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Will my euonymous climb up the fence?

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 09:53

I thought 'climb' might be the wrong word!  I've got wires due to the failed clematis but I was keen to find out if it will grow to the top of the (6 ft) fence as I'd like next-doors carport obscured.

 

Will my euonymous climb up the fence?

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 09:45

I got one of these for £2 from the garden centre:

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/plantselector/plant?plantid=764

The label says it will grow to 2 metres if against a fence but no mention of this on the RHS website.  Will it creep up the fence and how does it cling on?

I'm trying to fill a spot where I've already had one failure (clematis armandii - too windy) and I want another plant to work out as planned!

Thanks for any info.

Question about blueberries

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 21:21

I'd like to get some blueberry plants and put them in containers (alkaline soil in the garden so can't go there).  I've read it is best to have more than one plant so that they pollinate each other.

Will this work if one buys three different plants that crop through the season, say draper, bluecrop and aurora? Or does one need two of each then?

Thanks for any info.

Conditions for raising seedlings

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 11:02

Thanks for the extra info about covers and fleeces.

Conditions for raising seedlings

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 19:45

Just in case there is a stampede for the Wilkinson greenhouse I got this Gardman 4 tier one for £14.99 today from my local garden centre:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gardman-4-Tier-Compact-Growhouse/dp/B0081ORSUM/

It has a reinforced cover so hopefully will be worth the extra £5 compared to the Wilkinson one.

Our garden centre is part of www.thegardencentregroup.co.uk but it is on a deal - double that price normally.

Conditions for raising seedlings

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 09:54

Wow fantastic advice.  I won't start seeds too early, and the greenhouse looks very good.  Hopefully I'll get one before the stampede!

Conditions for raising seedlings

Posted: 05/02/2014 at 20:16

Thanks for the info, I won't start sowing now and the north facing window is ruled out! I'll search for cheap cold frames or DIY options.

Conditions for raising seedlings

Posted: 05/02/2014 at 19:58

I would like to grow a few vegetable plants from seed (sweetcorn, cucumber, celeriac, pumpkins) but don't have a lot of in-door space facing south.  Can these grow well in a north facing room?

The other option is to make/find a cold frame or mini greenhouse.  What temperature does it need to be for these seedlings to grow well in these conditions?

Thanks for any advice.

Do I plant my biennial bellis daisy out or keep it inside?

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 19:29

Presumably they don't need a long cold spell outside to 'know' that it is year two and the right year to flower as they are biennials?

They are now repotted so hopefully will be happier.

Thanks for the responses Dovefromabove.

Do I plant my biennial bellis daisy out or keep it inside?

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 11:31

Potting them up sounds like a good idea, I'll do that and wait for a bit.  They are in such shallow soil in the tray it keeps drying out  so bigger pots should help.

Thanks.

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