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Plants for garden wall needed

Posted: 04/08/2012 at 12:45


I have an old stone garden wall that when we moved in had lots of flowers growing in and over it - it looked lovely. These have all but disappeared over the years and wondered if there was anything I could replace them with, hopefully evergreen so there was something there year round but thats not essential. the wall is only 2-3 foot in height and is about 6 foot long and is on both sides of the garden driveway. Thank you

Talkback: Build a garden pond

Posted: 18/07/2012 at 06:21
This would be more helpful if the picturres were bigger to enable a better view of the process - thank you :)

No Ladybirds

Posted: 06/07/2012 at 14:58
Its like a Monsoon today in leeds and lots of flash flooding about

Clematis Rhapsody

Posted: 05/07/2012 at 10:50

Thankyou so much for all this advice - have cut it off now and will await the other buds opening. This time I will leave them alone -


Clematis Rhapsody

Posted: 05/07/2012 at 10:25


I  bought the above plant in the spring from T&M and it's now in a large pot on my decking and climbing up the pergola.

One of the large flowers started to open yesterday but it is now closing and feels very floppy?? I have handled and 'admired' it a lot as its my first success - new gardener that I am - and wandered if this was why. Or are there other reasons the flower is dying?

There are lots of new buds on the plant and the plant is very healthy otherwise so is it I that has been the problem in this case, even tho I was very gentle with it??

Thank you

Bug House

Posted: 05/07/2012 at 10:20

Aww, thats great - thankyou. This will be one of the 'many' jobs in the garden today. Have a nice day 

No Ladybirds

Posted: 05/07/2012 at 09:52

Ladybirds & butterflies must have packed up and moved to Leeds, loads of everything up here in our local woods and lots of ladybirds and bees in the garden too ??????


Bug House

Posted: 05/07/2012 at 09:46


I have one of those little ladybird/lacewing winter homes and wandered if anyone could tell me where to position it so insects get maximum benefit in the colder months

Thanks - have a great day


Posted: 21/06/2012 at 06:43
Thank you Dovefromabove, really appreciate your help. Had a look and this certainly looks like the one i have so ive printed the care advice and its in my shed to refer to, once again thank you for your help ...... Have a nice day


Posted: 20/06/2012 at 22:20
Oh thankyou mrsdonuts, i am so relieved!!
Mine too is in a pot like yours and all ive done is feed every 2 weeks and water when needed. I am so glad it will be ok. Do you think mine will die down completely in winter and then re-grow next spring? Quite new to all this and there was no kabel with it to advise. Tried looking on the www but as i have no specific name i'm not sure what to expect. And yes, the scent is truly amazing - i love it!!
Thanks so much - have a lovely evening altho what is left of it as its after 10pm already - time flies when having fun in the garden xx

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