Latest posts by LottieGY

Cutting / moving a clematis.

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 14:53

Wonderful, thank you. Yes, I'm hoping to get a new arch or arbour for it to climb over again. I love it so much, and it is obviously a well established plant, so beautiful when we moved here a year ago, so I feel I really should keep it going.

So, if it is a montana it shouldn't be pruned back at all? I've tried to read up on clematis, but get easily confused by the different times for pruning etc. That news would be very welcome indeed!

Cutting / moving a clematis.

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 14:42

Hi all,

I'm hoping any clematis experts can help... I'm about to have my patio done, and unfortunately will have to lose the frame that my clematis sits on. I don't think I'll be able to pull the plant off the frame to temporarily lie on something else, but is that worth a try? Otherwise I think I might have to cut it right back (which I didn't do over winter / spring at all, being new to this...) but I'm worried this will just kill it off completely.

Any ideas of how I might do this without losing the plant? I'm not sure what type of clematis it is, but it's a large one - spreads right over an arbour type frame and has white/pale pink flowers in the spring. If that helps?!

Thanks in advance!

Which annual and perenial seedlings should be 'pinched out'?

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 14:36

As I'm a relative gardening newbie, can someone explain what to do when 'pinching out'? It's a phrase I hear a lot, but don't really know what to do.

(Sorry for hijacking the thread quickly!)


Posted: 22/08/2013 at 18:48

Thanks both for the replies. Looks like I'll be finding a spot for it in the border then. Might have to shift some stuff around but I think that will start to make it feel more like my own garden anyway - less like I'm just looking after someone else's! 


Posted: 20/08/2013 at 20:00

Wonderful. Thank you all. I might give it a go at moving it to make space for the rose and then just keep a really good eye on it. Watch this space for the post asking how to rid a garden of crazily overgrown houttunia!


Posted: 20/08/2013 at 19:32

Thank you for the replies. 

Would it be content to be moved to another spot? The space its in is pretty sparsely populated so I wad considering using this spot for my rose bush. 


Posted: 20/08/2013 at 18:54

Ah, ok I'll bear that in mind. So I'm guessing then that if I dig it up to plant my rose there, it'll probably spring up again around the rose? I'm not sure if I should try it anyway or if this is a recipe for disaster. What would people recommend? Sorry for yet another question! 


Posted: 20/08/2013 at 18:39

Thank you for the replies. 

Would it be content to be moved to another spot? The space its in is pretty sparsely populated so I wad considering using this spot for my rose bush. 


Posted: 20/08/2013 at 18:24

Anyone know what this is? I don't remember seeing it last year when we moved in. It has sprung up since I cut the poppies back. 

As usual, sorry for the sideways pic!



Posted: 19/08/2013 at 18:34

I have a small area of roses at the bottom of the garden that I inherited. The area is partially shaded and the roses seem to do well, although I'm trying to make them less leggy. I don't know what types they are, but I seem to be doing ok so far with caring for them.

My mum got me a Charlotte rose for my birthday, and I'd like to have this one nearer to the house, as it's special for me. But I'm not sure how best to plant it. Should I just pop it in the border or put it in a pot? I know it needs a sunny spot. I think I'd probably prefer it in a pot but don't know how big this would need to be. And do roses thrive in pots or does it stand a better chance in the border?

Any guidance would be really appreciated. Whereas I feel fine learning as I go with the other roses, I'd rather not take too many chances with this one.

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