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best evergreen climber

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 20:34

Clematis montana is perfect for this....ok, not evergreen.  

I chopped down a Leylandii leaving a stem of about 8' . I put a tripod of galvanised rods and galvanised wire around it and planted Montana Elizabeth.  That was about 6 years ago.  In spring it looks superb.....full of flower.  Through until late autumn it is covered in foliage 

nipping out young plants

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 19:10

Anne, I always pinch out wallflowers.  

How do I get to the next stage from cuttings to fully grown plant

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 19:07

Fender, out of interest,,which variety of st johns wort do you have?  Did you take it from a tallish shrub or from a low spreading ground coverer?

Magnesium sulfate/Epsom Salts

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 19:04

Mrpp, no not every week.  Little late for now but worth doing.  Early spring, late spring and late summer is fine.  

expensive???

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 19:01

Denise, cancel and enjoy doing the work yourself.  It's not hard to keep a lawn reasonably healthy 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 18:59

Yvietevie,, that's ok...wild swan instead of toilet rolls.  Fantastic plants you will not regret buying. I use newspaper now. Saving money but it's the ink stains on my bottom   Not good for my ego 

Busy day.  A few meetings today including another about my mum.  She was on good form today when I saw her.   A nursing home has been agreed and mum will prob move in tomorrow.  

Been lovely and very warm again.  

How do I get to the next stage from cuttings to fully grown plant

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 13:20

Hiya fender

If  3 or 4 weeks back, I would have  have said pinch out growing tips.  However, I would now leave them as they are.

In spring, when new shoots are seen, I would pot on and pinch back.  I would pinch back a few times after that too to secure a bushy dense plant.

......the good guys

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 08:48

Chicky, for the very best start, your plants  need to spend some time in Cornwall.  I will be happy to assist 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 08:45

Such a lot of worries ......best wishes for,everyone involved.  I guess we take each day as it comes and maybe not worry too much about the next day.  Not easy though is it?

Hopefully this thread will give continue to give support, advice and general encouragement.  Almost feel I know so many here now so I am concerned 

sickly sedum

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 08:35

I thought same thing fairy......Alf,,have you been watering during the summer?

Welcome to the forum Alf 

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