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Latest posts by Wintersong

Clematis Pruning and Groups - Your Help Please

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 15:00

If in doubt, leave it out.

You won't kill a Clematis by doing nothing,  it will just lose it's shape gradually, and some flowering potential 


Posted: 10/05/2015 at 14:53

First year my big Acer is covered in black fly 

I'll wait for the ladybirds to arrive 

Nothing else effected yet...


Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 18:01

Gorgeous gardens Jo, David and Frit 

Especially love David's repeats of iris, Jo's ceanthous and the gorgeous colour of Frit's flag


Posted: 08/05/2015 at 19:44

Nice combo Verdun, as usual 

What is this plant ?

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 19:41

Runny, maybe you should try turning the picture upside down before you post it? Your problem is quite singular 


Posted: 08/05/2015 at 19:36

Take care of the knee and no more deliveries for you Hosta 

Great to have some pay back eh Dove? Enjoy your weekend together Dove and Dovette 

Been raining here, light showers but all the slugs and snails have come out to play 

I squished a ton and a half Flipping things 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 17:41

How lovely that we have these stories and memories attached to our precious plants and the time we spend with them. Obviously,  daughter has huge potential and the best of teachers 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 16:48

Was supposed to crack on with landscaping the final area of the garden, instead I got on with attaching sturdy plastic mesh  (the expensive kind) to last bit of pergola and then under climbing rose where two clematis will grow either side. Then did round a post for third clematis, and used long lengths along the fence panels where I want it to grow.

Then I added some to other side where Clematis Montana is growing,  finally using the spare piece to cover another fence panel opposite for the fifth Clematis of the day. That one was a bit of a mare  since I had to squeeze between the fencing and a very mature ceanothus. Used a total of five rolls of mesh so far, one left for bottom part.

Tied in a sixth Clematis while I was there and finally rescued a fern being bashed by my pooch who patrols the footpath side of my garden with lightening speed. 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 16:30

Me, me, me for the Boxford type, when they are ready 


Posted: 08/05/2015 at 16:29

Well done Wonky, gardening efforts are looking amazing.  So proud of you 

Discussions started by Wintersong

How to beat Botrytis?

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Whats wrong with my hosta?

It's half the size of last year 
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Before and After

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June in Your Garden!

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Chelsea Chop

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What's it like in your garden?

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Last Post: 05/05/2012 at 23:16

Ooh ooh so excited!

New border 
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Talkback: Informal planting

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Why Miss Bateman?

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Phormium newbie

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