Latest posts by meiow

Redesign of garden

Posted: 02/03/2012 at 21:17

Hi happymaion,it looks great, but I still don't understand what a potager is?

Is it raised beds that grow veg & flowers, so not needing the need for digging?



Posted: 02/03/2012 at 20:51

Hi Dolly, What a lovely story, well done you for looking after this  orphaned baby.

Monty Don

Posted: 02/03/2012 at 20:29

I agree with you Botticelliwoman, I wish it had an hour slot

Moving pot bound Clematis and Honey Suckle

Posted: 02/03/2012 at 20:07

Hi Jaxx, Thanks so much for your reply.

The honey suckle is now out of it's pot and in the ground, at last it can spread it's roots and grow.The pot is intact too & replanted with summer bulbs

The roots filled the whole pot no soil left! So no wonder it has never done very well! But it has always tried to flower so looking forward to see what it does this year.

Will get the clementis out this weekend,

Thanks again

swiss cheese plant

Posted: 29/02/2012 at 20:37

Hello rootbeer,

When I've taken cuttings from these plants I tend to take them with an aerial root attached.

Thats the brown root that comes from the stems, these roots grow downwards as if they are trying to find water & soil.

I've had sucess doing this way after a few weeks. From what you say it sounds like your cutting is starting to rot,but maybe just wait & see if roots develop.

hope this helps

D.G Hessayon- "House plant expert" gives excellent advice on this,you can pick up his books in charity shops.

Monty Don

Posted: 29/02/2012 at 20:12

Just my thoughts, I watched Alan Titchmarsh I love my garden & thought it was dreadful, a sort of make over programme, which was false, contrived & full of advertising to make you spend money! I watched it once & that was enough

I will be looking forward to the Gardeners World starting including Monty.

Pots of scented flowers for late June

Posted: 29/02/2012 at 19:54

Hello again sparkly

I sowed my first seed of stock a few weeks ago in seed trays,I'll be picking them out soon into indiviual cells.I did this in a home made cold frame which gets loads of sun, the mild weather has helped a lot.

I will sow some more this weekend into seed trays,  so I have more  of a continous display in the summer

I stated gardening last year & these were one of the first seeds that I grew, they are so easy.  I was so happy with them last year thats why I'm going to grow them again. Last year I started them off in a propagator on my kitchen window sill.

Pots of scented flowers for late June

Posted: 28/02/2012 at 13:35

Hi sparkly gardener,

Not big blooms but how about some night scented stock or phlox, I grew some last year and the smell was heavenly in the evenings

Really easy to grow, I've started some already this year. Make successive  sowings to have them all summer


Posted: 26/02/2012 at 19:29

Hello anthonyhazell,

I start my seeds off indoors in a propagator, I would say as you have a green house, take the lid off when the seedlings first poke through. I would prick them out once they have their first proper leaves. Seedlings have a young leaf then the proper ones develop.

Once those are growing, then thats the time

Hope that helps

Moving pot bound Clematis and Honey Suckle

Posted: 26/02/2012 at 19:15

Hello everyone,

I have one each of these plants in large terracotta pots. They have been in there for aprox 4 years, I didn't have a garden when I got them.

I am now lucky enough to have a garden and want to get them out of the pots so they can spread their roots and hopefully flourish.

What is the best way to get them out? Should I water them or try and get them out as they are? I do want to save the plants as they have been with me for a number of years, but I also don't want to crack or damage the pots, The reality is the pots are probably worth more than the plants.

Is this the right time to plant them in the ground?

I don't know the exact species of either but I know that the Clematis is an early flowering one, with white flowers

Thanks for any advice

Discussions started by meiow

New Plants, New Seeds- Ragged Robin & Sweet Rocket

Very happy 
Replies: 7    Views: 2809
Last Post: 05/06/2013 at 20:48

gardeners world save 25 percent offer off subscriptions

Replies: 23    Views: 11017
Last Post: 12/03/2013 at 10:28

Moving pot bound Clematis and Honey Suckle

Clematis & Honey Suckle 
Replies: 6    Views: 6293
Last Post: 31/07/2012 at 14:48
3 threads returned