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Sorting out a Dormfelder grapevine

Posted: 29/07/2012 at 11:39
Thanks. I'll check that out.

Sorting out a Dormfelder grapevine

Posted: 28/07/2012 at 16:26

My grapevine has gotten slight out of control and quite big. Tried to untangle it today but it feels like the branches are quite brittle and might snap if I do anything too farsh to them. Can I cut them back quite hard in early spring or can I do it now? Have also a vauge memory that you sould cut off anything above two leaves if there is a bunch of grapes forming on it.

Bye bye Clematis Cassis

Posted: 28/07/2012 at 16:23

The stems are intact, they just look dead. When I cut one open it is not black inside but more gray/white. Not sure if that is good or bad. Should I cut it down to the ground and pray for resurrection?

Is this cylamen planted right

Posted: 26/07/2012 at 21:08

It's already back in the ground. So do you think it was the right side down?

I would be surprised if yours doesn't come through. They are probably tough as old boots and have adopted to your garden.

Is this cylamen planted right

Posted: 26/07/2012 at 20:49

I planted this cyclamen last year and it produced a very measly canopy of leaves and I was recommended to dig it up when it gone dormant. It only had two seedpods attached to it so I gambled on digging it up today. The domed part was down so I think it was planted ok.


 

How much can a dahlia take?

Posted: 16/07/2012 at 13:02
Maybe I should start the ale traps again. My slugs prefer that to lager.

Bye bye Clematis Cassis

Posted: 15/07/2012 at 18:59
Thanks, I'll check that. Is this something montanas don't get since the neighbour is fine and grows like the clapper.

How much can a dahlia take?

Posted: 15/07/2012 at 18:13

I think I wont go down the nematode route as it is a bit expensive. At least there are green stems and some very small leaves so some kind of photosynthesis is going on. I'll move the plastic bottles I use as closhes for my tomates next week as I think they are now so big they should be able to survive...

Bye bye Clematis Cassis

Posted: 15/07/2012 at 18:11

After a rare day that I could go out in the garden without a snorkle, thermals and a weatsuit I have spotted that my Clematis Cassis that I bought last year seems to have just gone brown and died. It is two years old and grows close to a Montana. Can it have rotted in all this rain or has it just reverted back underground because of the rotten summer? I think it shold die down at the end of the summer but not mid July. I would be quite miffed if it has died as it has not flowered since I bought it from the bargain bucket last year.

How much can a dahlia take?

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 21:52

My poor dahlias are just green stumps with no leaves. They have been eaten down to the ground at least twice this years dispite me scattering ferric pellets around them. I am getting worried that they will just run out of steam if they dont develop foliage soon. One has been in the ground for two years and the second for one and I would be quite miffed if they would die not because of the weather but because of slugs! Thinking of bying some pet bottles just to be able to make some chaeap closhes for them. Previous years they have just outgrown the slugs but not this time.

So will they surive if they don't develop proper foliage this yaer?

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