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So happy! I have loads of buds still to come.
Well worth the wait aren't they sara? Your leaves look so much healthier than mine.
I am so happy! First flowering, so thanks to this forum I must have done something right!
Dont forget that when you cut it down for the winter, the offcuts will root in a glass of water in the windowsill, giving you fresh plants for next year. They take a couple of months to root, I pot them up in Spring.
I use thick shoots, about a foot (30cm) long.
thanks Fidgetbones, I need to look up about cutting back as I have no idea! Mrs Garden my friends has sad leaves, the only difference between us is that I fed my tomato feed, not sure if this made a difference.
Mine are being eaten by something very small, maybe red spider mite. It doesn't seem to stop them flowering though.
Last years cuttings are 3 ft tall and have buds on. I cut down like you would a buddleja, when I take it into the greenhouse for the winter, otherwide they take up too much room. Cuttings go in a coffee jar of water on the kitchen windowsill.
second year they will branch more. Third year I put them in the ground and let the frost have them. I have had them flowering outside on bonfire night.
Oh wow! I seriously thought the cold would kill it off! I don't have a green house but have a big bay window in my kitchen and it spent last winter there, I shall do the same this winter.
Another couple of quick questions if anyone can help me, the colour seems to be changing daily, is this normal? And is this considered a double?
Having seen my fully open for the first time they have 3 layers, the two you can see plus a centre stem. I was not prepared for the most amazing scent! My garden was heady last night!