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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.

MAGNOLIA GRANDIFLORA

Posted: 24/05/2012 at 15:14

The leaves on my magnolia have become yellowish brown, so 2 weeks ago I used Sequestrene to feed it (two sachets in 4.5 litres of water as directed). Pack directions say one application lasts all season but can I feed again, indeed should I feed regularly until I see some improvement?  What more can I do to help things?  Not sure how old the magnolia is but it's now about 12 feet high.

Thank you!

SKIMMIA

Posted: 15/05/2012 at 20:38

Alina W - thank you for your reply - I shall have to be patient and wait until Autumn.  You've come to my rescue yet again - the last time was on the 'old site' when I had a query about pyracantha - I followed your advice re. feeding and pruning and the plants are much improved, thank you.

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