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Clematis Viticella

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 21:04

Actually I do have flammula - just bought it and planted it in my woodland garden (in a sunny position though!) Looking forward to it flowering!

I love scented clematis.


Fairygirl - will check out Niobe. Is it vigorous?

Clematis Viticella

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 18:01

I want to grow more clematis in the garden. I'd like viticellas as they are fast growers, are easy to prune and flower well. I have Etoile Violette but I'd love some reds and  very light blues. I want to grow them on wires to cover an ugky fence. Are there any you can recommend, or warn me against?

I've also recently bought 'Prince Charles' and a couple of other similar for my blue and yellow border, but as they haven't flowered yet I don't know how they will perform.


Secondly.....any rampant clematis for growing into trees in partial shade?

Any advice or suggestions welcome  Thanks in advance!



Scented Deciduous Azaleas

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 05:44

 I love deciduous azaleas. There is a lovely range of warm colours and some are scented. I like the autumn leaf colour too.


I have the 'Luteum' (yellow) but I'd love one of the pastel coloured ones in a creamy apricot or peachy shade. It has to be scented though!

Can anyone recommend a named variety, please, and a decent mail order supplier?

Oh dear oh dear,,oh dear......

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 05:39

Let's return to gardening.

I think the Windsors would make great manure.

Nerines and Lilies

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 05:31

Thank you both! I will plant them asap. Slightly concerned that Yviestevie planted theirs in October - will mine have a chance to flower?

Will give them a try though - and thanks for reassurance about the lilies!

Nerines and Lilies

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 01:54

I have some nerine bowdenii bulbs. When's the best time to plant them and how? I know that in borders they need to be baked and I don't have an appropriate sunny place for them so I'm hoping to grow them in pots. How should I plant them and when?

Lilies - when's the best time to plant them, whether in pots or open ground? I planted tiger lilies over a month ago and no signs of growth yet I've also planted oriental lilies in pots and one pot is starting to sprout but there's nothing at all yet from the other. Should I dig up the no-shows and assume they're not going to grow? In garden centres some are already flowering! I'm confused!

Any advice or info welcome - thank you.


Oh dear oh dear,,oh dear......

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 01:44

No congrats at all from me. 'Woman Has Second Baby'....? Come on!

Then they scoot back to one of the most expensive council houses ever - with no bedroom tax. No, I wouldn't want their lifestyle, not ever, would you? I mean - private healthcare, private education, designer clothes, servants, chauffeurs, PAs, nosepickers and bumwipers - you name they suffer

However....ranting about them gives me extra energy to dig out the bracken from my garden, so maybe the Windsors have some use after all.

Chelsea Chop

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 20:20

Thanks for that! I have been gardening for years but not altogether successfully. I still have much to learn, so I think I will probably treat myself 

Chelsea Chop

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 19:29

Thanks, *Topbird*. I've looked on Amazon and it seems to be USA based. Does that detract at all from its usefulness, do you think?

Chelsea Chop

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 09:01

Thank you so much, Verdun, Obelix and Gardenmaiden! Really helpful

Discussions started by wisehedgecrone

Planting Lilies - when?

When's the latest that lily bulbs can be planted? 
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Last Post: 25/05/2015 at 14:02

Clematis Viticella

Vigorous, floriferous reds or light blues please :) 
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Last Post: 08/05/2015 at 12:31

Scented Deciduous Azaleas

Which? And where from? 
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Last Post: 04/05/2015 at 17:18

Nerines and Lilies

Planting advice in pots and borders, please :) 
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Last Post: 04/05/2015 at 06:39

Magnolia Stellata (pink)

Advice needed - which one, which supplier? Are they scented? 
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Last Post: 30/03/2015 at 22:30

Lily planting advice

Turk's Cap and Tiger Lilies - when and how to plant? 
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Last Post: 11/03/2015 at 08:38

Chionodoxas and aconites - advice?

Chionodoxas and aconites not coming up! 
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Last Post: 11/03/2015 at 20:13

Novice in growing hellebores - advice, please :)

Need advice in how to treat hellebores and where to buy them 
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Last Post: 13/02/2015 at 18:43

Which Daphne?

Advice for planting Daphne in semi-woodland 
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Last Post: 11/01/2014 at 12:07

Chimney Pot planting

How do you plant up a chimney pot? 
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Last Post: 02/11/2014 at 17:22


How do I get rid of bracken from established borders? 
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Last Post: 09/06/2014 at 13:13

Even more confused about fruit tree choice now...

Advice needed about damson, bullace or gage for woodland glade area 
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Last Post: 14/08/2012 at 16:53

Choosing a damson tree

Need advice choosing best damson variety 
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Last Post: 13/08/2012 at 10:36

Soil problem? (Newly created woodland area)

Algae appearing on the soil 
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Last Post: 11/08/2012 at 13:36

No apples and few crab apples.... :(

Sunset apple - no fruit at all. John Downie Crab: very poor. Why? 
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Last Post: 01/04/2015 at 20:25
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