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Advice for beginners on climbers, please

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 17:31

Both plants you mention are before it gets too cold is perhaps the best time to plant in your garden.  At the sizes you mention, they will probably take a year or two to establish.

Bringing them in to a house will not do them any favours.  If you mean putting them in a cold g/h or coldframe over winter.....that is an acceptable alternative if you want to delay actual planting until Spring.

is this an orchid?

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 17:20

Certainly look nice and healthy B3.  Other than previous suggestions can't make a positive ID.

Someone will tho I am sure

Mock Orange

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 17:02

I think we both need to take a speed typing course Verdun........or just copy Dove and pretend

Oooh No..........dove and I need the speed typing this time........sorry Verdun

Mock Orange

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 16:59

And me

Mock Orange

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 16:57

I rather think you may be pruning all the stems which will produce flowers Betty.  The more you prune, the more shoots will grow but you need to give them a chance to do their business.

Once it has flowered, then just prune back those stems which have flowered.  Cutting the whole thing back every year isn't giving it chance to do very much I'm afraid.

They can be rather ungainly shrubs but once you have got it to flower, you can then see how to shape it in future

is this an orchid?

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 16:07

Didn't think of Clivia.  I'd say it does need repotting in clean compost but not overpotting............keeping it tight to the pot........most stuff flowers best when filling the pot.

Maintenance only anyone?

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 15:59

That is really weird Yvie.......lawns becoming smaller I is happening here too...........I wonder how widespread this phenomenon is ?

Greenhouse Insulation

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 15:45

Cornelly...........yes,I made my first Hot Bed with a base of really well

Maintenance only anyone?

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 15:42

A milk crate PP ??  Haven't seen one of those for years

As for your weeds...........well, your ground is so fertile they can grow 2 feet overnight........that's a bonus really if you look at in a rather skewed light

Maintenance only anyone?

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 15:32

Archie  A person I can relate to..............trouble is finding the blasted stuff the next time you want it.  "Where the hell did I leave that.......thing?".  It is a mantra in my garden

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