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Leycesteria formosa--advice please

Posted: 30/10/2015 at 08:10
B3 wrote (see)

I like a few  stems in a vase but the actual plant is too - yellow. To me, it jars with the more subtle shades of spring. If it flowered in autumn, it would look good with the changing leaves.

That's the difference between F. suspensa and the F. x intermedia varieties - Suspensa is a much paler yellow with far fewer flowers on it's elegant weeping branches. 

Leycesteria formosa--advice please

Posted: 30/10/2015 at 07:12

Can't stand Forsythia x intermedia - horrid vivid yellow loo-brushes

but Forsythia suspensa is an elegant and beautiful shrub with delicate flowers, absolutely gorgeous underplanted with spring flowers in a woodland border and seen far too seldom.  Love it.


Posted: 30/10/2015 at 07:00

Good morning all

Chicky - I was too to read your good news yesterday evening, so my fingers and toes have been crossed all night   So glad all went well and OH is well on track to full fitness

DD hope the upgrade's finished.

I just want to reassure anyone who's had a message from NoraGW that she is a genuine member of Daniel's team in the GW office


Posted: 29/10/2015 at 20:31

Hello Jo

Budding author - probably struggling with the time zone difference

I'm going to have to doze now - see you in the morning folks   sweet dreams everyone ((hugs))


Posted: 29/10/2015 at 20:16

Of course you're involved Panda - you sausage   Think Nora's just easing herself in gently so as not to frighten us - except she has LOL


Posted: 29/10/2015 at 20:10

So am I Pat   Had planned to visit OH's niece  last weekend and we had to cancel 'cos of the car problem, so we'd planned to go this weekend then thought we were going to have to cancel again - so relieved we haven't got to change plans yet again


Posted: 29/10/2015 at 19:59

Morning Pat   Ayres Rock is Uluru now


Posted: 29/10/2015 at 19:31

Hosta ((hugs)) well, if any injury can be said to have a silver lining it looks as if yours has - winter sun holidaying allowed/virtually compulsory, and a spring convalescence - if you'd planned it you couldn't have done better

Seriously - hope all goes well when the time comes

Hedgehog food and slug slime

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 19:22

The slugs here  often help clear up any crumbs the hedgehogs have left - I wonder whether the hedgehogs then come back and hoover up the slugs as they''re hoovering up their crumbs

jasmine polyanthum

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 19:08

Oooh, love fox terriers

Nut, what about Chippenham Park?   How far is that from you?  CB7 5PT  It's open in February from 12th onwards for the snowdrops which are supposed to be glorious.  

Sorry Duchess - we've rather hijacked your thread

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