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05/08/2014 at 11:33

Oh thanks Victoria Sponge...I like that. Let me know when and how. Let you know now..I'm  not around all of November.

05/08/2014 at 12:14

I'll do it next month, Fluffy Cloud, terracotta has all but gone over anyway although WF is still flowering. 

They're all tangled up with some sedums at the moment that's all and I don't want to wreck them for the bees & co.

I've put it on the calendar and I'll PM you for your address when they're ready to go.

05/08/2014 at 13:06

Excellent and thanks.

05/08/2014 at 14:29

Victoria,,if you had deadheaded terracotta early I think more flower buds would be appearing 

05/08/2014 at 15:00

I'd go for deadheading them. I try this with most things I grow, think I like to get maximum flowers from the plant each year

05/08/2014 at 19:46

Victoria Sponge..a thought...how secure is this site. How do I give you my contacts in private???

05/08/2014 at 19:49

Private message Fluffy, hover your cursor over Victoria's avatar and click on message. That's just between you and Victoria

05/08/2014 at 21:04
Verdun wrote (see)

Victoria,,if you had deadheaded terracotta early I think more flower buds would be appearing 

Yes you are probably correct; I read through the thread with interest. I will do next year I think but I've given up on that part of the garden until I can start moving things around later on. Now I've had the last of the workmen trampling about I'm anxious to start shifting things 

And yes, Fluffy Cloud, what Nut said, I'll send you a PM, you'll get an email and you will see it in your messages under settings when you reply no-one else will see your address but me and I'll send you mine as a good faith measure

06/08/2014 at 20:14

Victoria Sponge, OK Victoria, I understand. Look forward to receiving your PM.

06/08/2014 at 20:31

I've fallen for achillea since getting Terracotta.  The colour emerges strong and then they all fade at different rates creating a gorgeous mix.  Yes, a bit leggy now, but was certainly worth it.  Do I cut it back to the ground in the autumn or the spring?  It's my first time growing herbaceous perennials.

06/08/2014 at 20:34

I've got Terracotta too - it's fading now but you'll see it on Sunday morning, it's in front of the trellis by the front door 

06/08/2014 at 20:58

Yeys!

06/08/2014 at 21:03

Supernoodle

Cut flowerheads now to shoots. Cut either autumn or spring. However, I would also cut back in May 

06/08/2014 at 21:07

But I like the flowerheads now  Can I wait? Can I?

keeping telling myself I'll make a gardening notebook of what to do each month.  Under May need to put crop achillea.  Must do. Must do.

06/08/2014 at 21:16

Oh, alrighty then Supernoodle.   

Bet you were the child constantly asking "are we there  yet"?   Ha ha

06/08/2014 at 21:19

Yep, that was me.  

06/08/2014 at 21:24

That's what I'll be saying on Sunday 

06/08/2014 at 21:25

Behave in the car please, or there'll be no jelly babies.

06/08/2014 at 21:29

   

06/08/2014 at 21:59
Like Dove. There is so much conflicting opinions over this plant. Over the years it has become very popular. Generally the plant will flower per stem. As puncdoc says, the fading flowerheads offer a special image. So to deadhead or not. If you deadhead. You may as well cut the stem down to almost ground level. That way, provide the season is still good, replacement shoots will rise up and fresh flowers. I agree with Lyn. I used to keep and breed british finches etc. I never saw them eating collected seed from this plant. In the open once again NO. For seed heads that seem to be nibbled, I would suggest mice. So Dove. It's back to you. To deadhead or not. Best wishes.
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