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Re: Re: Scottish Spring

from David Selkirk

Cheers Maz,
Yes that helps, it's just my climate is colder than most of the uk, so the advice was prune later ie April, but i'll keep my eye's open for new shoots then i'll prune them back, probs late March, the main worry is late frosts.
thanks again for the advice..
Davie-S

  • Posted: Sat. 2nd March 2013 16:17

Scottish Spring

from David Selkirk

Hi peeps,
Winter has been mild for central Scotland, and with that mildness has come confusion for me and my plants, my group three clematis are in bud and sprouting, the problem is the nursery from whom i bought them recommends i cut them back in April because of my climate, but by then they should have plenty of new growth, if i cut them back just now the frosts will curtail the new growth, i supose i cun cut them back just now and protect them with fleece, any help and advice would be graetfully appreciated..

Davie-S

  • Posted: Thu. 28th February 2013 21:06
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Re: Re: Re: Re: pinching out

from David Selkirk


Thanks Again Kathy

Let me see if i have got this right, i can cut them back just now to about 30cm as they are young and newly planted, then in February/March cut them back to the lowest pair of healthy buds? I'm happy to sacrifice this years blooms for a stronger healthier plant next season... Sounds so simple...

Davie-S

  • Posted: Wed. 13th June 2012 21:22

Re: Re: pinching out

from David Selkirk


Thanks Kathy, being a newbie i better do what the experts say.. then again i am a bit of a rebel, i've got three polish spirit i think i'll leave two to get on with it, and keep pinching one out, and see if there's any significant difference next season..

Thanks again..
Davie-S

  • Posted: Fri. 8th June 2012 21:18

pinching out

from David Selkirk

Hi Guys

Looking for a bit of information..

I have recently planted some G3 clematis, all two year old plants, they have took very well and are all producing plenty of new growth, although not expecting much if anything in the way of blooms i was wondering if it would be to my advantage to continue to pinch out new shoots during the growing season to increasing leaves and therefore increase photosynthesis and have a healthier plant and root system for new growth next spring...



Thanks in advance

Davie-S

  • Posted: Wed. 6th June 2012 21:33
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Re: Re: Liners

from David Selkirk

Thanks very much John, yes that helps alot, i supose it's logical, regarding cost thats for my other half to decide..

Davie-S

  • Posted: Tue. 27th March 2012 14:21

Liners

from David Selkirk

Hi Guys

Looking for advice (again).. We want to build some large planters or raised beds which ever way you look at it, i supose raised beds is a better discription as there will be no bottom, we want to build using decking tiles a meter square so we have two troughs 3m long 1/2m wide, that will be attached to either end of our decking area, anyways i digress (not like me) i would be greatfull if anyone has any ideas as to "A" do i need a liner? and "B" if so any suggestions as to what to use?..

Thanks
Davie-S

  • Posted: Mon. 26th March 2012 16:39
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Re: Re: Re: in or out

from David Selkirk


Sorry for bothering you just one more thing. As i am going to grow them on in larger pots for a year should i prune the young plants back at this time?

  • Posted: Fri. 9th March 2012 11:29

Re: Re: in or out

from David Selkirk

Thank you so very very much for the advice and your time you have been most helpfull...

Davie-S

  • Posted: Fri. 9th March 2012 08:44

Re: Re: in or out

from David Selkirk

Thanx for taking the time to reply.

They are in very small pots, my gut feeling is to pot them on and put them out begining of May till end of September then back indoors with them till following spring once they have matured a little, guess i'll just have to play it by ear, trial and error there's no better way of learning.Yes i hear you with with the advice about some needing hard pruning and being easier to move around and some needing light pruning and being trickier to move around, im new to gardening never mind clematis and im still trying to get my head round the different pruning groups and different needs of particular clematis. Is potting them up and putting pot with plant in the ground an option? my thinking behind this is keeping the roots cooler on sunny days and can dig the pot out at the onset of winter if i feel the plant is not mature enough..Here is a list of my clematis plants... c Margaret Hunt.. c (Viticella) Polish Spirit.. c (Viticella) Etoile Violette.. c Elsa Spath...c Wisley Cream.. c Montana Rubens.. c Warszawska Nike.. c Ernest Markham c Sunset.. c Justa.. c Violacea..

Once again thanks for the advice and taking the time to reply

Davie-S

  • Posted: Thu. 8th March 2012 16:38