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Clematis

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 18:49

Thanks Tetley, was just bothered that the cutting may be very soft for rooting material but will now cut it back further and put it into compost and  hope for lovely flowers in 2016.

Dark leaves in escallonia

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 18:44

Totally endorse Tetley's comments - it needs light, air and wind around its branches!

Clematis

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 22:41

Thanks all of you - will try Dovefrom above's gardening link and gut feeling is to put it into some gritty compost sooner rather than later in the greenhouse.

Raspberries cut back old growth?

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 18:52

It should have been done in the Autumn but as you have new growth I would cut out the old stems to ground level and let the new stems forge ahead.  I presume these are summer fruiting varieties.

Dark leaves in escallonia

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 18:44

I live on the west coast and escalonia are touch shrubs.  I would just cut off the brown leaves with secateurs - they don't need TLC and maybe a light feed of general purpose next month.

Clematis

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 18:34

Have a large flowering  double blue clematis (forgotten its name) which flowers in late June.  Knocked off a soft stem whilst trying to wrap it around the horizontal wire.

It is about 8 inches long with two sets of leaves.  I have pinched out the leading shoot and put it in a bottle of water with some hormone rooting pdr.  Would I be better putting it into gritty compost at this stage and will it root successfully at this time of year.

Any advice greatly appreciated because it is a fabulous specimen.

 

Feeding Amarylis

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 18:38

How do you treat the bulb and leaves once the flower spike has finished.  The bulb is feeling quite soft now where the stalk was removed but surely the leaves still need to feed the bulb for next year.   Do they need to dry out completely, if so when?  Any after flowering advice greatly received for optimum performance again next year.

Nerine Bulb Help

Posted: 04/03/2015 at 17:58

I have some white ones which were delivered 3 weeks ago but will also plant them out at the weekend - hope you have a glorious display this autumn.

Nerine Bulb Help

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 18:33

Sorry, thought we were discussing Bowdenii as these are the ones which are universally marketed through garden centres and supermarkets.

Nerine Bulb Help

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 18:08

They need to build up a good fleshy root system from bulbs with necks above soil, they hate being water sodden so good drainage and can dry out without damage.  They don't need cosseting over winter and love full sun.

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