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Clematis help please

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 20:50
  1. Aaaaaah!  That's better Orchid Lady.  

Ants on my veg patch

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 20:47

Ants are everywhere.  Keeping well watered, soil moving and make sure there aren't any large nests of them.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 20:45

I always sow lettuce In trays and then plant out as potted plants.  Best way I think.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 20:41

Nice arch MrsGarden. Fits in beautifully 

Busy today.  It's been hot again here...again not all in Cornwall though are getting this but I am on good terms with the guy upstairs!  

Planted out lettuce, prepared more veg patch for onions, went mad with my cordless cutter ...cut back heathers with it, and two hollies and euonymous aureus.  Planted carex testacea....love colours on this. ....and yet to decide which echinaceas and agastaches go where so delayed on this.

Its still very warm here....hope it's good where you are 

Plant food

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 20:29

Are these indoor plants?  

Phostrogen is excellent. The best I think.  Buf seaweed extract for tomato plants,amd as a tonic to edible and non edible plants.  Good to mix feeds though I think occasionally. 

Plants over fed usually attract more aphids too.  

Camellia

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 20:24

Hiya rosemummy

If mine they would not yet be in the ground.  I pot them up in ericaceous soil and grow them on for a year or so and then plant into the garden. Make sure your garden soil is not too alkaline.  Camelias wilI grow in neutral to acid soil....acid soil is not essential.

I would treat both plants to sequestered iron.  Normally I would prune the tops back to encourage lower shoots but yours do seem a little sluggish for that at the mo. 

When growth is vigorous I would nip the tops out.

Good luck 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 08:25

Dove, Totally Tangerine is excellent.  Geums generally are not a fav of mine but this will produce long stems of orange all summer long.  Looks comfortable amongst other things but I also grow it between 2 hellebores over summer 

Camellia and Honeysuckle

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 08:18

It looks a little cramped in there Matt.  A bit overwhelmed by other plants.  I would put into a container of ericaceous compost for a year or so.  It will grow much more quickly and then you can plant it out as a bigger specimen. 

Many plants are not looking pristine right now ......continuing good weather will make a difference......after the winter so I wouldn't do anything (apart from potting the camelia.) for a while yet.  

I grow a few Camelias.......maybe half a dozen.....and always they spend a season or two in pots.  I recently moved a 4' specimen from its container to a spot in the garden, for example, and for me it's the best way to bring on Camelias. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 08:07

Morning orchid .

Well, geums move easily without distress I find if watered well initialy

Hope you liked my trouser joke. Think it's one of my very best 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 08:00

Hello forkers

Warm but no sun.  Rain forecast for some areas but it has been dry here so expect good weather again today. 

Hmmmmmm!   a baaaaaad association.  Geum totally Tamgerine is flowering next to pink dicentra spectabile.  Awful!    I had an idea it was the white form because I moved a few plants.  Geum moved over winter and will have to move again, perhaps next to  geranium Orion or white astrantia but depends on space. 

Oops!  Got  pair of trousers on the line blocking my view of pieris flaming silver in its full glory.  How could I do that?  Must have been a "slack" moment. .....I'll get my coat!  

 

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