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Clematis rubens montana pruning

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 15:20

Thats really helpful, thanks so much x

Clematis rubens montana pruning

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 12:00

Hi there


I have 2 rebens that have grown over an arch well over he last year,it says on the label tp prune after flowering, I am worried as I dont know how and if i cut it back it means it won't be covering the arch any more...and will have to start again next year.So you see i dont quite understand, sorry to sound ignorant it looked so beuatiful when it was in flower. Any advice would be wonderful. I have just bought another called Clematis Justa and thought as it is supposed to flower from now till September I could plant that next to it to flower after rubens.

thanks in advance

Beet, Leaf Rainbow Chard

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 21:24

Oh thats helpful, thank you, i wonder why it wasn't sucessful? Thanks for advice 

Beet, Leaf Rainbow Chard

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 18:34


I planted seeds a few weeks ago and nothing much has come up yest. Im I too late to try planting some more?

Everything of mine is late

Ta lots

Raspberry Canes on Allotment

Posted: 17/11/2012 at 12:09

Brilliant thank you all for comments, they are out of bowl now water had only reached loose earth not the roots. someone else suggested planting them in pots big enough for roots and putting whole pot in group to make it easier for moving later. Great forum good to get answers so promptly, only had allot since feb so learning, learning all the time.

Raspberry Canes on Allotment

Posted: 17/11/2012 at 08:50

Hi I would love some advice please, I have just had 12 raspberry canes delivered 6 Tulameen and 6 Joan. My issue is I haven't been able to get the area dug over that I wanted to put them and think realistically it is going to take me a free weeks to get it ready. (weather, work etc has prevented me from getting it done in time) I'm wondering     

if I plant them temporairily on the allotment what damage that will do to them? Currently they are in bags in my kitchen sitting in bowls of water! so they need to get in soil asap. It says on instructions if group too wet or frozen dig a shallow trench and lay them at an angle and cover the roots loosely, how long could they survice like this?


any advice gratefully received




Posted: 26/02/2012 at 20:41

Hi Everyone

Thank you for all your comments. I am trying to prepare beds as best I can and go slowly as little and often is defintely best. 3 beds very workable the rest completely weedy so will maybe be best covering in black plastic for now and working slowly through it? Tis a lovely thing to have ones own plot...makes me very happy 


Posted: 05/02/2012 at 19:48

Hooray for new allotments 

But don't some things not like growing in recently manured ground? Can spuds and opions go in?


Posted: 05/02/2012 at 17:39

hi all

I am very excited at being given a 1/4 plot after waiting 3 years for an allotment. There are some raised beds already in place and I wondered if its too late to be getting manure and putting on the beds, i don't really know what the soil is like and it has been snowing so cant really get started yet! I tried to grow potatoes last year at another allotment i was sharing and they were very dissapointing, just not very many. I didn't prepare the ground very well. What do potatoes need to do well? Any advice very welcomed.


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Clematis rubens montana pruning

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Beet, Leaf Rainbow Chard

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Raspberry Canes on Allotment

Allotment not ready! 
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