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Moving Plants

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 11:57

Hi Ya-all,

Got a Clematis ( v Polish Spirit ) that is basically now in the wrong place, was in the right place at first but my Solanum has taken off this year and has swamped the Clematis, question is would there be any advantage cutting back the Clematis just now and moving it to it's new home, or should i just wait till i normally cut it back in May?


Posted: 27/06/2014 at 16:24

Hi peeps, just popped on to see what is happening, i'm feeling a bit lost as there is no fitba on tonight and tennis just doesn't do it for me..

Congrats on your engagement Clari & Steve... 

"A huftie case" not heard that in years Fairygirl, made me

Gardengirl if you put anymore plants into pots you will have to change your username to potgirl  

Off out to give my my overgrown Montana a haircut, problem is it's sprawled across the top of a flat roof shed not to sure it will support my weight, might send one of the kids up instead  


"Bug. Hotel"

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 21:35

love the hotels quite inspirational we have started one it is growing slowly as we gather bits and pieces just looking to add a wee annex to attract some hedgehogs.

thanks for the great ideas

mrs grower 

Round Robin

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 17:56

Ha Ha i know what your saying Philippa, i have seen me stopping in my tracks waiting on the birds finishing there bath before continuing up the garden so as not to interrupt them, there is nothing i like better than sitting on the decking next to the waterfall and pond and watching them having a bath in a wee pool, or stopping off for a drink, if i disturb them i too always apologise, glad i'm not the only silly burger on here...

Round Robin

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 17:01

Lesley the only sad part is we have an area of bushes, trees and scrub next to garden and they seem to prefer taking shelter over there rather than in the garden, the main thing is they are fine...

 Philippa it's a privilege that the birds choose to nest in your garden, it feels like there's a respect and understanding between you and the bird, as they and you go about your daily business aware of each other but at same time giving each other there space, i might be talking nonsense and an old romantic but that's how it feels..

Round Robin

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 16:20

Sorry Yarrow the day after the pictures were taken the Robins fledged, one of them gave us a right laugh as it tried to balance on the trellis (unsuccessfully)...

Aye Philippa we have our shed back, and now we have our clutter area back, we actually moved the pots with the nest in it inadvertently, when we seen the nest with eggs in, we replaced it as close to the spot we thought it came from and left the area alone, the nest was really low down easy for cats or foxes to get at but all went well..

Clarington they are very cute and not at all skittish, they come very close give you that look and you feel compelled to feed them, i'm pretty sure they are using psychology on us stupid humans 

Round Robin

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 12:44

Cheers Welshonion 

Can i remove the nest from my shed now then? I left it there in-case they wanted to use it again...

HONEYSUCKLE won't flower :-(

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 12:39

I have a fair few HS in my garden a few in large planters, i water them twice a week in growing season and one of the watering's i include a liquid rose feed basically i treat it in the same way as my Clematis, i always have an abundance of flowers, my main problem is how fast and big they grow, will need to give them all a good hair cut come March/April.. 

Round Robin

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 12:24

Hi peeps, 

Back at end of April beginning of May i had Robins nesting in my shed and successfully fledging, now i have another nest of Robins in some plant pots about to fledge, i know these are territorial birds and the two nest sites are only 30 feet apart, the question is can it be the same pair raising another brood? you are talking around 50 days between fledging's,




and if so why didn't they use the same nest?


Posted: 20/06/2014 at 22:16

I reckon iv'e got about 60p's worth in old money still left in my head or do they accept plastic now days 

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