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This really is an add on to my last Blog.
First pic these are the bottom of the steps from the kitcen

Below the clematis is in a container as there is no soil this far up.

This is by far the deepest colour Rhodi in the garden ,not that vigorous with me,

Below is Sappho this quite heavily pruned ,not that you would know.
A close look at the steps you will just see Jamie that will give some indication of height ,about 10 feet.


All the Reds did not edit this bit well, never mind it’s only for Goy members not a book Karen.

This one is lord Robert ,forgot to print it on the Pic

First of my Thalictrums being male I had to buy it, Have to watch I don’t have a heart attack walking past it.lol

Lastly just to show jaws is still thriving eats nearly as much as Jamie and probably weighs nearly as much.


Next blog I shall return to little treasures
enjoy

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Your fish are lovely!

2 Jun, 2015

 

Great Brian, such beautiful Rhodi's, beautiful. I commented on Amy's blog, asking if Clematis can be grown successfully in pot, looking at yours, the answer is yes. I would like to get some going in pots near the house, with an obelisk, like yours :-)

2 Jun, 2015

 

That fish is scary! You really ought to put an 18 certificate on this what with the Black Stockings and the monster fish. And you'll need to sort the editing out for the book!

Nice rhodies...I love Sappho! And how on earth do you get such a beautifully floriferous clem to perform like that in a pot?

2 Jun, 2015

 

Lord Robert is also beautiful!

2 Jun, 2015

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Dawn
I think Position and feeding are important the one in the picture is in about a 12in container that is shaded by the low retaining wall so keeping the roots comparatively cool while the leaves have plenty of sun I sprinkle a mix of fertilizer and compost on the surface at least once a year this gets washed in with the rain and watering.
Have written this because in my experience if Clematis are positioned where the roots become hot they do not thrive.

3 Jun, 2015

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Karen
The fish is really tame will take food from my fingers, I managed to measure it about 3 years ago at 22inches long has to be at least 2ft now.

Dan
they survive against the odds the pool was never intended for such large fish and is only 22 inches at the deepest part,when I feed him he sometimes grounds himself and has to reverse into deeper water.

3 Jun, 2015

 

Excellent advice, thanks Brian. One last question, what compost do you use - John innes No.3 or just multi compost, thank you

3 Jun, 2015

 

They were that size in the gardens in Puerta de la Cruz. Amazing!

3 Jun, 2015

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Dawn
My thoughts on compost are personal and not everyone would agree ,but as you ask it would be a mix so that there is nourishment for several years,if you have it some broken up pieces of polystyrene in the bottom of your container before adding the compost helps stop the roots compacting at the bottom and messing up the drainage.
As we need to retain moisture but not waterlog 40% of a sandy JI, 40% multi purpose( peat Base) to that I would add 10 % coarse grit and if you feel flushed 10% pearlite and some slow release fertilizer.
I stated peat base as there is a lot of so called multi purpose that is full of shredded paper and likes which I rate useless .
Best of luck. B

3 Jun, 2015

 

Fantastic collection of Rhodies, such beautiful vibrant colours; Jaws looks quite scary but obviously enjoying your pond!

3 Jun, 2015

 

Such a pretty clematis in the early photos. Good to see that it is doing so well in a container.

3 Jun, 2015

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Pansy jaws is a big softie likes to swim around me on the occasions I have to go into the pond to prune the shrubs around it

3 Jun, 2015

 

thank you Brian, I will give it a go. Im not too flushed at the mo so the perlite may have to take a back seat. I will update you with my progress. Thanks again.

3 Jun, 2015

 

Love your Rhodies Bjs ....and the fish.
I think the purple rhodie is" Purple splendor" I have it too and it is blooming right now. Is it? The clematis looks splendid despite it is in the pot. I bought "Sappho" this year . It is as tall as Jaime in the picture :-) Or smaller. Still in the pot. I liked the dark leaves on it.
Thanks for the tour.

3 Jun, 2015

 

Another Brilliant Blog, WOW :-)))

4 Jun, 2015

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Bjs
 

Junna thank you

4 Jun, 2015

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Klahanie
Checked the label you are correct, Purple Splendour.
Sappho is fast growing in my garden also the only one that layers itself down without any help, it makes long curving stems that end up resting on the ground, pity there is so much water between us I could have supplied one a good deal taller than Jamie.
B

4 Jun, 2015

 

Beautiful Brian such jewel like colours.

7 Jun, 2015

 

Wish i could see them in in situ like i used to do , in the meantime will have to make do with the photos !!
They are super !!
Love val x

9 Jun, 2015

 

Hope my new young clems do as well as your gorgeous one. Lord Robert is beautiful & can just see Jamie underneath Sappo.
Lovely collection.

19 Jun, 2015

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