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Planting clematis - distance?

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 22:16

Thanks chicky, and thanks to obelixx that's very helpful, yes I will definitely stick to keeping the pruning groups separate. Can't wait to get stuck in soon - I feel like a kid in a candy shop, there's so much choice!

Planting clematis - distance?

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 21:52

Yes I was going to get a montana for the Group 1 but maybe I should re-think that option?

Planting clematis - distance?

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 21:29

Oooohhhh... I hadn't thought of that, nutcutlet. I wonder would the solution be to buy maybe 3 narrower trellises and separate them slightly so the clematis don't tangle?

Thanks gardengirl, now there's an idea... obelisks...

Planting clematis - distance?

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 21:17

We are putting up a (free-standing) trellis approx. 1.8m high by 2m wide and want to grow clematis. I haven't grown them before so I wonder how many plants maximum could I plant up, i.e. what kind of distance between the plants? Was hoping to plant 3, one of each group, possible 4, or would that be squeezing it?

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 21:28

No worries David, it's not exactly gardening weather anyway . Thanks for the advice, it's my first time growing SPs.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 21:40

David I know you spoke about preparing soil earlier, I'm presently just container-gardening (built a new house and it will take a couple of years to get the garden going ) so I wonder how to prepare the soil for growing SPs in containers? Got regular compost from garden centre, also bought manure from garden centre last year and still have some left over, should I add some manure to the soil in the container before planting?

Failed Garlic?

Posted: 04/03/2013 at 21:55

Welshonion, I got them in Homebase (if I remember correctly) but unfortunately I did not keep the packaging so I can't remember which company it was. I think it may have been Jamie Oliver, he has some fruit/veg range out, so I won't be buying that again!

Thanks to everyone for their replies, I might just try and buy more and chill them in the fridge as suggested by marshmello. I don't mind if the cloves are on the small side, I like garlic but not that much that I would eat a whole big clove in the one go when cooking just for myself!

Failed Garlic?

Posted: 28/02/2013 at 20:06

I've grown garlic in containers for the last few years, sown in late winter. This time though I planted it in October for hopefully a bumper harvest. However as there's still no sign of anything sprouting, I dug up a few cloves to see where things were at. To my surprise there were neither any roots nor any shoots, but the cloves hadn't rotted away. I presume this is not normal? I wonder should I hold out for another while and hope they will sprout, or should I give up? If so is it too late now to put in new cloves?

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