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12 Oct 2017 19:48
I've got a group 3 clematis on an oblisque that has flowered nicely but it only has 1 stem coming out of the ground that then branches out and covers the support. Is there anyway to encourage it to put out more stems? If i cut it back hard there will be no greenery just 1 brown stick ?
06 Aug 2017 14:30
Can somebody tell me the name of this plant? Growing in sunny position
30 Jul 2017 10:42
Is it evergreen? Flowers sort of look like Pileostegia viburnoides (climbing hydrangea)
24 Jul 2017 19:03
09 Jul 2017 13:26
I have 3 very young Philadelphus Belle Etoile in these beds and they seem to be very healthy and strong. Here are a few photos I took today; plenty of geraniums, ladys mantle, campanula, nepeta and Rose Isaacc Pereiere (sp?) and R. Boule de Neige which were planted winter 2016. Infact pretty much everything was planted last autumn/ winter and the north aspect hasnt stopped it in my opinion
Last edited: 09 July 2017 13:29:05
09 Jul 2017 11:22
Thanks for the info Alan. I accidentally pulled off a loose plant from this one and potted it up; hopefully I wont have to buy any more when this one dies!
09 Jul 2017 10:30
Oh no that is sad. Do they usually flower? This is the first time i have seen one
09 Jul 2017 10:21
Here is my House Leek flowering; considering it is planted in a small gap in our garden wall it's doing pretty well for itself
29 Jun 2017 22:18
Quite possibly, maybe rabbits have had a chew! We are in Derbyshire above 1000ft; would this affec? Short season? It's nice to find new plants growing you havent seen before and hearing their name is a bonus 😁
29 Jun 2017 22:03
Young plant? First time ive seen it to be honest. The leaves do look like the plant you say when i google it. I will check on the flowers in a few days to see whether they are scented?
29 Jun 2017 21:55
Perhaps be easier when they are in flower? 🤔
29 Jun 2017 21:53
Try again nut... hopefully can make them out. Very few of them, about 2ft high growing in some long grass...
29 Jun 2017 21:18
Does anyone know the name of this flower I spotted along a lane near us?
02 May 2017 18:20
No flowers atm in my new double borders but its filling out slowly. First photo April 2016, second photo April 2017. Definitely a work in progress and aiming to have more succession of flowers throughout the year as it is right outside the kitchen window !
04 Apr 2017 20:20
Can you get rid of the grass altogether? plant a multi stemmed small shrub (philadelphus belle etoile? Lilac?) in the middle of each area then underplant with perennials? (Hardy geranium, nepeta, daffodils, bluebells primrose ?) i can imagine it already
22 Mar 2017 20:24
Ordered some Miscanthus, Salvia pratensis and Nepeta last week and they arrived today for my new prairie style border that i will be digging and planting tomorrow if all goes to plan. Also bought some Verbena Bonanzas, Rudbeckia and Dill seeds to sow to plant later on 😀
05 Mar 2017 19:15
Thanks Verd and Iain for the replies; such a fountain of knowledge! Would Wisteria be a better choice in this situation? (Crude drawing attached for reference)
02 Mar 2017 19:59
Espalier/fan trained fruit trees sound like a good idea up here in Derbyshire (maximising light levels and warmth on a south facing wall etc) but the only problem being I dont have any borders that butt up to any walls. Is it possible to train a fruit tree to grow as an archway (ie over a path that runs around the perimeter of the house) then 'fan out' along the wall? Any reason why it wouldnt work? On the same note can you train roses in this way to?
hopefully what i just typed made sense!!!
29 Dec 2016 09:29
One can dream
29 Dec 2016 08:55
Thanks pete :) time to get planting