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Climbers for North Facing Walls
Julian Bosdari 6 Mar 2017

The thing about gardening is that people always talk about the necessity for 'well-drained soil', 'well rotted manure', 'a sunny spot' without really ever specifying how well, or how sunny and it can induce gloom in a gardener with a shady garden devoid of friable (another of those words), rich s...

Bareroot plants and Snowy and Freezing Weather
Julian Bosdari 31 Jan 2019

What To Do When it Snows or Freezes  You can't beat that first moment, can you, when you wake to a strangely muffled world, pull back the curtains and...aahhh! Deep snow. So pretty, so pristine and...arghh! What's the journey to work going to be like? Ho hum.  Still, before you set of...

Planting Clematis Outdoors (Video)
Julian Bosdari 9 Nov 2020

How to Plant Clematis in a Border (Video) This video applies to all Clematis varieties; here, we are planting a Clematis montana Grandiflora, which will flower heavily in late Spring.The best time to plant pot grown Clematis is any time of the year when the ground isn't frosty and...

Planting & Training Honeysuckle (Video)
Julian Bosdari 16 Nov 2020

How to Plant & Train a Climbing Honeysuckle  This video applies to all honeysuckle; here, we are planting a 3 litre Lonicera. TRANSCRIPTToday we’re going to plant Honeysuckle. So this is the kind of thing that you'll get when you order your climber from Ashridge ...

Planting Clematis - A Step-by-Step Guide
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

How to Plant Clematis These instructions apply to all the clematis in our range. Planting clematis in the average garden is pretty straightforward and they will grow practically anywhere as long as you remember five things - Preparation, depth, water, temperature and the first prune. Prepara...

How to grow Clematis in pots and containers
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

How to Grow Clematis in Pots and Containers  Growing clematis in containers is not only attractive; it is sometimes essential. Terraces, patios, balconies, roof gardens are all places where deep cultivation outside a pot is impossible. There are also parts of the country where because of po...

How to prune Clematis
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

How to Prune Clematis  Pruning clematis is not as hard as people like to make out. However, all the clematis we sell will need pruning to some extent. Excluding herbaceous clematis, there are three pruning groups. They are easily identified and in all cases, pruning is simple. So as to keep...

How to prune Group 2 Clematis
18 Jul 2016

How to Prune Group 2 Clematis  Pruning Group 2 Clematis is nearly as easy as pruning Group 1 plants (where you do not do anything most of the time...) Group 2 Clematis (sometimes known as Group B or Type B clematis) include all the early, large flowered hybrids. These will produce thei...

How to prune Group 1 Clematis
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

How to Prune Group 1 Clematis  Group 1 Clematis are the smallest group in our range of clematis for sale but they are also the easiest of the groups to prune. Group 1 (sometimes called Group A or Type A clematis) includes the Clematis species: alpina, armandii, cirrhosa, macropetala and mon...

How to prune Group 3 Clematis
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

How to Prune Group 3 Clematis  Pruning Group 3 Clematis can feel a bit brutal. The key is to be brave. Group 3 Clematis include the later flowering clematis, whether they be large-flowered hybrids such as Gipsy Queen or the smaller viticellas, orientalis, tangutica and texensis groups. The ...

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