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Who's afraid of varginia creeper

Posted: 12/04/2012 at 15:40

Thanks Hoon and Robbie,

When i read about Virginia creeper it frightened the life out of me Hoon i'd say it was pretty darn invasive put it this way i don't want it anywhere near my house, but think it would make a lovely back-drop over my fence, if kept in check and under control, have you tried giving it a help to establish itself on the wall by putting up some mesh or something similer just to get it started Hoon?..

Thanks for the tips Robbie i will keep a close eye out for shoots popping up, tis more than my life is worth if it ruins Mrs Growers beloved laurel bushes...

Thanks again guys

Davie-S

Who's afraid of varginia creeper

Posted: 11/04/2012 at 23:29

Hi guys

Looking to plant some Virginia creeper, i know all about it's aggressive nature, but don't know about it's rooting system ie will its roots choke other plants, as im looking to plant it between some laurel bushes and a screen/fence i want it to grow up the fence, the laurel bushes are about two feet in-front of the fence...

Thanks in advance

Davie-S

Dispute

Posted: 05/04/2012 at 17:02

Doh...I think you & i should patent the sunning pot idea Elsa..  ... I don't think there is such a place where you can put it, so that it wont seed, as it can travel for miles on the wind..I'm happy with the cardoon suggestion, and more importantly so is Mrs Grower..

Davie-S

Dispute

Posted: 04/04/2012 at 21:44

First things first, Kate i actually thought of cutting the flower off before it seeds, though i never mentioned this to Mrs Grower, i was keeping that as my back up plan if i lost the dispute....

Elsa please excuse my ignorance i have no idea what a sunning pot is, i'll have to look that one up online....

David much the same as Elsa please excuse my lack of gardening knowledge to me it is a thistle wether it's an onopordum giganteum or not i have no idea..

Last but not least, Emma, the short answer is "yes" according to Mrs grower she has dug a good few of the young thistle plants out of the main garden over the last few years which was news to me, Just to give you some background i never really botherd with the garden to busy with work and other things, Mrs grower likes to potter about in the garden but nothing serious, but since last summer we have really got stuck into the garden we have built a lovely pond with waterfall & decking, built planters, dug out yards and yards of sunflowers that were left to do as they wish, and made and planted up lovely beds and borders,built a new gardening shed and a poly tunnel in short we have spent a lot of money done a lot of hard work in the garden, hence why the thistle wasn't a concern before but is now..

Thanks all, for your ideas and suggestions

Davie-S

Dispute

Posted: 03/04/2012 at 18:58

Thanks for your input and advice Annie & Adam, it is with a heavy heart and a tear in my eye that i have to agree with you's both, and get rid of my rather dashing weed, it also means i have to agree with my wife (hummpphh)

Had a look online at the cardoon Annie, oh yes that should more than make up for my thistle thank you very much for that..

Thanks again guys

Davie-S

Dispute

Posted: 02/04/2012 at 21:40

Hi guys,

I'll get straight to the point, we have had a large (4ft) Scottish thistle growing in a quiet not used corner of our garden for a few years now. We have recently got serious about gardening and our garden. My wife now wants to get rid of it, she says its a weed and  can seed all over the new garden, i think it is a magnificent plant with great structure and full of scottish symbolism ( though i wouldn't want any more of them).Anyways we have both agreed to abide by what ever the majority of yous guys decide.. Over to yous keep or kill?..

Davie-S

brown tips

Posted: 30/03/2012 at 16:02

Erm i mean Stephen, don't know where John came from my apologies..

brown tips

Posted: 30/03/2012 at 16:00

Thanks very much for the reply Stephen, equipped with your suggestions i deduced (call me sherlock) that it is the almost freezing temps at night followed by bright warm morning sunshine, as it's the plants that are at the side of my poly tunnel facing the sun that are damaged, the ones round the corner between poly tunnel and shed out of the full sunshine are fine.. Elementary my dear Watson...Besides if it was over watering that would be my fault and we cant be having that..hehe..

Thanks again John

Davie-S

brown tips

Posted: 27/03/2012 at 21:35

Hi guys,

Hope someone can help me out here. I potted up some young clematis about two weeks ago, i have just noticed on some of the lower leaves the tips have dried out and have turned brown, i planted in a mixture of garden soil JI No3 a little bone meal and a sprinkling of osmocote slow release, with a good watering, i have recently moved them outside where the overnight temprature is low but not frosty, any suggestions and soloutions?

Cheers

Davie-S

Scottish Clematis

Posted: 21/03/2012 at 19:55

Hi

I'm trying to grow clematis for the first time, i have researched, and read that much, im getting confused, i was wondering if there is anyone on the forum who is from my neck of the woods (Lanarkshire Central Scotland) who has experience in growing clematis in my area who could give me some pointers as to what to expect mainly due to our lovely climate...

Percy 

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