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Potted Snowdrops Limited Flowering

Posted: 06/03/2017 at 14:04

Hi all,

I've got some snowdrops in a pot. They have been coming up regularly for about three years. However, quite a few of them do not flower every year and they do not seem to be forming the thick clumps that I see elsewhere.

I have changed the compost once since I've had them. My watering regime is to water well between about September and the point where they have died down in spring (except when frozen), and sparingly the rest of the year.

Should I give them a bit more a fertilizer boost as they are dying down after flowering? Or are there any other tips?

Many thanks, Owen.

Rose Being Eaten

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 17:08

Thanks everyone!

Rose Being Eaten

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 11:34

Hi All,

I have a climbing rose in a pot. Is new this year, and it's doing well. But something is eating the leaves quite aggressively, and I can't see the culprit. Does anyone recognise the damage and can tell me what's causing it? Picture link below. 

Many thanks!

Clematis Dying?

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 23:53
Richard Hodson says:

Sorry, but I must interrupt, firstly I do not have a National Collection of hostas, I have National Collection of Clematis Viticella which includes Etoile Violette, definitely not a job for pruning tomorrow, it should be a mass of blooms at present, and should be pruned annually to the floor in February, that's if you have planted it deep enough and buried the crown.

Miss Bateman is an Early Large Flowered Group clematis with a different pruning regime.entirely.

Also, they do NOT need their roots cool, they need their roots damp.

Good luck with your clematis.

See original post

 Thanks for this! 

Clematis Dying?

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 20:14
obelixx says:

Richard Hodson has a national collection of hostas and know his stuff.  I think you would do well to heed his advice on watering.  That's an awful lot of leaf for one small pot of compost to maintain in good nick.  No wonder some is going brown.See original post

 I certainly didn't mean to be dismissive of the advice! But I know that the soil is always kept moist. I will try potting it on to something bigger.

Clematis Dying?

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 19:51

Thanks all. 

I'm pretty sure it's not under watered, and I'm certain it's not short on food. I'll try potting it on to something a bit bigger and I'll try cutting it back a bit when it gets to the end of its supports. Fingers crossed!

Wrong Jasmine?

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 19:49

Thank you all. I'll see if it changes its habit after flowering then!

Clematis Dying?

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 13:36

Hello all,

I bought a clematis Miss Bateman in autumn and am growing it in a pot on my balcony. It's a good size pot, around 20 litres and it's in a fairly shady spot. I'm using a very free-draining potting mix.

It has grown well but now the lower leaves are turning brown. Would anybody have an idea what is wrong?

I tried last year with a Clematis montana and had similar problems. I thought a smaller type of clematis in a bigger pot might do better. Any ideas would be much appreciated. I'm posting a couple of pictures.

Thank you!

Wrong Jasmine?

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 13:26

Hi all,

I bought a jasmine in the autumn and I have it on a pot in my balcony. I ordered it as Jasminum officianale, and I was expecting it to twine through the balustrades and climb a bit, but it is not doing so at all, just behaving like a shrub.

Is it the wrong kind of jasmine, or am I just being impatient? It's perfectly healthy and flowering well.

I did take a couple of picture:

Thank you!

Pot plants dying off in middle

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 15:24

Hello all,

I have the same issue with three pot plants on my balcony: some pinks, an Arabis arendsii and a couple of Aubrietia. They've all put on a good show, but the Arabis and the Aubrietia are long over (I cut them back after flowering), while the pinks in question have about finished their first flush. 

My problem is that they've died off quite a bit in the centre. The peripheral growth looks healthy, but the middle is brown and empty looking. They're not rotten, and if you cut the stems, they're healthy-looking inside. 

Is there any trick to fix this problem? Should I simply have cut them back much harder? Can I do so now without risk of killing them?

Thank you!

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