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Good 'do-ers'

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 23:28

 I bought Heleniums AND aster frikartii Monch last year. Neither has survived and I have no idea why. I love both of these plants. If I find them again in a garden centre I'll have another go...

Very small creamy yellow rambler rose

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 23:24

Oh, that's beautiful! Sorry, nothing useful to add - just love this. Is it fragrant?

Chelsea Chop

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 22:38

I never thought of pinching back!  Oh dear. And I thought I was a gardener...;)

At the risk of appearing stupid, which plants benefit from pinching back? Can you do it with roses and clematis?

Chelsea Chop

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 20:59

Why not asters? Would we lose the flowers?

Chelsea Chop

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 20:45

I don't have argyramthemums, and my heleniums are newly planted a month ago and still not very big, so I might leave those. Some of my phlox are established so I can do those.

Thanks very much for the tip about the aconitums! I have plenty of prunings I can use to support them

What about asters - the autumn flowering perennial ones? Last year I had some pink ones which grew so tall they started collapsing. I have moved them to a better position but should I give them a chop too?

Chelsea Chop

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 17:15

Is it too late to Chelsea Chop now? And if not, can I do aconitums? I know I can do phlox and sedums but not sure of what else.

So upset

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 10:32

Lovely posts from all here and I can't add much except to say that death is as important for children to learn about as is birth. It's part of the inevitable cycle for all of us, and for our pets too, as well as plants and all living things.

That means grieving too and learning that we all grieve, that it is painful but that we cope with it somehow and that we can be happy again despite that. Eventually.

That won't ease the pain for you at the moment because it's still very acute, and it's testament to how much you loved your dog. Let your grandchildren share in that a little; let them learn about supporting each other and showing and receiving comfort and love.


Bless you.




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?

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