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This buddleja was a self set one, 3 foot from a nanho blue. I've got some cuttings from a dartmoor and a globosa, but I might just put something else there. There are already 4 in the front garden.
That Chicky certainly gets about! Glad you enjoyed yourself.
SLG, I found so many empty cardbord boxes in my loft, all down to me! I had the habit of telling son to pop them up there as they might come in handy. What for, I don't know. Only one left to go, plus all the rest of the clothes, toys, etc. Determined it will be done this year. By the way, no goodie bag. Was really looking forward to the pen and perhaps a bracelet or two! Once bought harmonicas for all the boys at son's party. I was everso popular with the mums.
Well, got the grass cut for the last time this year, chopped lots of bushes at back of garden and managed to shift a large lump of tree trunk unto a hole which the cat gets into behind my climbing by hydrangea. Was very warm but temperature has now really dropped. Not that good for tomorrow either.
I just took some cuttings a couple of weeks back lily. Cut off a piece just below a leaf joint at the bottom and above one at the top, and take the lower leaves off to leave you a piece about 6/8" long. If the top leaves are quite big, cut them back by half. Stick it in a pot of gritty compost and put it in a cold frame or greenhouse. It's probably getting a little bit late now but they take so readily that you might as well try. Don't let it dry out completely - just keep an eye on it. If you get some new growth in a couple of weeks or so it should be fine. Mine look as if they're all taking as there's a bit of 'new' green on them. I took some from the new Black Knights I bought in September too and they all seem to have taken.
Only have the one buddleia in the garden but it's not the best I've seen. Unusually, for me, I bought it at Lidl couple years back as an unnamed variety. Not sure if I've seen a white variety but I will look it up. Torn between harlequin, a white or black knight. Only want to grow one variety....like it but not my favourite plant. (for bees, butterflies and amazing foliage scent, ranging from lemon to liquorice grow agastaches. They're not called the humming bird plants for nothing)
(sorry but I do like these smilies. Wish there were more to tickle my childlike cravings. Must have been a legacy from my comic days )
Good evening folks
Verdun, have you seen B. Salmon Spheres? I think it's gorgeous
I've only seen it in photos,, but I think it's gorgeous and I'm trying to find a space for it
MrsG, are they only reading glasses you need or do you have a more awkward prescription. I recently paid £150 for a pair of reading glasses, which I hated. Felt I was pushed into getting them. So sent off to one of these places on line. Love them and they were really cheap. Still got the first pair I bought 5 years ago but I needed a new prescription. Just a thought.
There's only one box I'm going to need!
I have heard of it.....is it a hybrid though? I dismissed it for some reason but I will look it up again. Nice colour but not sure if it's davidii. Dove, you must resist temptation. Theyre only plants.
Funny thing about buddlejas- given a choice, the butterflies seem to like the wild pale purple type best. The first sedum I bought was rosy glow, but they like spectabile better, and the new white variegated one I bought this year, they don't like at all.
More about it here (scroll down a bit) http://www.buddlejagarden.co.uk/calendar.html - it ought to be hardy where you are Verdun, but I don't know about up here
Think you are absolutely,spot on fidget. The variety I have, although not the best colour, does attract masses of butterflies etc. the variegated sedum.....can't remember it's name for the mo.....seems to be largely ignored
Dove. Im intrigued now. Will look up that buddleia salmon spheres
Nice buddleias on that site and it states that B. loricata is hardy. I've grown that from seed this year and keep readingthat it's not too hardy. I'll believe this site because I want to
Just checked out the site. New to me, thanks dove.
No, salmon spheres does not really appeal to me But I do like blue horizon and harlequin. (gave this to a friend years ago and always liked it)
Might order in the spring
A colleague donated a Blue Horizon to the garden at work about 5 years ago, but despite my best efforts it's performed poorly
Thanks fairy, will keep a note of that. Don't think its big enough to take cuttins this year. I've been after a white one for ages but you don't seem to see them that often its usually the purple ones, and thats not a colour I like. Still fingers crossed it survives the winter.
Sorry to hear no goodie bag TT. Never mind treat youself to some chocolates.
That salmon flower looks lovely will look that up.
We can actually move around in our garage now looks practically empty!! Wonder how long it will be before its full of crap again
Ok, may have to rethink blue horizon then dove. This is the beauty of the forum...practical knowledge. Just like blue flowers but I guess purple is the most reliable colour
SLG, Magnums are my downfall! Did have a milky way the other day, otherwise, don't eat chocolate any more.
There is an awful lot of gardening chat on here tonight. Is this a gardening forum then? Could have fooled me.
Nite all. Going to have a read now.
Dove that salmon sphere looks lovely, bet not many gc have that one.
Enjoy you book TT. Maltesers are my fave finish them off not time at all