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CAMELLIA

Posted: 27/07/2012 at 15:07

Thank you for your response - all the information I needed!  West facing in the shade of the acer will be the new home -  man with sack truck arriving tomorrow to help move it into placeI   The camellia in its container has done very well over the years, so I hope it tolerates the move!

Thank you once again.

 

 

 

CAMELLIA

Posted: 26/07/2012 at 13:24

I have a white camellia that has been growing in a pot for several years; it's now too large/heavy to move around.   I'd like to plant it in the garden - your advice please, on the best location.   There are two areas with enough room, one quite large and open, until recently home to a silver birch, that gets the sun for most of the day, the other in dappled shade from an acer with wisteria and honeysuckle growing nearby.  Also how best to prepare the planting area, when to do it and how to provide protection in winter.   Apologies, lots of questions - hope you can help.  Thank you.

SUPPORT FOR CLIMBERS ON PERGOLA

Posted: 19/07/2012 at 08:51

Thank you both!   Didn't need the drill, used a nail and the screwdriver through the eye of the screw.  Now looking for jobs to use up the remaining eye screws - shall have to buy more climbers!!

SUPPORT FOR CLIMBERS ON PERGOLA

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 16:17

Thanks Palaisglide for your reply and clear instructions.  Eye screws and twine (or wire?) seem to be the answer - less obvious I feel, than mesh or twine wrapped around the posts, until the plants establish themselves.  I have a drill and basic toolkit so a quick trip to the garden centre for the eyescrews and  I can test my skills!! 

Thanks again.

SUPPORT FOR CLIMBERS ON PERGOLA

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 10:44

Having taken advice from the forum on climbers for my new pergola, I have a trachelospermum jasminoides and an evergreen clematis and now need to ask for help on what best to use and how to attach supports to the pergola uprights - 4" square timber; bearing in mind that my DIY skills are minimal/non existent!!  

Thank you.

HOYA - WAX FLOWER

Posted: 29/06/2012 at 13:15

Thanks everyone for your advice/suggestions - Trachelospermum and 'Freckles' have been ordered from a local nursery together with a climbing rose 'Schoolgirl' that took my fancy!  The pergola gets plenty of sun (when it's available??) - so here's hoping!    I'm told that 'Freckles' has its origins in Sardinia and the Balearics, both places that hold good memories, so the planting will have even more significance!

THANK YOU.

 

HOYA - WAX FLOWER

Posted: 28/06/2012 at 17:07

Pam - your plant is really splendid, I'm definitely getting one! How long will I have to wait to see the same result??

 

Thank you!

HOYA - WAX FLOWER

Posted: 28/06/2012 at 10:28

Thank you digging doris and kate 1123 for your replies.   Hoya is off!   I shall take a look at 'Freckles and also trachelospermum jasminoides as suggested by a neighbour; maybe also one or possibly two climbing roses??  I'm hoping to plant herbs and lavender around the base of the pergola which has a seating area - so visions of  warm evenings surrounded by wonderful scents!   Nice to dream......

Thank you once again.

 

HOYA - WAX FLOWER

Posted: 27/06/2012 at 16:23

I have a new pergola and one of the climbers I would like is a hoya to provide both scent and year round foliage - in view of severity of the last couple of winters, is this a good idea?

Your suggestions for alternative evergreen climbers would be appreciated.

Many thanks.

MAGNOLIA GRANDIFLORA

Posted: 28/05/2012 at 12:42

Palaisglide - thank you for your reponse.  I didn't use a spray just applied the liquid feed direct to the soil; I will use a mulch as you recommend and wait and see...... I'm a relatively 'new' gardener and have learned I'm also a very impatient one! 

Thanks again.

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