at 13:14

Thank you all and for the link - most useful.  L

Non-flowering Honeysuckle

Posted: 17/08/2012 at 12:56

Thank you very much for your expert advice.  I will leave well alone this year and look forward to next.

Clipping Box

Posted: 17/08/2012 at 12:39

What is the latest one can clip young box plants (9" high) and balls which I have just planted - some books advise June but others state this can be done up to the end of August. 

Thanks, Lorraine

Clematis Pruning

Posted: 17/08/2012 at 11:48

I planted a Clematis 'Constance' in April to climb up through a mature Ceanothus on a South West facing wall.  The clematis has grown right to the top (about 8') but my dilemma is should I leave all this new green growth to flower next year, or should I cut right back (I believe it is prune code 3) and then remove all the shoots as they die back.  Seems a shame but might produce a stronger and healthier plant in Year 2, when I probably wouldn't need to prune quite so hard?

Clematis Pruning

Posted: 17/08/2012 at 11:47

I planted a Clematis 'Constance' in April to climb up through a mature Ceanothus on a South West facing wall.  The clematis has grown right to the top (about 8') but my dilemma is should I leave all this new green growth to flower next year, or should I cut right back (I believe it is prune code 3) and then remove all the shoots as they die back.  Seems a shame but might produce a stronger and healthier plant in Year 2, when I probably wouldn't need to prune quite so hard?

Non-flowering Honeysuckle

Posted: 17/08/2012 at 11:32

I planted a healthy Dutch Honeysuckle 'Serotina' in April and was therefore expecting a good flush of scented flowers this Summer.  It has put on height (6/8'), clambering up the trellis on the front of the house (south-west facing) but alas no flowers.  It has been regularly watered and fed since planting.  The lower half of the plant is now yellowing and the leaves rae falling.  Should I prune right back and hope for better results next year?  Any advice would be much appreciated.

 

At what stage to shape a box hedge to create a par terre

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 14:47

Rui - thank you for your prompt response and excellent advice.  I shall have to be patient it seems to create a formal low hedge over a number of years with clipping only in June, I believe.

Pum Tree

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 14:36

Thank you very much for your advice.  The supplier at the garden centre where I purchased this tree (it already had a few holes then) says it was the result of a recent hailstorm!!

At what stage to shape a box hedge to create a par terre

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 12:42

Am just about to separte my back garden into three sections using  box hedging to separate the kitchen garden and patio areas.  Please could anyone advise the optimum spacing for nine inch high plants.  Many thanks.

Pum Tree

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 12:36

Planted a young sapling of this recommended new variety (better than Victoria apparently) four weeks ago.  The leaves have developed small holes and some are curling up.  I have pruned it recently and given it a good feed, both foliar and general fertisier (blood, fish and bone).  Any other ideas to alleviate this problem?

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organic manure

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Clematis Pruning

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Non-flowering Honeysuckle

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Pum Tree

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