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17/07/2013 at 20:58

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/27738.jpg?width=199&height=350&mode=max

 

17/07/2013 at 21:01

rediculous.. only way i ahve found to load is look at blank pic then wen i load it appears..anyway husband bought these at car boot..any one know what they are & how to propigate etc

17/07/2013 at 21:12

It looks like Centaurea montana.Perennial Cornflower or Knapweed are the common names jean. You can divide it up after it's flowered and replant. 

17/07/2013 at 22:17

ah so does it over winter ok..live in the south east...just had a look & yes u r right...thanks for that.. hot enough for you..

18/07/2013 at 16:00

Knapweed does suffer from mildew- make sure you water it a lot when it's still young. The bees seem fond of mine! Absolutely hot enough for me- you?

18/07/2013 at 16:04

If mine gets mildew ( which it does most years) I just cut it back to ground level.

18/07/2013 at 19:55

Scabious too gets mildew in summer sometimes.  As figrat says I cut it back and it will,soon regrow,and reflower.  A sort of,Chelsea,chop

18/07/2013 at 20:08

Mildew caused by hot dry weather isn't a problem we're familiar with in Scotland....

May be a problem for some this year though- I'm getting a touch of it myself I think.. 

Seriously - it's common up here because it's hardy and reliable and we do get lots of rain normally so it always looks good.

18/07/2013 at 23:00

Catnip... far too hot for me..i only come out at night lol...

in south east I am lucky as got no mildew.. am collecting seed now to sow in early spring...

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