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three years.More greenhouse adviceFitting an automatic vent opener to a greenhouseDampen down your greenhouseCleaning glazing blog by Pippa GreenwoodView a variety of conservatory climbers Browse plants by sun exposure suitability
Dampen down your greenhouseMake a mini greenhouseView a variety of conservatory climbers Browse plants by sun exposure suitability
of buying one ready made.For quick results, train a climber such as ivy around a topiary frame. You can even make your own frame from wire netting.Four or five large ivy plantsLarge ornamental potWire topiary frameLoam-based soilall year roundabout an hour
, such as tunnels and arches.More creative project ideasA hazel trellis for climbers.Make a spiral support.Create a lead wall planter.Using plant supports.
Leaves and sometimes stems are marked by dark blotches caused by a fungus. The spores overwinter on fallen leaves, stem lesions and bud scales, and reinfect the plant the next spring when there's a flush of new foliage. If these leaves are then infected, they too eventually turn ...
in the thicket of climber on the fence. The first ladybird of the year, a seven-spot, sunned itself on the ivy. And one of my favourite spiders is back.Pisaura mirabilis is a beautifully sleek and elegant creature, dusky grey with a beige streak down its back. It
readily available climbers - evergreen Persian ivy Hedera colchica 'Sulphur Heart' and deciduous Vitis coignetiae, the crimson glory vine.What fantastic partners. Ivy is a valuable screening plant, clinging to almost any surface, and relishing challenging
When I first planted a golden hop against my arch, some 15 years ago, it was a well-behaved youngster. It appeared to understand the rules, as set out in the Code of Conduct for Garden Climbers. Once my golden hop reached its teenage years, however
beds weekly Around the gardenTie in shoots of clematis and climbers to supportsPlant out chrysanthemums for autumn flowersPrune overgrown Clematis montana after floweringFlowersHang pheromone traps in fruit trees to control pestsThin out congested fruit
bird baths and feedersAround the gardenClear faded growth of golden hops and annual climbersPlant bare-root roses in well-prepared soilTransplant shrubs and conifersFlowersCheck fruits in store for signs of rot or deteriorationPlant new fruit bushes