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Gardeners World Live

Posted: 11/06/2012 at 20:37

It's my first time this year and I'm really looking forward to it.


Lead Farmer...don't know about any free tickets but you can save 10% by quoting the code GWNE. 

Help with identification please

Posted: 08/06/2012 at 15:54

Thank you all.

So I have violets? Hmmmm well I wonder where they cam from because I've never had them before now....birds maybe? When it stops raining long enough for me to get out there I'll dig them up before they take over the whole garden. the 3rd picture isn't the same plant as picture 1 & 2 it's a plant I aquired and had no idea what it was. 

Help with identification please

Posted: 06/06/2012 at 21:46

3rd time lucky maybe???

Help with identification please

Posted: 06/06/2012 at 21:37

Oops not sure why the link doesn't work so I'll try again

Help with identification please

Posted: 06/06/2012 at 21:33

These seedlings are everywhere in my front garden

This photo shows how it's growing in one area

This pretty little thing didn't die off during the winter it's leaves just turned a bronzey colour then early spring the leaves turned green and it produced these small, pretty blue flowers. There aren't many flowers left now but there were masses of them a few weeks ago

Clematis Montana

Posted: 06/06/2012 at 20:44

Oh my word don't think I've ever had such conflicting advice  

As for this particular plant being far too big & rampant for a small garden.... haven't we all made mistakes in our choice of plants? When we moved here 18 yrs ago in the midst of winter and it being a new build the garden was a muddy mess. I knew next to nothing about gardening and to be perfectly honest I had very little interest in the garden. I have only taken a keen interest in my garden over the past 2/3 years, which I know is absoluterly no time at all, but believe me the improvements I've made in that short time are flipping fantastic (even if I do say so myself!) I would never have achieved what I have if it hadn't been for the wonderful advice and encouragement I received from the BBC Gardening forum. Knowing what I know now I would never have planted this particular clematis but hey ho you live & learn.  

Anyway I've had a look at the plant today and I think I'll prune it gradually, well that's if it stops raining long enough for me to be able to get outside to do it!

Oh and by the way I'd like your help in identifying a couple of things, I have no idea what they are   


Can anyone help identifying a plant?

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 18:01

I have one huge clump of this in my garden, only last week I took some cuttings and so far they seem to be holding their own. I didn't realise you could just pull a piece out with a little root it would grow. When I looked at mine it seemed like it grew out from 1 central root and as I didn't want to divide the plant I tried the cuttings.

That's what I love about this learn something new everyday 

Clematis Montana

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 16:17

I have one of these plants which has been against a sunny fence for years and I've never really done anything with it except fall out with it every spring  because it only flowers at the top. To be honest my neighbour gets all the benefit as it trails over the fence into his garden and he often comments how beautiful it is. The only parts I see are the really tall branches that have scrambled way up high to the top of said neighbours huge unsightly conifer  In all fairness it does help to make to conifer look a bit prettier I suppose!

I suppose it is far too rampant for my small ish garden but I was wondering if I cut it right back to around 2ft above ground level and tied it to it's support as it grew again I could at least try to tame it a little and I could see it's pretty flowers without cricking my neck! 

The stems at the botton are quite thick, probably around 3-4inches in diameter and there are one or two new shoots growing around the base.

So that would you advise?

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 03/06/2012 at 16:00

Well it has barely stopped raining here in Merseyside since yesterday morning. Looking on ther bright side though at least my water butts will be full! 

Talkback: Most hated plants

Posted: 02/06/2012 at 22:32

I'm with the rose haters, no specific reason I just don't like them. The same goes for foxglove. I do love dianthus with their beautiful fragrance and I adore the humble lupin though I am so close to giving up on them due to the horrible aphids that I just don't seem able to control.  

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