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Pruning a Multi Blue clematis

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 22:46

Now is not the time to be cutting it back, as late summer is often the time for a second flush of flowers. Follow Obelixx's instructions and prune in Spring.


Posted: 12/08/2015 at 18:15

Evening all, been sunny and very humid here, real thunderstorm weather.

Spent the day comparing the garden unfavourably with Gt. Dixter, changes are planned.

Have a good evening everyone, am off to cook some tea.

Gardens we have visited 2015

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 12:29

 Great Dixter.

Gardens we have visited 2015

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 09:00

Sorry forgot the text.

Pictures from Sissinghurst, Gt. Dixter to follow.

Gardens we have visited 2015

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 08:59



Posted: 12/08/2015 at 08:42

Sadly Dove we didn't have time. Spent from opening time till 3pm. in the garden, and then with a long drive back to Sheffield, thought we should leave. 


Posted: 12/08/2015 at 07:47

Morning all.

Have returned from trip to Kent.

Sissinghurst was ok., but very National Trust, if that makes sense. Great Dixter was incredible, I was concerned it would be a let down, as I have wanted to go there for so long, but it was everything I had imagined and more.

Much Kent ale consumed, although it didn't go that well with all the fresh cherries consumed.

Hope today goes ok. Dove and very sorry to hear your news Yvie. Many people with retinal detachments do get their sight back after surgery.


Posted: 08/08/2015 at 18:12

Evening all.

Gorgeous day spent lazing around, choosing only to look at the good bits of the garden, the bad bits can wait for a less summery day.

I so love beating the Aussies at anything, desperately trying to think where I can find some locally to wind up.

Am off early tomorrow, so see you in a few days.

Have a great time everyone.


Posted: 08/08/2015 at 10:23

They should be dead headed in Spring. The old flowers protect the new leaf buds from getting frosted. I like the old flowers during the winter, they give a nice structure, particularly when frosted.


Posted: 08/08/2015 at 10:21

Morning all.

Beautiful day here, definitely one of those days for sitting and admiring the work done earlier in the year.

Love Helligan, we used to visit every year when we holidayed down there and each time there was something new to see.

We are off garden viewing tomorrow for a few days, visiting Sissinghurst and Great Dixter. Will be the first time at either for me.

Looking forward to hearing about your walk Fairy.

Have a lovely day all.

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