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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.

plant supports

Posted: 27/06/2012 at 16:46

Thanks, I have the hanging basket brackets.So useful. I went onto the web site but seem to only have the basket ones.

I accidently threw magazine away, so the search, goes on. Not even sure which one it was. Definately not GW

plant supports

Posted: 27/06/2012 at 13:52

Hi those in gardening land I am trying to find the name/web site of a product i saw in a gardening mag a few months ago. It  attaches to concrete fence posts and  then can attach  wires to make  plant suppport framework for climbing plants without drilling into panels or concrete. Any one  able to help with info please.

philadelphus virginal

Posted: 11/06/2012 at 10:18

Thank you both. That link looks good and I will have a go at cutting back all branches in a week or so by a third. May see the results next year.

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