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Help for a new gardener

Posted: 14/07/2015 at 16:33

Hi Jo47, thanks for the tip I will do that, maybe we can both benefit from some advice.

Help for a new gardener

Posted: 14/07/2015 at 13:09

Hi Pat E thanks for telling me that.

I planted mine to climb up and over an arch which is about 15ft away from the house so hopefully that's far enough ????

Help for a new gardener

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 13:26

Oh that's a shame, perhaps someone who reads this may have some tips or guidance they can share with me about wisteria I hope so, thanks anyway.

Help for a new gardener

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 09:03

Hi Cathy43. Thanks for the advice I really appreciate it and feel assured that what I am doing is right.

Help for a new gardener

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 22:25

Oh that's a shame, perhaps someone who reads this may have some tips or guidance they can share with me about wisteria I hope so, thanks anyway.

Help for a new gardener

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 14:10

Hi Charlie November, do you know anything about wisteria, i have a four year old one climbing up an arch and I saw a couple of flowers last year and a few more this year, which I'm very proud of, as I understand they can take years to fully grow.

i try to prune it exactly as instructed on the RHS website, however people will give me antidotes about how their relatives 'just sliced' the top off or sheared a couple of feet off it and they get a glorious display the following year.?

What would you say about Wisteria ??

Help for a new gardener

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 13:59

Hi Rosepetal3 like CharlieNovember, I'm curious to know what level of harassment you get from next door. I was going to suggest you tell them were to get off or invite a 'gobby' friend round who might tell them on your behalf.

 

 

Help for a new gardener

Posted: 09/07/2015 at 16:38

Hi Charlie November, I enjoyed reading your message for Rosepetal3 very interesting and some good tips thankyou????

Help for a new gardener

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 18:17

I think if I was you maybe I would look for a cheap metal arch that would fit into each end of your planter and grow tall grasses in the middle and maybe a clematis to cover the arch, you can buy winter clematis or spring ones that keep their leaves all year and are quite vigorous like the armandii Snowdrift which is a lovely white flower and tough dark green leaves that stay all year. 

The other thing is to buy a trellis to fix on top of your fence which is criss cross with thin wood, you may see these for sale at boot sales also garden centres sell bits off like this at this time of year so check them out for a bargain.

Trellis add  height and privacy with or without plants, but are perfect for climbers.

I do agree with hogweed, nothing will be instant but the sooner you start the better. Good luck, I hate nosey neighbours.

 

New to gardening

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 12:27

Yes I have plants in pot, they can be moved around for shade as well as sunny areas, they need to be off the floor to drain after watering, so a few pebbles or "pot feet" are good. Remember pots are hard work because the plants depend on you for water and feed, whereas plants in the ground will find food and water from the soil so Last longer between care. 

I always put grit or small stones (bought in bags) around the plant on the top of the compost in pots, this helps to keep soil moist, deters weeds and shows the plant of better. Deadheading spent flowers can make the the plants produce more for longer too.  

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