London (change)
Today 17°C / 10°C
Tomorrow 16°C / 9°C

Patsy F

Latest posts by Patsy F

1 to 10 of 127


Posted: Yesterday at 10:12

I would certainly recommend a small weeping fruit tree, probably a crab apple.  Mine is currently an abundance of two toned pink blossom, attracting lots of bees.

I haven't had much success with growing a climbing rose in a container, but the location wasn't perfect, so moved it to a sunnier spot and planted it in the border and it's now romping away.  If you google 'climbing roses in containers uk' and go to the rhs site, they recommend 10.  You would need a very large container, though.  Interested to hear what you choose.  Enjoy the search! 

Suggestions re a suitable creeping plant

Posted: Yesterday at 08:32

I've just been reading an excerpt in the Telegraph from Sarah Raven's new book on Sissinghurst, in which Vita Sackville-West suggests Clematis Flammula for a north facing wall (on Taylor's website, it's beautiful); Wisteria for north or west walls.  However, would they survive in large containers, I wonder.

Suggestions re a suitable creeping plant

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 11:51

Thank you, something to think about.

What to plant in VERY tall, narrow planter

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 08:55

I've got a standard Salix growing in my tall blue glazed pot, around which I planted Sweet Peas last year - they grew over the sides of the pot - very effective. 

What grows in dark/dry areas?

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 08:50

And Pieris.

Suggestions re a suitable creeping plant

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 08:46

I have the same problem, as I am keen to clothe a north facing brick wall, but it is  where our drive is and so I can only plant in containers.  I am considering a Clematis Montana Rubens, but still investigating other options - what do you think?  The oak boxes sound very attractive. What about Parthenocissus, would that grow in a container?

Plant ids please

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 22:08

Valerian and not sure about the second one - will do some research!

Best ferns for wildlife garden

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 18:30

Sorry, Lily, hope I didn't offend.   I'm hoping to make a stumpery too.

what plant is this?

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 10:34

A dead and buried one.

Restarting failed compost

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 23:10

Quite simple really, isn't it?  If it's too dry add uncooked kitchen waste, grass clippings, soft prunings etc.  If it's too wet add shredded paper or cardboard.  Horse, chicken manure is also very beneficial.  Keep it covered so that it heats up, and stir regularly.  Very satisfying!

1 to 10 of 127

Discussions started by Patsy F


Grass too long and wet 
Replies: 10    Views: 515
Last Post: 24/11/2013 at 18:47
1 returned