Latest posts by Wintersong

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 

Clematis prob

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 21:01

I have one the same that's perfectly happy, let's be honest, it's flowering so it isn't dead, thus we can conclude it's happy 

I would go with Pansyface, they are mass produced and mass watered with no regards for their delicate nature, then shoved on the back of a lorry for how long? Who knows 

As already offered, it should recover even if it suddenly gets suicidal this year, clematis are pretty resilient but be patient,  sometimes can take a year 

The Great Chelsea Garden Design Challenge

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 20:53

Bit like the wildlife programme I watched last night, poor old folks all desperate to be the next Chris Packham 

It was quite sad really, convincing yourself you are special because ordinary isn't good enough 

clematis wilt?

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 20:48

Sometimes the wind can grab a Montana. Their leading stems are as long as arms and get tangled together and miss the support provided 


Posted: 14/05/2015 at 20:43

Been squishing snails this evening 

Cricket match tonight was down to the last ball, thrilling! 

Now I'll find the Chelsea thing on catch -up

The Great Chelsea Garden Design Challenge

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 20:36

Imo,  this was only ever a two horse race, both horses possibly maybe gay imo,  if it matters which it doesn't...imo  darling  

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 18:53

Thanks David 

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