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Latest posts by Wintersong

Eating paper?

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 08:45


Which Clematis?

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 08:44

Just re-read your post, consider the size of your trellis, Montana need strong support 

If your trellis is the light kind don't use Montana or the trellis will suffer 

Which Clematis?

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 08:41

Longest flowering varieties are Viticella but they require pruning back to ground if you want the best flowers which means first half of the year is about re-covering the thing you are trying to disguise. 

I'd opt for a Montana. They flower in abundance around this time of year, with gorgeous foliage to follow. They are vigorous and can be left to get on with it 

No pruning required so they form a thicket which leafs up abundantly in spring, hey presto,  no ugly tank for nine/ten  months of the year 


Posted: 15/05/2015 at 08:19

Aquilegias (granny's bonnets ), Dianthus (pinks), Sempervirens (houseleeks) Alpine Phlox  (cushion phlox) off the top of my head  


Posted: 15/05/2015 at 08:09

Get well soon BL 

Good luck fairylettes and chicklettes who need it 

Lovely gorgeous cute things in that pic Frit 

Rained a lot here yesterday but garden always needs it, especially after all the soil disturbance from my planting. I do like a period of rain to settle everything in. Running out of room now though, having to start getting imaginative with underplanting. That's probably next year's obsession though, OH doesn't care how much I spend but I really need to see the spread of things and their association with each other, pretentious moi?

S**T!!! Just spilt my morning coffee on the bed, it's white broderie anglaise  don't tell OH 


Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 22:40

Just press the same tree icon after loading your previous photo, it will save them all, just not always in order 

What do you underplant your Aliums with

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 22:32

Sounds amazing ClaireA, just be sure to look after those littlies as many many molluscs will come from miles around to dine on the succulent vegetation  u til it's big enough to shirk off attacks 

The Great Chelsea Garden Design Challenge

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 22:28

I'm happy with the winner 

Chewed alliums

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 22:26

Check your dog is feeling okay, alliums are toxic to dogs 


Posted: 14/05/2015 at 21:16

You can do whatever you want in gardening, but there are optimum times and conditions that must be met 

Is it worth the risk? Or can it wait until a better time which would be autumn? 

You would have to sacrifice all flowers this year/next year depending on variety and put it in intensive care, it would also depend on its size and how difficult it's extraction would be.

There's NO guarantee of success, saying that I've done worse and got away with best guess without knowing it's size and location is wait until autumn when it will be in the mood more 

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