Bookertoo


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buddleja-aletrnifolia

Posted: 15/08/2013 at 18:37

When did you prune it?  I don't know when you should as I don't grow that one, but if done at the wrong time you may cut off the flowering wood - have done this with shrubs in the past.  Otherwise as nutcutlet says, blame the weather!!

black-spot

Posted: 15/08/2013 at 18:35

There is no cure as such.  Rigurous hygeine is the only answer.  If you really want to go chemical there are things that claim to get rid of it, but as it is a spore and is everywhere in the country, I suspect these are very short term 'cures'.  If you are buying new roses then try to get ones which are resistant.  As you said, now is the time to pick off the affected leaves, remove the top inch or so of soil under the roses, and mulch well with clean compost or whatever you like to use.  

lilium-sterling-star

Posted: 15/08/2013 at 16:51

I've got this, is it gorgeous, but for the life of me I can't recall where I got it - long time ago though so maybe not available anyway.  Hmm, that was a waste of time, just to agree it's lovely!  All the lilies are this year.

i-dont-know-my-onions

Posted: 15/08/2013 at 16:49

Lovely onions!

anyone-know-what-this-is

Posted: 15/08/2013 at 16:48

Sawfly adore them, I put a pot  full of lovely strong plants out to put in the ground, left them a day or two, and then there were none as the nursery rhyme says!!

strange-fruit-thing

Posted: 15/08/2013 at 16:46

Mine fruited for the fist time this year, must be the right kind of weather for them, mine is about 5 years old.  There probably won't be enough fruits to make anything, but it's good to see them growing. 

antirrariums

Posted: 15/08/2013 at 16:44

I don't keep mine but treat them as annuals - I guess you could try but they can get very woody and I've found the colours fade. 

pretty-blue-bird-seed-plant

Posted: 06/08/2013 at 17:55

Indeed it is, flax is very pretty in this blue shade, there is also a red one - sown in a patch in a border they make a lovely addition to an annual bed. 

buddelia

Posted: 06/08/2013 at 17:52

If it still does not flower this year - and mine are only recently doing so, very late  - it wil respond to some pruning and care this coming winter.  When we get to autumn, cut the whole plant to about half its current height, and give it a nice deep mulch around the base.  Next Spring prune it as hard as you like, down to 6 inches above the ground is ok, and feed it - it should delight you with flowers and butterflies after that.  

I have a reddish/purple hybrid that refuses to flower until it is at least 12 foot tall, even though I cut it down every year, so you will do it no harm by doing this.

There is a disused site - it used to be a brewery - near where I live, and it is a forest of heavily flowering wild buddleia - with clouds of butterflies.  Willl be interesting to see if it all flowers next year - unless of course the developers have got at it by then. 

umbrella plant

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 11:45

I'm not quite sure we are all thinking about the same plantt!! Maybe a picture could be shown?

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