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Sweet autumn clematis

Posted: 18/04/2017 at 17:55

Clematis paniculata is of NZ origins so probably not widely distributed or reliably hardy in the UK which is where this forum is based.

I would have thought regular mowing would sort out the seedlings and, if not, a general purpose weed and feed product applied in spring and/or autumn.   Failing that, pot them up and sell them at a local plant fair.

ID Of shrub 'down under' please

Posted: 18/04/2017 at 17:18

Lots of different forms of ceanothus with different shades of blue and different sizes of flower, different flowering times and even a rather garish variegated one.

Resurrected Eleven

Posted: 18/04/2017 at 17:15

He's just realised he's had no food since midnight and is famished.   Stuffing himself.   Minstrel is pleased to see him.  She recovered quickly form her op but had a T in her ear cos the vet forgot she has a microchip.

I like your soldanella.  Not met those before.  I see it's an alpine which explains a lot.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 18/04/2017 at 16:37

Cosmos is home and in good fettle, already gone chasing off round the garden.   Very chatty on the way home.   

I usually go to Chelsea but not this year.  Maybe next, or maybe we'll go oop north to see the rellies and stop off at Chatsworth on the way and I can go the long way round via Geoff Hamilton's gardens.

Lily - we have given away nearly all of Possum's stuff apart from some particular baby clothes and cot sheets and the Duplo sets and the Beatrix Potter books.   Have a lovely time with your family and lots of new baby cuddles.

Resurrected Eleven

Posted: 18/04/2017 at 16:29

Unfortunately, she's not.  When I first moved to Belgium in 1991 I met people just 2 years younger than me who had experienced the change of policy which said teaching English grammar was no longer necessary.  No idea how to parse a sentence or even identify a subject, verb and direct object so not a clue when trying to learn French where adjectives and participles change according to sex of word they are qualifying.    

She's probably never heard of a conjunctive adverb or their misuse.

Back from vet with Cosmos who is in fine form and is already off chasing wisteria petal round the garden.   €63.90 including having IE tattooed in one ear to show he has "indentification electronique" in case he ever gets lost and found.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 18/04/2017 at 14:44

I've just had a mail from the RHS - 50 days to go to the new Chatsworth flower show.  Much better concentrate on that and hop the Beeb covers it if we can't get there.

ID Of shrub 'down under' please

Posted: 18/04/2017 at 14:35

You could get a similar effect with the small leaved, evergreen form of ceanothus as long as you protect it from cold winds and frosts.  Have a look here for varieties - https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=354 

Can someone identify this weed/plant, its growing everywhere

Posted: 18/04/2017 at 14:27

They're the ones with winged seed so can fly a long way from mum without any help from squirrels.   Easy enough to pull out at this stage.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 18/04/2017 at 14:25

Sorry Liri.  Have to say I don't do party politics any more.   I go for personalities and ideas which still , unfortunately, doesn't leave much about which to feel hopeful.

Cosmos first, then garden.  All this changing of schedules for political announcements has put my daily clock out.

Tempting fate

Posted: 18/04/2017 at 14:23

Watch it again on i-Player of search for info on the RHS site.  Cuttings should flower in their first year if treated right.  The number of shoots produced depends very much on the health and size/age of the tubers.

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