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Rudbeckia - Cherry Brandy

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 13:05

How interesting, I wonder if they are sold as half hardy annuals because its a biennial?

I thought the majority of Rudbeckia were perennials, but I could be wrong.  I have herbstsonne and that's definitely a flipping well wants to be.  

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 13:40

Very pretty, Mark. And it does look like the Danish flag too.  


Pansies all wilting :-(

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 13:31

Hi asOO7, I'm no expert, but I water my containers pretty much daily during the summer, sometimes twice, dependent on how thirsty the plants are, how hot its been and if they are in full sun or not. Mine are done first thing in the morning, so as not to give slugs an easy ride, unless something is looking particularly wilted, then I give it a drink, by watering the soil only with warm water, just to perk it up. Also I've found containers need liquid feeding more often as watering washes the nutrients away. RE pansies, I've found pansies do best in Spring and Autumn when its cooler, so my pansies are under a tree in dappled sunlight during the hot summer months. 

How do you take cuttings from plants?

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 19:19

Thanks DoubleEm, I will have a go. Welcome to the forum.  


Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 18:27

 Quietly pleased with the delicateness of this astilbe. And roses never fails to be pleasing in June.



Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 18:20

I have wild meadow envy now Steve.  

Wow and wow! David, your garden looks like something from a National Trust garden with half a dozen gardeners caring for it. Spectacular. 



How do you take cuttings from plants?

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 13:34

Thanks Hogweed, not watched Friday's episode as yet so will do that. What's a 'semi ripe cutting? 


Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 13:15

My youngest is particularly proud of his pumpkin.


Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 13:04

Steve, surely one or two can't hurt.

LesleyK, there really are little owls in the foxgloves.  

How do you take cuttings from plants?

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 12:47

Thanks Steve! I'm struggling a little following the instructions, particularly taking a non flowering cutting from the  'main stem'. As everything on the main stems are big woody branches or has flowers on it.   

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Discussions started by Caral

How do you take cuttings from plants?

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Can I grow a Clematis alongside a Virginia Creeper?

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Pumpkin Magic

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Duh! I bought the wrong Clematis for a container to train up a pergola.

What would best climber for a pot?  
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Help! What can I do? My crocosmias have been traumatised!

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Best way to prune this flowering shrub?

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ID of this perennial

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Peas have gone Pete Tong!

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Slugs.. sod the organic approach I just want them dead!

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Looks like something has been spitting on the roses? .

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Spots on Phlox.

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What to do after daffs?

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