Kent, United Kingdom
I am new to all this gardening stuff and as I just bought my own house with a nice size garden I am keen to garden and fill the front and rear with lots of lovely plants. There is just one problem...EVERYTHING I plant dies! I have erected a trellis as I bought an evergreen honeysuckle three weeks ago. That lasted no more than three days before it started to die. my mission is to cover an unsightly soil stack at the front of my house. The front garden is West facing.I have block paving where I need the plant to be. So what I did with the honeysuckle was to plant it in a liner inside an old chimney pot (I did put drainage holes in the liner). I used the chimney pot as this is the widest thing I can have, as the space I am filling is limited by a wall and the front door. I did mix some growmore in the compost at the time of planting.l have just bought a passion flower as this is my favourite flower but I am now hesitant to plant it in place of the honeysuckle incase I kill that too! Can anyone please tell me how to get green fingers! Will my passion flower be ok in the chimney pot in this position or should I plant something else? Any ideas to cover my stack? Am seriously thinking about buying an artificial plant aklthough I dont want to do this but am tired now of killing anything I touch! Please, please can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong and what best to do?! Most appreciate any advice!!
- 11 Jun, 2011