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Pruning a Budlea Tree??

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 14:21

Buddleias are thug plants/bushes and thus virtually indestructible. Having said that if a pruning regime were called for, I would suggest cutting everything back by half in the autumn and down to 18 inches above the ground in the spring.

They flower on the current year's growth, hence cutting back to 18 inches above ground avoids all the flowers growing on the top of the bush.


soil sieves

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 12:25

Whatever happened to the word 'riddle'...a 'sieve' puts me in mind of a kitchen implement.

Sieve/Riddle, I make my own by making a square box from pieces of 3'' x 1" timber (or whatever is at hand) and covering it with plasterers screed, then fix with small fencing staples. 

Fertilzer Concentrations

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 12:12

Don't know if anything in this thread may help:


Camera Corner

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 09:11

Another nice shot from you you mind me asking if your camera is set to 'auto'?

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 05/02/2015 at 21:24

"The perennial type are quite vigorous and have no small.'

Whoops....please read 'no smell'.

Music in the Garden

Posted: 05/02/2015 at 21:12

That's me in glasses:

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 05/02/2015 at 21:01

Baz - There are perennial sweet peas that die back and regrow in the spring, although the ones we discuss here are annuals.

The perennial type are quite vigorous and have no small.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 05/02/2015 at 20:05

Hi, Wills

Weather & soil conditions permitting early March would be the best time to plant out those SPs.

I say weather & soil conditions permitting because when you remove them from their pots (as with all transplants) they will take a little check and need to recover.

Try to avoid icy winds...even if you have to provide a temporary windbreak. 


Posted: 05/02/2015 at 11:24
SwissSue wrote (see)

I don't post very often as am not the chatty type, but look in every day to see how you're all getting on.

Sheesh! Only 5512 messages (ranking sixth) of utter twaddle posted on the 'brighter side'.

Sorry about that, but you do rather lead with your chin.

Camera Corner

Posted: 05/02/2015 at 10:37

Thanks, KEF it does, hadn't noticed until I just concentrated on it for a few seconds. 

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