Latest posts by Swedboy

Clematis Montana Peveril

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 19:15

It sounds more and more that I should dig it out. I have a Clematis Cassis next to it so maybe I should get another one with a longer flowering period. I am not overtely found of this plant but I don't really like just booting a plant out without a new home when it is in good nick. I have at the other end of the wall a zephirine drouhin so maybe so I am in two minds whether to get a clematis or a rose (or perhpas something else that climbs). Maybe I should use my t&m voucher for a climber.

Clematis Montana Peveril

Posted: 08/05/2012 at 23:18

I have two of these that have finaly recovered (ok one has totally) after two winters and are now flowering quite well but if they are going to earn their keep they need to do that again and again or else I'll repace them with something else. They were here when I moved to my flat so I have no real sentimental connection to them. So how do you prune them so they flower and dont get out of hand. the one of them that has recovered the best is growing at an alarming rate and if I let it just be I think it will become too big.

growing Babington leeks

Posted: 07/05/2012 at 23:48
Has anyone here grown them? Got some from a seed swap some months back. Planted the bulbs some weeks ago in modules but no sight of life yet. Weatherwise I can understand why they haven't since It's been raining for at least 40 days and 40 nights here in Bristol (it feels like it). Dug up one last week to see that they haven't rotted. The bulblet was intact but not spotting. Is it just too early for it germinate due to the cold?

growing asparagus in containers

Posted: 07/05/2012 at 15:17
Thanks for the link. I'll have a gander now.

growing asparagus in containers

Posted: 07/05/2012 at 15:08
Is it possible to grow them in containers? Thinking of giving a veg loving friend one but he has lost his border due to the landlord building a bike rack on the site.

Cotton Lavender

Posted: 06/05/2012 at 20:58

Thanks for the advice. I know this is a cotton lavender as I still have the lable. I will give it a trim tomorrow unless the heavens open again.

Self-seeded tomatoes

Posted: 06/05/2012 at 10:54

Last year I had tons of makota self-seeded tomatoes. Gave them to peple left right and centre and flogged some for 50p at work. Sadly they were rubish! I got one or two tomatoes out of them. My ordinary plant didn't to well eihter so it might just have been a bad summer. They grew very well to begin with and then didn't realy come to much.

Is yours F1 or normal. If the previous they will probably be rubish.

My advice is, if you have space I would do it. they might be fantastic!

Cotton Lavender

Posted: 06/05/2012 at 10:32
I think Mr lavender needs to meet Mr secateur. Thanks.

Is this really a Magnolia Red Lucky?

Posted: 05/05/2012 at 23:51

This morning, I thought the postman had gone insane. It sounded like he was pushing through god knew what through my letterbox. When I checked some minutes later (still in bed when it happened) I found that he had pressed my new Magnolia through the letterbox. Luckily it had survived the treatment. Now I need to plant it before the weekend is over (Spent today in Kew Gardens so no time). Would it be able to live in a big pot for some time? Not sure where to plant it and in me meanwhile a pot is probably better than nothing.

Cotton Lavender

Posted: 05/05/2012 at 23:48

Today whilst at Kew Gardens I saw some cotton lavenders in a border that was pruned within an inch of their lives and to my great surprise, they were sprouting from old wood. I always thought they didn't do that. I have one that is in desperate need of hard pruning but I haven't since you shouldn't. Has anyone tried this on them with success?

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