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It Is Not Spring Yet !!!

Posted: 27/02/2013 at 22:20

Tis all very well this mild winter/spring weather but its confusing me and my plants, we have had a very mild winter for central Scotland and my clematis are starting to bud and new shoots are sprouting, the advice i recieved is cut my group 3's back in April because of my climate, if i wait till April they will have put on to much new growth to prune, if i prune them now sure as eggs is eggs we will get lots of snow and frost, last year we had frost first week in June, oh what to do prune now? or prune in April? any advice?...

 

Davie-S

Contradictions

Posted: 25/10/2012 at 22:32

Thanks for giving me the benefit of your experience guys..

Davie-S

Contradictions

Posted: 24/10/2012 at 21:55

Thanks guys, i guess a lot of it is just down to experience and personal preferences..Darn it's to late to take my rooting gel and powder back to B&Q..

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 24/10/2012 at 21:42

My favorite weather is a  frosty Autumn morning with plenty of sunshine, might not be great for the garden but it's fantastic to go for a long walk in, don't you think?

Davie-S 

Contradictions

Posted: 24/10/2012 at 21:35

Thanks Alina, your explanations do make sense, you weren't a politician in another life were you?..

Contradictions

Posted: 24/10/2012 at 21:25

Hi peeps, being relatively new to gardening i've been doing a lot of research and reading up, but the more i read the more contradictions i find, here's a few questions... Do broken crocs in the bottom of a plant-pot aid drainage?... Should i soak my sweet pea seeds overnight?...Should i use hormone rooting powder when potting up my cuttings?...Yes would be the accepted answer to those three questions but i've found plenty of reputable sites contradicting the accepted advice, so what is the right advice? or is it more of a whatever works for you kind of thing, no right or wrong answer...

 Davie-S

winter or spring

Posted: 13/07/2012 at 19:50

Cheers for that Ally..

I was thinking of pruning as early as possible, as this would make it easier to fleece the less hardy plants i have growing in and around my clematis, as some of them are in large wooden planters and this will be there first winter. And i don't know if the roots will be protected enough through the wooden planter..

Thanks again

Davie-S

winter or spring

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 16:41

Hi guys,

Whilst reading up on clematis i noticed the experts advice is to prune in winter or spring (feb/march) for group 3's Was just wondering what are the pro's n cons if any, if i prune them down in winter, we have frosts here up untill late may early june...

Thanks

Davie-S

bird droppings

Posted: 11/06/2012 at 13:24

Thanks Alina & Kate

I might just be worrying about nothing, but since we have re-built the garden we have attracted a lot of wildlife, birds included, and i have noticed a lot of there droppings on the plants, we want to put in a feeding station, in a location that enables us to enjoy viewing the birds but also keeps them away from predators (neighbours cats) we have an ideal location, only worry is below the feeding platform is two Montana's, which will hopefully grow up around the feeding platform it is also in close proximity to the pond. Guess i'll just have to monitor the situation, for once it's an advantage i live in Scotland as it rains most days, that should wash the droppings of the plants..

Thanks again

Davie-S

bird droppings

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 13:13

 

 Hi

I'm sure this question has been asked before, i have searched but can't find an answer, do bird droppings damage plants? i don't mean by changing the soil composistion or ph i mean do droppings on leaves, stems, flowerheads damage the actual part of the plant where the droppings have landed?

Thanks

Davie-S

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