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That new roundup gel

Posted: 31/07/2012 at 14:06

I bought this gel to put on bindweed that was twining with my clematis. I thought it wasn't working and was beginning to wonder what else i could use whne I noticed -maybe 3 weeks after treatment thta leaves were yellowing and now bindweed is virtually dead and clematis is still happy


Posted: 28/07/2012 at 10:09

 Hi Lavender Lady -I don't know about ericaceous feed . It was a question reallyas leaves are turning yellow. Waiting for someone more knowleable than me to help,


Posted: 27/07/2012 at 11:11

Hi there everyone. more advice needed please. I bought a ceanothus - unknown variety - and it is looking very sorry for itself. It is a wall type one, the leaves are turning yellow now. Obviously it needs perking up, apart from a lot of water, what do I feed it - would it take ericaceous feed, tomato feed, anything else??

Our NGS Open Day

Posted: 25/07/2012 at 17:03

Just making a garden. Yours is something to aspire to. Great

clematis cuttings

Posted: 23/07/2012 at 10:57

i have grown clematis cuttings the 'official' way. In fact just taken some from my next door neighbours shrubby one. I usually have about 50% success rate. I find not too wet, little bit of neglect - not intentional - can work. Good luck

First started taking the cuttings after an article in GW magazine June 1999 - still have this mag useful to refer to - Part of a Back to Basics series they were running.

Philadelphus... Advice anyone?

Posted: 20/07/2012 at 11:19

I posted same problem on the forum. Got loads (well some) really helpful comments. Mostly Prune. and this web Hope i have the address ok. I have followed their advice but now a whole year to wait to see if I have done it OK

What's loving all this rain?

Posted: 16/07/2012 at 11:37

Clematis seem to be romping away, newly planted this year. New shrubs have grown far more than I thought they would, they were very small when planted early spring. Brassicas are leaping out of their raised bed.

Roses although growing well, flowers are a soggy mess.

One water butt is actually overflowing today - must check connection if it ever stops raining.

Me, I'm so bored I'm going start decorating!!!!

a very miserable lady.

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 17:21

Roses rotting; courgettes; yuk!  Grass ousing water.There has to be a plus side: I have found  my new clematis, (4 of them) planted in May are thriving and in bud, and I haven't had to water the many new shrubs.

Oh and no heavy watering cans to carry. and no worrying whether my water butts will hold up

Let's hope the sun doesn't come out too fiercely to bake my clay soil!

Salvia Sclarea

Posted: 04/07/2012 at 13:19

It looks stunning. Will have to try to locate seeds, will fill yet more of mygarden

colour in a shady garden??

Posted: 28/06/2012 at 11:39

Try Tradescantia. I find once established is quite strong and a really long flowring season.

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