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Climbing plants or clematis for pot and obelisk

Posted: Yesterday at 15:31

..amazing what you find out when growing in such extremes... you obviously have some lovely plants there.. a few I've grown myself over the years...without having to worry about the weather....  and a good sized garden I would imagine.. best wishes...

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Posted: Yesterday at 15:28

..thank you Edd.. that's good to know as I've just potted up my tomato plants in there.....  I too have blown on them sometimes when I 've found them outside and it's quite amusing to see them scatter.. poor little things... I thought they were benign...and useful to us...

Climbing plants or clematis for pot and obelisk

Posted: Yesterday at 14:24

..I know you're in Belgium but that must be quite a challenge...

Camera Corner

Posted: Yesterday at 14:18

..I found these in my greenhouse this morning...I don't know what kind of spiders they are...but I get them every year, usually outside...

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/43238.jpg?width=273&height=350&mode=max

 

Climbing plants or clematis for pot and obelisk

Posted: Yesterday at 12:47

..nice bit of flair and innovation there obelixx..just goes to show what you can do...

..and all on a north wall...I like that very much...

Climbing plants or clematis for pot and obelisk

Posted: Yesterday at 00:57

..a common complaint...but it can be dealt with quite easily.... if you can manage to excavate a planting hole at least 12 inches square, 18 is better... then you should be able to get a container grown plant in there...get it off to a good start and the roots will find their way through any rubble...  one quarter of my garden has this problem but like yours, with a good loam underneath... you just need to help the plants get to that loam...

Climbing plants or clematis for pot and obelisk

Posted: Yesterday at 00:08

..they do look nice and would be suitable for your obelisk...and container... 'Rebecca' is one I keep admiring... I might try again with another at some point...

Climbing plants or clematis for pot and obelisk

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 22:57

..just a caution about those Boulevard clematis chicky has mentioned above... my only  experience of these was one called 'Ice Blue'.. cost me £18... and it was killed by frost after 2 years... killed outright...roots were dead....we did have a bad winter then...  so if you see that one... choose another...

Climbing plants or clematis for pot and obelisk

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 22:53

..what I do is, I keep the canes in the middle of the Clematis so I can loosely tie in wayward shoots, [it doesn't twine or cling]...and I also push any shoots that want to grow outside the obelisk, in towards the middle, until they reach a higher point near the top.. then I allow some stems lower down to grow outside the obelisk.. this results in a cascading effect at flowering time... as some of the stems might flop which can put a dent in them, but this doesn't seem to affect the flowering... just carries on...

..incidentally...my growing conditions are quite different from obelixx above.... mine is growing in shade of north facing wall.. never gets the sun.. but is in good moist soil...  I underplant with Geranium 'Cambridge'...  as with all clematis I watch out for snails at this time of year....

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 22:21

...thank you so much...

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