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Posted: 13/03/2013 at 21:13

I prune, the ones that need it, late February/ early March, and feed with Sulphate of potash, water in and the feed again with rose fertilizer or any all purpose food when in bud, and again occasionally through out the growing season.

I now only grow the viticella type clematis as I find they are far less trouble and do not suffer from clematis wilt like group 1 and 2. Mulch generously once you have watered the fertilizer in.

After all the rain we've had the ground will be ready for a good feed.

Jasmine Beesianum

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 12:50

I've got one growing in the garden, not a pot, so can't help you there. Mine is planted in a sheltered spot in the garden and hardy, we have had temperatures in the past of -14c and it has survived.

They tend to grow on more delicate stems, but are quite vigourous, at least it is in my garden, It readily layers itself so you can propagate quite easily.

Sorry this doesn't really answer your original question, but might be of general help


Fork Handles

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 11:42

Morning All.

Not much to report today, a bit boring really. Going to get some grow bags shortly, might join Geoff at Beige Land, see what's on offer.

Oh arrived home at 11-45 last night, had a good night at the brewery, but you would, wouldn't you, free beer, but he's not a big drinker anyway so was almost sober no paracetamol required.

More seeds to sow, bought some antirrhinum this year for a change, my Dad always used to grow coleus, lovely colours and usually a surprise, not had any for years, dead easy to grow, If I remember rightly we used to root them in water from leaves, might be wrong.. Bought some Hyacinthus Candican, summer hyacinth, and a speciosum lily, so will be off to GH to get them potted.

Window cleaner just arrived might be able to see out now

Coffee time.



Fork Handles

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 22:16

I'm still about Geoff, waiting for OH to return from brewery trip don't know what state he will be in?  

Hi Lizzie, you must have posted just as I  was typing. Will say goodnight if everyone is turning in.


Posted: 12/03/2013 at 21:57

This is a hydrangea Annabelle last year in my garden. I have got several now as they are very easy to propagate. I have got them growing in both sun and shade and they seem to perform well.


 They brighten up a dull corner.



Fork Handles

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 11:26

Morning All.

I see the conversation is as usual didn't know that dressing gowns had doors Geoff.

The cat is driving me mad. She has found a bit of wire tie from the printer packaging and is tearing up and down the hall, batting it around, you would never believe she is 16.

Nothing of great excitement planned today. Oh is going on a tour round a brewery tonight with his domino mates, nuff said.

Catch you all later.



Favorite tomatoes

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 14:43

We grow gardeners delight for salad, nice and sweet, just big enough to pop into your mouth whole, always had good results, so tend to return to them each year.. We will also be growing piccolo tiny toms this year, got some already through this year, very sweet.

We also grow something like. Alicante, Shirley or Money Maker for cooking and chutney making. All very good croppers. We do grow them all in the greenhouse, never been very lucky growing outside, but I suppose it depends on where you live and if you have a sheltered, sunny spot in your garden.


Fork Handles

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 14:32

New printer successfully installed feel quite pround of myself, lets see how long this one lasts

OH had a small operation to remove a cyst  on his head 10 days ago, 2 more larger ones to go. Didn't think to mention it. Sense prevailed at the surgery and the nurse decided she could fit him in for his blood tests today, so he doesn't have to go back tomorrow, thank goodness. It's a 5 mile round trip.

We had scrambled egg on toast for lunch, and very nice it was too.

Got to go to SIL later to drop off her birthday pressie for tomorrow, hope the snow holds off, we keep getting heavy showers.

Am I using too many smileys?


Fork Handles

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 12:07

Morning peeps, just.

Waiting for my new printer to be delivered sometime today. Have uninstalled the old one, well not so old, but knackered, what do I do with it now?. It looks brand new, not happy.

Had quite a lot of snow overnight, could hear it beating on the windows, but it is slowly going, bright sunshine, but b***** cold.

Oh has just gone of to see the nurse to have a few stitches removed from his head, has to go back tomorrow for a blood test, couldn't fit him in on same day so 2 journeys what a pain, in more ways than one.

Some of our seeds are up, the piccolo tomatoes, gardeners delight and some flower seeds, makes you wonder if we will ever be able to plant things out.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 11:57

Nr Lincoln.

Quite a lot of snow overnight, but now thawing in the bright sun. Blue sky but bitterly cold east wind.  brrrrr!


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