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Propogating Clematis

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 17:40

Whats the best way to propogate clematis? I confess Ive pinched a long 'cutting' form a beautiful one growing over a wall. Its a Montana type with a beautiful small passion flower type of flower. Will it strike do you think? or layer? or do I need seeds?

Lidl Compost

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 17:35

I bought a bag of Lidl peat free this year. Its disgusting! Black, smells of oil and leaches black liquid out when watered. I threw it away - whatevers in it, I don't want to eat the produce - YUK !!

Growing Sage

Posted: 10/01/2014 at 16:26

The Sage in my new garden has really flourished and Ive had to cut it back several times during the Summer. Do I leave it to keep going year round or should it be cut right down each year?

Its getting a bit blackened here and there, presumably by frost.

Climber for Trellis - Evergreen and Child Friendly

Posted: 11/10/2012 at 18:02

My evergreen honeysuckle is nice but a bit of a beast! It grows well in my north facing garden too and copes ok. It does get little clusters of berries though late summer / autumn. They are grey / black so not very attractive to birds or presumably children.

I'd choose a varigated ivy. they are very pretty, fast growing, cheap, evergreen and provide great cover for roosting sparrows.

pot grown tree

Posted: 30/08/2012 at 19:11

I want to grow a tree in a large pot to give a bit of privacy for my summer house. Its in a north facing garden - sunshine early morning and mid afternoon. We,re in northern England with cold winds from the East in Winter, so it,ll need to be fairly tough. Can anyone suggest what I might choose?

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Propogating Clematis

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Growing Sage

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pot grown tree

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