Rosecottage2


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Clematis Mildew

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 15:19

I have an old clematis which blooms from June - Oct and looks as though it's been in place for years.  For the first time this year it has a lot of mildew and some of the flowers are dying off.  Should I wait until the autumn to cut it right back or should I do it now before the mildew spreads around?

Begonia Corms

Posted: 22/11/2015 at 17:33

Bit late for me now!  I've got them all in the kitchen drying off on the little greenhouse shelves!  Hopefully I can then get them wrapped up for winter.  Thanks for your replies.

Begonia Corms

Posted: 17/11/2015 at 07:42

Thanks for those thoughts.  I had wondered about that, but isn't new compost rather damp? 

Begonia Corms

Posted: 16/11/2015 at 21:20

My begonia corms have been in their pots outside for the last few weeks and have got very wet.  I know I should have lifted them earlier - I don't usually leave them out to get a touch of frost - but have been busy with building work indoors and they've been neglected. I've now lifted most of them and brushed off as much of the wet compost as I can.  They are lying on newspaper on the shelves of little plastic covered greenhouses, but will have to be protected before the frosts forecast for the end of the week.  I usually wrap them in newspaper and put loosely in plastic tubs (to protect from mice) and then check on them after Christmas and re-wrap in dry newspaper.  What is the best way to dry them off before packing away for winter?  Should I bring them indoors for a few days?  I always find they survive best if they are not put away too damp.  Some of them are 12 inches across and several years old.

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!

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I need a new clematis

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