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Posted: 06/05/2014 at 16:07

Going up in the woorld KEF, buying planes?

W. Song sorry about fence, hope it gets repaired fairly cheaply and with little damage to plants.


Posted: 06/05/2014 at 14:08

Hi Marion, Welcome,

Make sure you are logged in,

go to the box below the last post it should say 'Marion 4 says',

type in there,

click on the green tab 'submit reply' below your typing box.

Hope that's what you meant.Good luck.

A very fast growing climber to cover cherry tree by this summer

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 13:07

Good luck with the tree.

I have a suggestion but there is little knowledge behind it so hopefully Dove or someone will be back to advise properly.

Why not try a clematis in a pot, then after pruning in spring it will not be 'attached' to the tree. If the tree recovers you can move the clem. If it doesn't it can be planted against it. Check for vigorous growers, pruning group (when to prune esp as a young plant), and when they flower. Taylors clematis has an easy to follow guide, clematisman have a good range of healthy cheap but young plants (see previous thread ).


Posted: 06/05/2014 at 12:54

Fg, will they stay out in thier pots over winter? fleece? GH? or left alone? I have some planted and some in pots, new this year.

BL - the hosta sounds nice. I love min ebut have never found another I like more so just keep dividing it, I should post a pic for ID.

Chicky - think it was you... Clem Ernest markham? Mine's growing quite well but still very small, bought late last year I think, not seen it in flower yet.


Posted: 06/05/2014 at 11:00

good catch Dove

Panda, just think what little treasures you can reveal once the weeds are no longer hiding them -  or how much extra planting space you will have


Posted: 06/05/2014 at 10:09

Fb and KEf I have sent you a pm.


Posted: 06/05/2014 at 09:24

Her Dove, have some of mine, I've a paperwork day today... catch...

Pond sounds fab Clari, do tell on the GC so I can avoid it

Morning Nut

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 08:35

The bluebell pics are right next to the children's play area which is excellent.


Posted: 06/05/2014 at 08:31

Morning all.

We seem to have a bit of Verdun's weather here, must be because he's my new favourite  another bright sunny day. But the ground had a lovely good soaking overnight.

BL - sorry about the echinacea but you can't change the facts

Dove -may the sun will be with you soon

Fairy - good deal you got at Homebase, are they a reasonable size?

KEF - enjoy Chessie, used to work there, loved it but did have a mishap one lunchtime in town when my 'holdups' didn't! If you have trouble filling your skip I can help, alliums are one of my favourites too, I got some 'green hairy' seed from an open garden last year but not sure how they are doing really, will update if/when.

Chicky, glad your sweetpeas survived the night, mine (if that's what they are) are still pathetic spriggy things. But the sunflowers (aka sweet peas ) are doing well.

Lily - knew I'd missed something to reply to you yesterday, the feather bed was formerly known as the grasses bed but as it has developed it is probably better to rename it! The idea is to have swishy soft tactile plants next to a path where you can run your fingers through when passing. ATM all that's in it are a grass I already had which I've split (we think it's called Stipa arundinacea) and some fennel (some verbena bonariensis cuttings which aren't doing well).

PD - enjoy your walk

Phew - is that everyone? I'd be a first for me if it is!


Posted: 05/05/2014 at 21:22
oh and another thing... Echinaceas do not die, they are not difficult to grow or propagate, mine have all been so successful, you just have to realise almost all varieties will metamophosise into weeds, once that is accepted all is good again.

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