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Posted: 10/06/2013 at 12:53

Oh how did that compost store turn out Matty2? I'm looking to build one like that myself with three compartments so that I can turn two using the third as spare.

Also checking out wood prices to start building some trellis fencing to screen off the car-park area at the bottom of my garden as well as adding more structure to the garden and considering changing the way the path leads. at the moment it goes right up the middle of the garden but I want to be awkward and take it round the sides so as to increase the feeling of rooms in the garden.

I'll see how much expense that will work out at

Work later, have a nice day everyone

Help my clem is dying!

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 09:06

Does the big tub have good drainage? Clematis love soft rich soil, but don't like to be waterlogged.

Cover the surface of the pot with gravel or something else to shade the root-ball.

It could also be the shock of planting, as gentle as you might have been, sometimes a plant just doesn't like to be handled.

At the worst, it could be Clematis wilt. Certain varieties are more prone to this disease (big flowering type 2) which can occur on even the healthiest looking plants.

All the top foliage will just wilt and die, but so long as the Clematis has buds beneath the ground, (which is why Clematis are planted deeper than their previous pot) it will re-shoot at first opportunity. This could be the following spring, so don't chuck it out, just leave it to recover.

Summer has arrived

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 08:55

me too. Love that one

Overgrown land

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 21:18

Don't rotovate. It only chops up perennial weeds and roots and multiplies them by the thousands.


Bees or wasps?

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 21:15

Solitary bees can and will share nest sites. The term solitary refers to the individual bees providing for their own off spring, unlike a nest where only the queen bee lays eggs. 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 19:09

Glad it all went well for BL. Wish I could have been there as well

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 19:01

BL, your house and garden is truly wonderful looking. I envy you much, even the hard work as that's my kind of fun

Berghill, thank you for sharing your beautiful plot with its inspiring vistas and plant choices. I never tire of being nosey around your garden.

Matty2, the Rosa Glauca and the Iris are divine and I want both in my garden

Leadfarmer, I love your borders and climbers even if some of them are your neighbours

I can only hope to emulate these aspects in my own garden and love this forum for the knowledge, ideas and fun that is created by one and all.


Posted: 09/06/2013 at 16:29

A deep mulch and general tidying of leaves as soon as they show signs is also recommended as a preventative measure once your garden is subjected to this disease.

Talkback: How to grow strawberries

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 16:26

Any fruiting plant requires a steady supply of water after pollination. This rule applies to veg  as well if you want better, healthier and longer lived crops.

Bees or wasps?

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 16:10

A wasp is not easily mistaken to be honest. They are much more aggressive than bees in general. They also have brighter markings, with hairless abdomens and a very thin waist area, whereas bees of all types are rounder in form.

These are bees, hard at work in our gardens hurray.

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