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Latest posts by Lucy3

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


Posted: 20/06/2012 at 17:43

I bought a jasmine earlier this year with little white flowers and its highly scented, its gorgeous. My problem being that I have put it at the base of my pergola, south facing, and it has flowererd and still a couple of flowers on there however it has grown about 1.5 metres and has now stopped growing.

I thought it would have grown higher than this??????

Should I have dead-headed as the flowers were dying? Seems to have lots of new growth but not sure if I have done something wrong and that is why its stopped growing. There was no labellling on the plant when I bought it so cannot give you any info as to its proper name - sorry! But if you can help it would be amazing

Thank you

Roses - please help if you can.....

Posted: 09/06/2012 at 10:50

Thanks Paul. I've had a look at this and its a beautiful rose. Will be looking to buy this as a bare root to flower next year -

Roses - please help if you can.....

Posted: 08/06/2012 at 20:37

Oooh thankyou Paul - will have to have a look at this one


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Bug House

How high please........ 
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Roses - please help if you can.....

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Clematis for pots.........

Please help...... 
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Paving or shingle - please help if you can

New to this.......... 
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