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What plants do you use to ensure clematis roots are in the shade?

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 20:48

I don't think it matters if clematis roots get the low winter sun. You'd need to think about colours and flowering time and similar moisture needs. 

May well be true about honeysuckle. they grow in hedges and  trees naturally so their feet will often be in the shade

What the heck is this?

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 20:37

I don't know how big they are but they're crocosmia shape. Sweet potatoes are sort of oval with the stem scars at the ends. The ones that Sainsbury's sell anyway.

Help with identifying plant by smell.

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 18:31

I've got the whole YB as well artjak, I'm up for visiting lots

Perennial Geraniums

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 17:34

A lot depends on the species/cultivar. 

If you've got leggy bits with leaves on the end you could pin them down to the soil and they'll probably root and make a bigger clump. Whether you want a bigger clump or not is up to you.

what is...

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 17:29

If you're good at construction you could build a tiered support for containers, like terracing. That would give you more containers for different plants and hide the tank faster. More effective than relying on one big plant in a pot

Help with identifying plant by smell.

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 17:24
artjak wrote (see)

Nut, I think they were white and that scent really haunts me


We'll have to visit some more gardens this summer, you might spot it

Found a couple of new things in the garden.

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 17:22

Hard for me Philippa. I don't know what I'm talking about half the time

Insect Garden

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 16:56

I have marjoram and it's alive with insects when in flower.If you want something for early in the year, some snowdrops,(buy now, in the green) and pulmonaria are very popular with my bees

casualties of the battlefield

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 16:36

Ok, then we can have another try, something to give scale as well, your finger maybe  but not over the lens


Insect Garden

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 16:18

the plants I mentioned would do OK then. herby type plants are good. Avoid double flowers, no use to insects. A lot of GCs are now labelling plants that are good for bees and you can buy annual mixes of seeds for bees.

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