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Question from a smith

clematis montana has been neglected and is now a tangled mess of woody stems, some curling along the floor. Should I trim it back to the ground after flowering this year?

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  • Posted: Thu. 26th May 2016 09:28
  • Last reply: Thu. 26th May 2016 16:18


Question from Martin Avery

Hi, is it too late to plant tomato plants?

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  • Posted: Tue. 11th August 2015 11:46
  • Last reply: Sat. 5th May 2018 20:53

Wood chip mulch

Question from stephen howe

I have a quantity of wood chippings derived from a recent chainsawing marathon. Would these be suitable as a mulch for raspberry canes? the wood is mostly hardwood.

Thanks Steve

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  • Posted: Mon. 16th March 2015 13:52
  • Last reply: Fri. 15th April 2016 22:45

Christmas potatoes

Question from Samantha Sutherland

I read somewhere that you can get potatoes ready to plant (no chatting) that will be ready for christmas. I cannot remember where i read it, what type of potato or the best supplier. All i can remember is that they have been cold stored so will be ready for christmas. Any suggestions on what I might have read!!!

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  • Posted: Tue. 29th July 2014 19:59
  • Last reply: Tue. 29th July 2014 22:35

plant selection

Question from Russell green

Wat veg plants can I plant in June

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  • Posted: Wed. 11th June 2014 17:16
  • Last reply: Thu. 12th June 2014 16:08

Grow it yourself event

Comment from Sue Jeffries

Have you heard about the UK Gathering of 'Grow it Yourself' a community gardening network originally set up in Ireland? It's on Sat 20th July at Birmingham University all day - lots of interesting subjects and speakers see
for details. I'm going!

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  • Posted: Sat. 29th June 2013 18:55

Acer Feeds

Question from Bob Ryder

Is there a feed for Acers that I should use, as my 3 Acers are 2-3 years old and only 1 foot to 1.5 feet tall (planted in the garden, not in a tub)?
Thank you,
Bob Ryder

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  • Posted: Thu. 2nd May 2013 10:20
  • Last reply: Fri. 3rd May 2013 17:27

broad beans

Comment from David Pitman

I have just put raised beds measuring 1.2 m by 2.4 m on to my allotment. Can someone advise me how close to plant my broad beans so that they stay healthy and productive?

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  • Posted: Tue. 2nd April 2013 17:51
  • Last reply: Wed. 3rd April 2013 17:47

Blue water pipe cloche

Question from John Barnett

A friend of mine want's to make a large cloche out of blue water pipe. Can anyone tell me how to work out the length of the pipe for each hoop so we don't waste any please.

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  • Posted: Sat. 2nd March 2013 11:54
  • Last reply: Fri. 15th April 2016 22:54

Adlumioa fungosa is it a biannual -

Question from Angie Lapham

I read on other sites that this plant which i have seed and just sown is a biannual plant , but on shoot it said that after 2 / 5 years it will reach about 1 mt , so i am now confussed because if it goes to 5 yrs then it is not a biannual , can anyone clarify this please , thank you . Angie

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  • Posted: Fri. 25th January 2013 09:25
  • Last reply: Tue. 29th January 2013 22:21