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Dwarf Varities

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 19:53

To,support your climbers you need to put up some wires.  You then tie in your climbers to the wires as they grow.

Your garden centre will sell  hardy outdoor jasmine.  Since its your second year why not just plant one climber to start with?    Plant  your lavendars about 18" apart.    

Dwarf Varities

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 19:29

Jasmine ?  For,the scent.  It's semi evergreen and can be kept "tidy" with a spring prune.  I have a  a nice variegated one too.  Need a few galvamised wires there but a clematis or two.......Montana in  spring and large flowered for summer.   Not sure how mild you are there but clematis armandii could look good there too

Try to plant the lavendar to soften the sharp edges to create a curve of lavendar.  I did this for a friend couple years back and she now has a long ribbon of blue scented flowers in summer ending around once  square patio. 


Posted: 18/10/2014 at 19:13

Same advice and warm welcome flowers in the rain 

Dwarf Varities

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 19:10

How about an edging of lavendar there to,follow all the way to,the house?  If ground is well drained and if it's sunny

Hypercum hidcote for a contrasting yellow and a couple of climbers ?

Trachycarpus Fortunei in Container

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 19:04

Didn't palm it off to anyone else to do  then saltski 

Well done 


Posted: 18/10/2014 at 18:32

Ecky thump!  Dove has lost her thingy.  It's prob somewhere 

Balmy  day here too.  Quiet, cloudy, dry and very warm.  If the sun appeared it would have been hot 

Funny about my fiber optic broadband deal.  A friend of mine, slightly autistic with Aspergers, said I should "shop around to get a better deal".     "I've got it free" I reminded him.  "yes.but it always pays to,shop round" he insisted.  "I've got free connections and router.  Everything at no cost" I replied.  Could I get him to accept it? No.  I had to say "thanks" and I will shop around   A really nice guy ...intelligent too....though 


Posted: 18/10/2014 at 18:17

Yes it will move easily if only planted in the spring.  Just ensure good rootball


Posted: 18/10/2014 at 08:42

Morning folks

 Wet  windy overnight.  Not toooooo bad right now but mixture expected today but still very warm.

No time to do much in the  garden but much of it is still looking good anyway. Busy day in prospect   

Have good weekend everyone 

camellia looking poorly

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 23:46

No it needs a ssquestered iron feed.  Epsom salts can  help .....if the problem is magnesium .......amd this is a food tonic for Camelias and most plants.

I think though it's best to  leave it for now and feed in the spring.

Pennisetum grass dying

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 23:40

Difficult to tell the variety buit it's just dying back for the winter.  It will come back next spring 

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