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I need a new clematis

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 10:01

Thanks for your message.  No - it's not that one.  I've tried uploading a picture but without success.  It is a small, plain dark purple flower.

I need a new clematis

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 18:10

I am looking to plant a clematis in the front garden on an old trellis - there's not much soils and I wonder about a large pot for it.  I have only had one summer in the house and in the back garden against an 8 ft wall is a clematis which seems to have been flowering for months, is still in bloom and I wonder what it might b??  Its flowering is quite prolific (I don't know whether to cut it back this autumn or what will happen to it if I don't - I left it last autumn as I'd just moved in?) and has quite a simple purple flower.  Would anybody know which clematis this might be?  Are there any other recommendations for a long-flowering clematis for my front garden trellis?  (I don't want it to become too vigorous like some montanas I have had in the past.  Many thanks in anticipation of helpful comments!

Rhubarb

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 08:23

Thanks for all the info - I had a feeling it wouldn't be a good idea to move it now!

Rhubarb

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 12:24

I've only been in this house for 6 months and have a patch of rhubarb completely in the wrong place.  Is it possible to move it in June and how is it best done?

moving-house-and-taking-the-garden-too

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 10:26

Thanks for this.  They're all ok except one very large pot which seems to have very rotten buds on it.  It did get a blob of cement on it when the roof was being done recently which I guess didn't help!  I've stood the pot up on bricks to help it drain in case it's sodden.  My hostas have to be pretty tough as they are left to their own devices most of the while.

Pyrocanthus pruning

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 10:24

Thanks very much for these suggestions.  It's been neglected for years and needs a good sort out!

Pyrocanthus pruning

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 12:22

I have moved to a cottage with overgrown pyrocanthus.  I don't want to wait until birds are nesting in it to prune it well back.  Can I do it now?  I know it may stop the bloom and berries this year, but it is 8 ft tall and suffocating roses on the same trellis.

moving-house-and-taking-the-garden-too

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 12:17

Thanks for all these helpful comments! Fortunately I was able to have two removal vans - and (as importantly) a team of very helpful removal men - they probably thought I was a bit mad, but who cares?!

I'm now moved in and have all my hostas, fuschias and other plants safely here.  I'm now looking forward to starting on the garden - it's only a small cottage garden with a courtyard at the back - but lots of space for pots!

Talkback: What to prune in winter

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 12:54
I have moved to a cottage with overgrown pyrocanthus. I don't want to wait until birds are nesting in it to prune it well back. Can I do it now? I know it may stop the bloom and berries this year, but it is 8 ft tall and suffocating roses on the same trellis.

moving-house-and-taking-the-garden-too

Posted: 14/08/2013 at 14:22

I am moving house in the Autumn and have about 50 hostas of various sizes, all in pots and tubs - some about 4 ft in diameter, (although they will be dying back by then) as well as 20 fuschias and many other plants and cuttings to take.  What's the best way to move them all?  It seems that they will need a removal van all of their own which is going to be very expensive!

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I need a new clematis

Clematis 
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Last Post: 07/10/2014 at 11:32

Rhubarb

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Last Post: 03/06/2014 at 08:23

Pyrocanthus pruning

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Last Post: 17/02/2014 at 10:24

moving-house-and-taking-the-garden-too

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Last Post: 10/03/2014 at 06:09
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