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Talkback: Ask Adam

Posted: 19/03/2012 at 17:16

Hello Adam

I have just recently caught the gardening bug, after lots of research and reading over the winter it was time to put my new gained knowledge to good practical gardening use, but while at my local garden center looking for various growing mediums including peat  i discoverd i could not find any peat and that it was more or less being phased out of composts, i must have been reading old books and using old sites as most of them included peat in there advice, i know the reason why peat is being phased out, but what i dont know is a good alternative..



Gardeners world pond

Posted: 19/03/2012 at 17:01

In an ideal world that would be fantastic Steve, but my garden pond gets enough rainwater straight from the sky here in sunny Scotland, if i ran the rainfall from my roof to my pond i would need to change my name to noah and build an ark even if i did have a soakaway...But yes in an ideal world that would be a great idea...


When How In Out

Posted: 19/03/2012 at 16:24

Hi Emma

First of all thanx for taking the time to reply and also thanx for the advice.

Yes i decided it's time to spruce up the perimiter of the garden tis a bit dull just looking at trees so thought a collection of clematis and climbing roses would do the job, i have already planted two older montanas in the garden and included a wire fence (to stop the rabbits) round them and slug pellets scatterd around. As much as i love wildlife them pesky wabbits are a real problem in my area i supose this is for another forum topic but since i am here, is there any tried and tested means of getting rid of rabbits from your garden, rabbit proofing my garden is possible but given the perimeter and size of garden would be impractical and expensive, besides if i rabbit proofed my garden how would the hedgehogs get in?



When How In Out

Posted: 19/03/2012 at 15:16


 I'm new to this site and to gardening, My apologies if this question has been asked before, i did try look.. I recently bought a few young Clematis plants various types they range in height from 12" to 36" they are all in small pots and very green ie not ripe or wodden stemed, they are of various pruning groups and species, my question/s are should i pot them on and put them in my poly tunnel? pot them on and put them outside in a sunny sheltered area? or plant them straight in the ground? i know some answers will depend on particular species and pruning groups i do have a few early flowering Montanas & a few C Viticellas, my gut feeling is to pot them on keep them out during decent weather bring them in before winter and frost, but should i prune them right down when i pot them on? I hope these questions make sense..

Thanx in advance


Plants for complete shaded areas

Posted: 19/03/2012 at 14:31

 Helleborous Niger (christmas rose) is a rather easy to grow, shade loving plant..

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