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Oriental Limelight

Posted: 18/09/2012 at 15:13

Why thank you Chris - i hope your not after free cuttings from my gardens.

Oriental Limelight

Posted: 18/09/2012 at 07:26

Thank you. As of yet its been on best behaviour but i decided yesterdayafternoon to take it out incase it got over excited in the future. My friend is due to give me a cutting of a Lilac tree so thats what i will put in its place. And to be honest the fact it was toxic did make me avoid it at the best of times.

Rest in peace Mrs Limelight.

 

Oriental Limelight

Posted: 17/09/2012 at 11:22

Oh are you sure? Its been in the ground for 4 years and is still about 1ft wide to 3ft high. It hasnt spread anywhere.

Oh im worried now.

Monty Donn

Posted: 17/09/2012 at 07:52

How wonderful. I love to encourage the butterflies too.

Oriental Limelight

Posted: 17/09/2012 at 07:48

Yes thats the one. I bought mine about 5 years ago and every year the frost gets it - only  to return the following year- even bigger. I have not seen it since in any garden centre around my way. Its very pretty although also an irratant im told.

Oriental Limelight

Posted: 16/09/2012 at 22:31

Has anyone heard of a plant called Oriental Limelight before?

It looks like the Marijuana plant in a funny sort of way.

Monty Donn

Posted: 16/09/2012 at 20:44

Indeed Christopher2. I dont where i would be without this forum.

Monty Donn

Posted: 16/09/2012 at 15:31

My Buddleias are re - flowering again due to cutting back about 3 weeks ago.

Kate1123 i like your idea about the sunflower heads.

 

Thanks everyone for your words of advice - Christopher Kate and Sotongeoff. I will take on board what each and everyone of you say.

Monty Donn

Posted: 16/09/2012 at 10:52

Watching a few weeks back Monty Donn mentioned about cutting back Buddelia and Cosmos to give more energy to plants so they would flower again and keep the bees happy.

Then watching Carol from the same programme (sorry forgot her surname) she mentioned leaving plants to die off naturally so the seeds would fall and be food for the birds in the wintering months.

 

Im confused. I want to provide a store cupboard for the insect world but am left somewhat bewildered at  what to chop and what to leave alone.

Hellebore - Something Lovely in The Middle of Winter

Posted: 04/09/2012 at 20:35

Thank you very much guys, much appreciated.

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