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What do I do with my clematis over winter?

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 22:15

60 metres though as007

 

What do I do with my clematis over winter?

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 20:12

Minimum depth and  diameter as007

Pruning Pinks

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 20:09

No don't cut back....just the flowered stems ommthree.  

They make excellent bluish foliage in the garden esp over the winter 

In spring though after some good growth take some cuttings/pipings to.produce more plamts for the summer 

Why am I so special,to,the forum?

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 20:04

What a truly delightful bunch you all are    It's a privilege knowIng  you 

Members' Public Profiles

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 13:58

Is it your birthday Steve? Announce it on the  birthday thread and you will have immortality ?.....and a virtual donut 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 13:56

Yes beaus mum, I am indeed the lead guy on beechgrove.    

An almost all year garden and plant mixing

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 13:42

Dahlias can be very effective in containers if fed well and soil is in good heart.  However, dont leave a dahlia in a container  over winter.  It will simply rot .

Why not plant wallflowers, violas, etc between your bulbs.  When they are over the spaces from these removed plants can be used for dahlias.  I would though plant bulbs close together and leave a central large space for a single dahlia.  One large dahlia is preferable (for me) to a few smaller ones. The coloured foliage varieties are excellent for this as they provide colour before they flower.  The Bishop and progeny are suggestions 

What do I do with my clematis over winter?

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 13:30

Ooooooooo!  That's what I could have written    I would do  exactly as obelixx said. Deep plantIng, good feeding, pruning hard back and keep watered when growth re starts and, yes, watch out for slugs n snails that rasp not just flowers but tendrils too.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 13:25

Bacon button and a lager? ..........delicious in the sunshine 

Missed beechgrove ...again.    Will watch it on I player later.  Enjoy this programme.

Gw was good this week too 

My lack of sleep is catching up on me a little.  Washed car though, took Spike, started cutting up a year old conifer trunk to burn ...all without any donuts ! 

Why am I so special,to,the forum?

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 10:43

Been thinking .   What makes me so indispensable, so modestly opinionated  and simply so,good for the forum?

Well, I am a simple Cornishman......that's sooooooooo important. 

I like me very much 

And what I say including my wonderful jokes is so important to my public out there  

What makes each of you as important (is this possible?) as me ? 

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