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Romneya poppy

Posted: 14/08/2012 at 17:24

I also have the Romenya poppy which has turned in to a bit of a thug! (see avatar).  I've decided that this year once it's finished flowering I'm going to try and dig out the roots where I don't want it, to trim it back.  Have you tried? Do you know what the roots are like?  As I said I'm waiting for it to finish before I start so don't know what to expect


Posted: 08/08/2012 at 19:42

Mine did not arrive until middle of July - very small but healthy.  Earlier this year T&M offered 3 sky blue buddleja buzz for 1p plus postage.  I took them up on this offer and 3 very healthy plants arrived.  Thing is they are quite clearly not buzz but standard buddleja's of normal colour.  I contacted T&M and had to send them photos - they have promptly responded by sending me 3 more plants which do look like buzz.

I have to say with the exception of the late deliveries they do see to respond positively to mistakes/problems.  What I'm going to do with the 3 full size plants when I already have one of my own I just don't know!


Talkback: Leafcutter bees

Posted: 29/07/2012 at 07:31

I bought one of those insect homes ages ago which nothing except spiders went near for a couple of years (much to my horror) but now ever year the leaf cutter bees use it and I'm thrilled everytime I see another hole plugged!

Please identify this plant

Posted: 18/07/2012 at 07:45

Hmmmm I spotted these for the first time this year on a path I walk down to work, I absolutely fell in love with it, the yellow flower I thought was stunning.  Once the flowers died back I picked the seeds pods to plant in my garden - wondering if I should now

Calling Mrs P - or anyone who can grow Verbena bonariensis from seed

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 11:54

I don't know if it's the affect of the horrendous rain, but all my VB's this year are standing ramrod straight, it's as if they are all standing to attention but the other thing is the flower heads are towering over me!  They are huge!

They are at it again - more flipping bird food....

Posted: 03/07/2012 at 19:48

My sparrows chuck more seed on the ground for the doves, pigeons and blackbirds than they eat! 

Bad service, bad plants beware!

Posted: 02/07/2012 at 18:11

I have used Parkers a few times as their prices are low but the way they ship plants is dreadful, as a result of this I haven't ordered any from them this year.  Mind you to be fair after careful nuturing I have probably only lost a few and some of the plants have thrived.

I find Crocus to be the best though more expensive, but I suppose that's the old you get what you pay for.  I had a problem with a crocus purchased plant once, sent them a photo when I received the plant and they instantly refunded my money.

I am seriously going off T&M as they never deliver when they say they will.

Calling Mrs P - or anyone who can grow Verbena bonariensis from seed

Posted: 25/06/2012 at 17:39

@Leggi - Mine flowered same year I sowed so you should get some!

Calling Mrs P - or anyone who can grow Verbena bonariensis from seed

Posted: 24/06/2012 at 19:45

I grew some from a packet of seed and they took a hell of a long time to germinate.  When they did germinate they didn't do very much until I put them in a border.   I thought I'd used a bad seed compost but I've heard a lot of people say they have had trouble.

The plants have surprised me in their hardiness as well, earlier this year we went down to minus 15 but all of my verbena bonariensis survived, great plants.

Hebe Question

Posted: 20/06/2012 at 16:02

I had two Hebe Champagnes which succumbed to the minus 15 temperature we had earlier this year.  One of them had self sown seeds which germinated.  Now I know that to get a true plant likeness I should have taken cuttings (we I didn't do!).

The plants growing started off with small leaves but now have leaves which are much larger and one of them is the height the original was now!  Does anyone have any ideas on what I can expect from these plants or is it a case of wait and see?  There are quite a lot of them and I adore Hebes but don't know whether these are going to get big and if I should pull some.  Any advice gratefully received.

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