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Clematis present

Posted: 04/12/2014 at 21:58

thanks Verdun, what a shame, its from my brother in law, not quite sure how I'd ask them.  For my 40th and they drove up an hour to deliver it as a surprise.  the garden centre that sold it to them must have been laughing their head off that they managed to sell that.  all a bit awkward.  its just so obviously it is infected with something.  

hmm. maybe I'll just have to replace it and not tell them.  They'll think i have magic healing powers with plants.  I know they are clueless when it comes to plants but...

Clematis present

Posted: 04/12/2014 at 21:03

Hello folks, if has been ages since I've been on here.  My girls are both at school and I thought I'd have loads of time for my garden.  Instead I've taken on the PTA and my garden is taking second fiddle again.  

I've just been given two clematis for my birthday.  One looks super healthy, the other's leaves are covered in black spots and not looking healthy at all.  

Could I ask your advice on what I need to do with them?  Is it too late to plant them now ?  What should I do about the poorly looking one.  Personally i wouldn't have bought it, but I'm thinking maybe I can cut it right back and and it will shoot up well next year ? If so when should I cut it back.  

Any advice gratefully received.  Hope everyone is well and getting into the festive spirit. x

leaf blowers

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 13:18

I have a Stihl one, its great, but there are times I wish I had a backpack one as after a while it can get heavy.  Depends how big the garden is and how many leaves I guess. 

Have just seen there is a cordless lightweight stihl one

But pricey, and you'd need to get reviews to see how much power it actually had. 

Good luck.

Plant ID please

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 10:29

Woo hoo I got it right.  I planted one lonely hellebore last year and had heard they sprout up everywhere, but I had expected I would have need two of them to mix and make seeds if you know what I mean.  Obviously not.  My plan for my woody area is starting to come together.  Foxgloves, (planted this year), bluebells, campion growing from seed in pots, wild garlic already there.  Verbena bonariensis for the sunny area... happy happy happy. 

thank you 

Flooded gardens campaign

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 19:20

Oh okay, that is good to know.  Thanks for pointing that out. 

Flooded gardens campaign

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 19:08

Oh Artjak I'm so pleased I mentioned it then as you are mentioned in it.  Your name is there in print 

I'll leave it to Lesley K to get a copy to you, but let me know if any problems.  Don't see why we couldn't photograph it though as it is the same magazine as this website...

Berries with black stuff on

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 14:28

ok, great thank you for your quick response.  very helpful. 

To cut back or not to cut back...

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 14:23

I have some spicata I think they are.  The leaves are looking poorly with little spots on but there is lots of new growth coming through.  

Should I be cutting back the older growth to allow the new growth to come through or do I need to leave the older growth on to protect it over winter...

 the bit at the bottom of the photo is where I started cutting it back and then thought about whether that is right ?

So much to learn... Thank you for any advice. 

Plant ID please

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 14:20

I have just found this in my woody area where lots of random things pop up.  

Can anyone tell me what this is ? I'm wondering if it is a hellebore, it looks familiar but can't put my finger on it.  thank you.


Berries with black stuff on

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 14:18

We have a shrub that over hangs the fence from our neighbour and it has orange berries on. 

I have just noticed that the berries have like a black tar substance on them.  Any idea what this is, if it is normal and do I want them dropping off into my flowerbed.  It doesn't look that healthy.  Any advice gratefully appreciated. thank you.


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Clematis present

Do I plant it now and black spots over the leaves 
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To cut back or not to cut back...

that is the question. 
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Last Post: 24/09/2014 at 20:05

Plant ID please

I'm sure I know it but... 
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Last Post: 25/09/2014 at 10:29

Berries with black stuff on

Is this normal ? 
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Last Post: 24/09/2014 at 14:28

Flooded gardens campaign

Well done ! 
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Last Post: 26/09/2014 at 19:20

Seedlings and winter

Err what do I do ? 
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Last Post: 21/09/2014 at 09:03

Plant ID please

Any ideas ? 
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Last Post: 20/09/2014 at 19:56

Slugs and Sedums

Slug proof or not ? 
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Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 18:27

Does anyone know what this little critter might be?

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Last Post: 18/09/2014 at 16:47

Plant ID please

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Last Post: 11/09/2014 at 20:15

Weeds, weeds, everywhere !

School garden a mess :-(  
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Last Post: 11/09/2014 at 09:47

Plant ID please

Any idea what this might be 
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Last Post: 06/09/2014 at 20:55

Schools back - time to do some weeding!

Plant id's please 
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Last Post: 02/09/2014 at 21:30

Korean lilac looking poorly ?

Any ideas what has caused this  
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Last Post: 04/09/2014 at 18:12

Spots on leaves

Seems to be spreading 
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