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Tidying Borders and what to cut back

Posted: 16/02/2017 at 17:03

Yep, your coreopsis is totally hardy.......I assume you mean the perennials.  

Yes again.  You can transplant forget me not seedlings now.  I would lift them as patches/clumps though without disturbing roots too much.  

Lollipop?  Leave now. Should respond like Bonariensis and grow away in spring.

Bonariensis usually self seeds and seedlings will pop up.  You can dig these up, pot up or plant out.  I would wait until you see new growth and cut back then if you want the new shoots. 

Forum names

Posted: 16/02/2017 at 16:53

Forum names

Posted: 16/02/2017 at 16:32

Doesn't sound very pleasant crpswheelies. it's great you make light of it ....respect to you

must admit I know nothing of CRPS but I will look it up...and learn.   

you can still garden?  or at least enjoy it?  

Growing sweetcorn in container ???

Posted: 16/02/2017 at 15:40

Sorry seyfades, for aubergines I get a C minus .  Bound to be someone here who can help you though

I wouldn't overfeed sweetcorn ....sturdy regular growth is better than tall and lush 

Clematis Montana

Posted: 16/02/2017 at 15:35

She's with William now aym.   Moved into a bigger place 

Plant orders for 2017

Posted: 16/02/2017 at 15:34

Envy you Andy.  Ashwoods on your doorstep! 

Got a double black arriving from them tomorrow. 

Aym, the singles are great esp with the newer upturned flowers but the doubles are so good.  Treat know you deserve it   

hellebores in the garden centres are at least £13 each and many are nothing special .  You can choose and order exactly what you want from Ashwoods 

but,,,,,seedlings may surprise you.  I ihad a lovely pink seedling just as lovely as the named varieties but cost me nowt 

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 16/02/2017 at 15:23

Drat these blue skies and sunny weather ..............

peaches starting to flower so sprayed with (now not available) Bordeaux Mixture.  Another spray when leaves unfurl.  The calendar says still winter but my senses say spring is here. 

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 16/02/2017 at 12:36

Ha ha Frank 

Zenjeff, not total sun now but plenty of it .....temps about 13 or 14.  Barbados?  I wish! 

Clematis Montana

Posted: 16/02/2017 at 12:30

Its not a montana Wakeshine, but it is available from Taylors Clematis...others too 

Clematis Montana

Posted: 16/02/2017 at 11:06

Ok, go ahead and boast Aym    Ha ha 

Yes I have grown Armandii before but not here.   It can be a bully of a plant hence the reason I have delayed getting one here.    I have allowed a 10' wide section of wall x 8' high and established galvanised wires to train it as much as possible.   Yes, it will collapse anything not robust enough.  Agree with you about the scent.   I have cleared a few wall spaces over the winter for  Armandii, Trachelospermum, a few varieties of clematis and honeysuckles.  

I really am quite excited about the coming summer.....have planted much of the above with scent in mind.  I often  consider a blind person visiting here.....plenty of scent will help him/her "see" as much as we do hopefully 

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