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Plant of the Week: Clematis

Plant of the Week: Clematis

There's a clematis in flower for every month of the year, so they say: and you'll find some of the prettiest on sale in full bloom right now in our garden centre. Best of all, these are the clematis which need minimal pruning: just leave well alone unless they outgrow their space, when you can trim them back after flowering.

The montana group are frothing into a flurry of blossom right now: 'Tetrarose' is rose pink while 'Grandiflora' is purest white. Both are sweetly perfumed. And flowering through May, macropetala varieties have large, elegantly nodding flowers. 'Rosy O'Grady' is dusky pink, while 'Wesselton' is a delicate lavender. 

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Laying a path

A handsome path is a striking finishing touch to your garden. It plays an active role in your design, leading a visitor through from one feature to the next and inviting you to explore. It's also practical, giving you access to borders for weeding and planting. Match the materials you use with…

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Feeding citrus

Oranges and lemons are very hungry plants and really require year-round feeding. Some time during winter they should ideally have a winter feed (of equal parts nitrogen, phosphates and potash ; available in proprietary feeds). This helps growth and fruit ripening. From now on it needs a summer feed (high in nitrogen to boost growth and prevent fruit drop).