Richard Hodson

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Hydrangea cuttings with no roots but a good pair of leaves

Posted: 22/01/2017 at 18:05

Best to give it another dab of rooting powder ( or use custard powder ) then repot.  It is obviously still alive. This happens quite a lot with hardwood clematis cuttings. Top growth looks to be romping away but new roots take much longer, best not to disturb them if possible.


Posted: 21/01/2017 at 20:18

People like your neighbour, in my opinion, want to argue, shout, swear, and it hurts them much more if you rise above it and let the legal bods sort it, believe me it is worth every penny.


Posted: 20/01/2017 at 22:13

I have had experience of boundary and drainage dispute with my neighbour, my advice is NOT to take the law into your own hands. It is obviously illegal the action your neighbour has taken. Take advice from a local reputable solicitor and let them threaten your neighbour with court and costs and damage to your property.

Helenium advice

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 20:21

Moerheim Beauty is one of the best. I grew some from seed, supposed to be Autumn Tints, all were yellow when they flowered, and tall. Named cultivars are best in my opinion.

'Hardy Nasturtium'

Posted: 08/01/2017 at 14:09

We managed to keep ' Ken Aslet ' for a few seasons, then it succumbed to the Winter wet.            Lovely plant.

Obelisk prices

Posted: 06/01/2017 at 16:56 

Look on here at the bean poles and arches.  Class.

Obelisk prices

Posted: 05/01/2017 at 20:38

Clematis John Treasure and Hagelby Blue also grow up hazel tripods.

Obelisk prices

Posted: 05/01/2017 at 20:34

Also we use lots of tripods made up of hazel twigs, this is how this clematis Elvan is supported.

Obelisk prices

Posted: 05/01/2017 at 20:29

We use the Gardman Parisian as shown in your pics, Marlorena, 3 different sizes, excellent quality, ideal for clematis / rose combos.

Good picture of your clematis x durandii, 2nd picture, excellent clematis.

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GW Magazine January 2017

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