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ID please

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 19:14

..yes I think so.... you probably missed it flowering Feb/Mar.... 

ID please

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 19:10

..does it have bright brassy yellow flowers in Spring?

I. D helenium

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 19:06 a guess, I'd say 'Butterpat'.... look that one up and see what you think... there are several in circulation with this name though but it's a fairly common variety...

Rose help

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 10:26

...there's nothing you should be doing really...definitely not feeding at this time of year...  as it's on an allotment I presume it to be an open and windy site, then you could trim back any tall shoots to prevent wind rock during the worst of the weather... sometimes just trimming back a few inches can stabilise the plant.   I've just done it with one of mine... no need to be fussy about it... any bits of dead wood can be removed next Spring...

..I'm sorry you've not had a reply to this before now...

Best support for growing clematis to cover wooden fence

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 13:38

..when I put up wire supports for these things I make a grid type framework using both vertical and horizontal wiring, rather like a crossword puzzle....however, with 2 montanas and 2 honeysuckles... eventually these are just going to be doing their own thing regardless of any help from us... in fact I might panic a little at the prospect of having to manage these... they will soon take over your fence, flop down the other side...and intermingle and mangle amongst themselves... but look jolly nice for it... I wouldn't worry about it too much to be honest,... the work comes later when you try to keep them under some sort of control...

What's the best book you've EVER read ?

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 13:12

..War and Peace....the first page was brill...

Rambling rose on a fence

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 13:10 the middle, or at least where its wingspan, if you like, can be spread out equally either side.... it will look quite wrong otherwise.

Rhs plant shop

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 09:51 I've mentioned before here, the RHS uses Crocus for all their plants orders.  It's in their terms and conditions, the plants do not come from RHS Wisley plant centre.

You will find the same offer on the Crocus web site.

(Please note: this site, and all orders from it, are managed on our behalf by Limited)


small trees to form an arch

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 19:11

..I like fruiting arches, but if trees are required in this situation without a metal framework, then I might plant 2 cordon trained apple trees supported by bamboo cane until they are trained across the top... grow about 8 foot... I think they are pruned just once a year...


Best Plant to cover a drain cover

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 18:48

..if you are able to plant something small in the ground next to the manhole cover, then a very cheap and simple solution can be achieved with one of these below... for about 6 months of the year.   I would put a short but upright bird bath in the middle of the cover for all year round, one that's strong enough to withstand wind but not so strong that it couldn't easily be moved, or a little decorative feature like my mushroom below.... 

Geranium 'Mavis Simpson'.... planted as a small 9cm pot plant, it takes a couple of years to reach full vigour,  it dies back to a crown of foliage in winter, evergreen,  it spreads outwards from April onwards to about 5 foot planted on the north side, so it grows southwards, easily trained over a cover and easily moved apart if need be...the tangled stems are very light... just grab hold, lift up and away... replace when finished.  The actual plant here starts from the top of the photo, the rest downwards is all summer growth.. so I hope you can see what I mean...


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please show us your culinary delights... 
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