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Wooden Pergola

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 20:51

Cheers guys.  I think I've narrowed it down.  I'm going for 2 per post at the front - I've clay soil which is fairly good, and the whole bed will be conditioned first (bags of manure already waiting)  so now think they should be ok - thanks for your views on that.  I've got a splendid display in my head, flowering from march to sept - hope it turns out as good!  The reason for going for honeysuckle was that I thought it'd cope well with the site - the back 2 posts will be shady but once they reach the top they'll get lots of sun.  I think this is what honeysuckle's expect? Think they're used to scrambling up trees to get the sun above the canopy?

very excited! Thanks for your help


Posted: 18/04/2014 at 14:36

Arghhh. Green ones almost gone.  Now black ones have moved in. 

Wooden Pergola

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 10:39

I've got 4 posts.  Wish I'd chosen a design with more posts and can't seem to reduce my plant shortlist. (includes jasmine, chocolate vine, a rose, honeysuckle and some clemetis combinations.). Anyone got any advice?  My main queries are(1) like the idea of having 1or 2 evergreens for some winter interest but wondering if wood will last longer if I stick to deciduous to let it dry out in winter, and (2) if I put more than one climber on a post, will it get overcrowded? Should I force myself to max of 4? Or perhaps I could get away with 2 on each of the front posts which sunny are in the most demand!



How do you all know so much

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 21:39

Hear hear. I'm very grateful too! 

Ground elder! Advise urgently needed!! Help

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 20:46

i have a similar ground elder problem and reluctantly agree that glyphosate is the way to go. I have borders that it is not feasible to dig up the shrubs due to their size. Plus it's everywhere round here so it'd only find its way back in.  I'm taking it in stages and pleased that I now appear GE free in one border (although waiting and ready to attack if/ when it comes back. ) Have now commenced on the next. am blitzing GE when it appears.  Am using various techniques to avoid getting chemical on wanted plants: deciduous plants I strip the lower leaves, use cereal packets to create a "tube" to spray down, couple of smaller plants dug up and quarantined like Busy Bee.  Like dogfish, though, I expect ground elder will just be part of my gardening routine - hoping that I can get on top of it like I have in the one border.

Unknown Plant

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 20:35

Hey Alan,  it was £75.  He used the stem injection method- insert needle into the cane and inject very high strength glyphosate.  They waited til end summer to do it as then most effective.  In the meantime I cut down and burnt it all, then let the shorts regrow and it was the regrowth they hit.  Now waiting to see how it goes this year and whether we'll need a repeat. Hope that helps.  

How do you all know so much

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 13:14

Yes, it's amazing how much can learn.  I've been around about a year or so and have definitely come on  - I find that I can now identify many of the plants people post, I have an opinion when people ask for advice, and when I was given a new gardening book last week I found myself tut-tutting and diasgreeing with some advice in it!

My friends and family dont seem to have quite so much faith in my ability though.  On multiple occasions it's been pointed out what magically has appeared in the garden / alongside my house's roadside, only for me to point out that I would know about it already, given I planted it....

I'm getting a greenhouse soon (on order - sooo excitied) so hoping to do more seed growing and propagation, and proper veg garden.  So expecting to learn much much more over next few years. 

Also, I read that microbes in the soil improve brain function and mood - so the feel good factor from gardening is scientifically proven. Good enough reason for me...

HELP! Rapidly growing plant / weed ??

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 20:05

hi newbie,

suggest have a look at other thread "unknown plant" by Dlearious for some advice.

good luck


Too cold for jasmine?

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 21:18

It's the star ones I'm tempted by. Sounds like there might be one suitable then.  

What online nurseries do people use?  I'm currently using crocus.



Expensive gardening mistake - help needed

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 21:09

Oops, a guilty of skimming.... 

Ta, Panda.

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