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Clematis present

Posted: 06/12/2014 at 23:56

Oops!  Sorry Richard.  

Just possible that peanuts might be correct in thinking it was a poor plant....."not looking healthy at all".  Perhaps it was not simply dying back ??  By returning the plant perhaps peanuts could compare or enquire?  If then Peanuts was told it was simply doing what was natural for it then peace of mind...?  


Clematis present

Posted: 06/12/2014 at 22:13

No, don't plant the unhealthy looking one Peanuts

if you have the label try taking the plant back yourself.  Explain the situation and ask for a replacement.  never plant anything you feel is not looking good.  Chances are it will simply be a struggling plant .   

Philadelphus coronarius variegatus

Posted: 06/12/2014 at 22:06

Hmmmm!   Slightly disagree with Hostafan here.  Variegatus will be fine in sun.  However, Philippa do you mean aureus or variegatus?  Aureus ...the yellow leaved variety.....will certainly scorch in sun and should be in dappled shade. Variegatus,,with its green and white leaves, is a much tougher variety.

Tis The Season To Be Jolly

Posted: 06/12/2014 at 18:00

What's santa's fav plant?   Ho, ho holly 



Posted: 06/12/2014 at 17:53

Stanley, look for first pair fat buds below those flower heads and cut back to them.   Agree with Dave about timing and appearance over winter.


Posted: 06/12/2014 at 17:50

12 degrees here earlier 

haven't been to Foodbank for quite some time........other things right  now....but met with old colleague from there. it seems it's busier there than ever and they have expanded.  Ought to try and make some time to help out again

My mum was very weak today.  In pain too So I've asked for increased meds. Very tired and distressing to see.  Right now I fear the worst.   


Posted: 06/12/2014 at 17:37

Frank, I mixed sawdust and sulphate of ammonia but that was in my brutal days. Everything then was forced and over the top

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 06/12/2014 at 17:34

Lots of best wishes Matty 

My garden looks like it's been burgled!

Posted: 06/12/2014 at 08:49

I know.  I still have a lot to see but an awful lot is now tucked away and cut back.

however, new shoots, daffodils emerging and hellebore buds showing.....spring is on its way 


Posted: 06/12/2014 at 08:45

Morning forkers

thats awful news yviestevie .......traumatic situation to cope with.  Just wish you all well.

doesnt feel quite so cold but some rain and wind to come tonight 

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