Latest posts by tattianna


Posted: 01/04/2013 at 08:03

Good morning well it's very grey here this morning but thankfully no frost. Think we may have a trip out to the garden centre this morning then who knows what we'll do...yes it's a lazy day doing not very much today 


PS just watching the weather and they're claiming it will get up to 17* by next week....hmmm what day is it?????? 

Clematis 'Rouge Cardinal'

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 08:58

Thank you all for your advice. I'll keep an eye on it, do as you've suggested (where possible) and keep my fingers crossed in the hope that it will recover 



Posted: 31/03/2013 at 08:28

Morning everyone. Lovely & sunny here again this morning but there's a hell uv a frost! My fatsia always lets me know how cold it is out there. He doesn't like the cold too much and sulks when it's rather chilly and this morning...boy is he sulking!!!!

Bit gutted yesterday to find by clematis has succumed to the cold I think. I pruned it a few weekes ago and it was sprouting new shoots beautifully. Now it's just all wilted  Ah well I'll leave it alone and see what happens once the weather warms up. 

Got the outlaws coming for dinner today. Not a pleasant experience I can tell you but these things have to be done

Enjoy your day everyone and Happy Easter  

Clematis 'Rouge Cardinal'

Posted: 30/03/2013 at 15:37

I pruned my Clematis Rouge Cardinal about 6-8 weeks ago and it began to produce lovey healthy looking shoots. I've just looked at it and all the new growth is wilting.

Is it as a result of this unseasonally cold weather and if so will it recover?  

Is there anything I can do to help it recover? 

Or is it the dreaded clematis wilt?????

I hope it's not dying as it's a beautiful plant and produces masses of flowers in the summer. 

Tomato seedlings

Posted: 30/03/2013 at 11:21

@ tattiana

Once germinated, they need light. Preferably sunlight, but as much bright light as they can get for at least 12-14 hours a day. You can take the cover off providing there's still reasonable warmth.


Thank you Italophile 


Posted: 30/03/2013 at 07:36

Brum you do make me laugh 

Dove Hope you're feeling better soon x x

driverdiver busy day then eh?



Posted: 30/03/2013 at 07:27

Oh Verdun & Bob  I'm so pleased to read that Helleborus Niger can be difficult. I've have 2 plants that I planted 2/3 years ago and they've never really done anything. They're in a suitable part of the garden yet all I get is a couple of leaves and that's about it! I'm even contemplating taking them out. Before I do can you suggest anything I can try to get them to grow?


Posted: 30/03/2013 at 07:14

Morning Brum, Blackest & cilmeri a beautiful sunny morning with a little frost here so far and a promise of more of the same over the weekend...well that is if the forecasters are to be believed 

Had a hectic day yesterday but it all ended with a lovely meal out with our son and his girlfriend so it all eneded well.

I've got to do a little bit of shopping this morning then it's pottering for me for the rest of the day. Going to tidy up my pots and sow some more seeds. 

Enjoy what ever you're doing today


Posted: 29/03/2013 at 08:12

Morning all looks quite bright out there today but the poor Fatsia is stood sulking in the corner which tells me it must be pretty cold! At least the snow is melting slowly but surely.

Fairygirl...yes I know you get less for murder and I deserve a gold clock for putting up with my OH for so long.   Unfortunately we didn't get to Italy for dinner only got as far as Liverpool but lovely all the same 

We're taking our daughter out for the day today. She wants to go to Manchester shopping..oh dear I fear that's going to be expensive! Then this evening our son & his girlfriend are taking us out for dinner (a treat to celebrate our anniversary). They're not telling where we're going just that it's a surprise 

Enjoy your day everyone 

Moving Fatsia Japonica

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 17:44

Hi Ziggy, I moved my fatsia two years ago. I did cut mine down a by about a third as I was advised to at the time and was able to take cuttings from what I cut off. the idea being that should the main plant not survive the move at least I'd have another plant to replace it.

Fortunately the plant did survive and I have 5 new, healthy plants to boot

What I will say is that we were pleasantly surprised how shallow the roots actually where considering it was such a mature plant but boy was it heavy! My husband and I move it between us and there were times when we didn't think we were going to be able to move it. Well worth the hard work though as it looks much better where it is now. Good luck

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