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a question about buddleia (the butterfly bush)

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 16:28

Good luck Luke. They're among the easiest shrubs to propagate so I'm sure you'll get some to 'take' 

Clematis ID

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 16:13

Could be The President, Redwing..

But it could be lots of things! So many similar ones that sort of colour 

Name that geranium!

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 16:11

Absolutely correct technical term nut...

My problem is that I hate that colour of wishy washy, birthday cake pink... 

Name that geranium!

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 15:20

Tingly - you're welcome to come and dig up any bits you want from my garden! 

I have the same one - or a similar one- which I inherited here. I keep pulling it out, or banishing it to the bits in the darkest depths of the shed area. It survives any kind of hardship you can offer.

I now mainly replant it in the bin....


Posted: 01/07/2016 at 15:15

Night Pat. Understandably protective  

Sleep well 

What the flippin' 'eck is this then?

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 15:14

For me, it's on a par with that flowering currant in spring. Similar colour.

I know many people like it but it gives me the     


Posted: 01/07/2016 at 15:11

They did one for Trump and Jeremy Hunt too. Marvellous!  

I think they were both advertised on The Last Leg and the site went into meltdown because viewers bombarded it! 

a question about buddleia (the butterfly bush)

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 14:57

Hi Luke - they are so easy it's almost impossible to fail with them! 

Normally, you'd take cuttings in late spring or early summer - softwood ones. They're quite pliable at this stage. Cut a non flowering shoot, then trim it below a leaf joint to give you the bottom of your cutting, and pinch out the top above the next leaf joint which will become the top. I just put them into a pot of gritty compost - you'll get about 3 or 4 round a 6 inch pot. Water them in and pop them somewhere sheltered out of too much sun and leave them to it. 

I find that you can take bits off at almost any time of the year and you'll get success though.


Posted: 01/07/2016 at 14:27

Laughing at all the 'accent' tales. Kitty's is rather disturbing though. What is wrong with some people? I often have to ask English people to repeat themselves on the phone at work. Does that make me racist? It's just ridiculous  

As someone who's Dad was a Londoner - but never really lost his accent - I often can't understand other Scottish people either ...  

It always made me smile when my Dad used a Scottish 'term', because his accent  always made it sound slightly odd.  His mother, who had hardly ever been outside of England, could never understand my Mum on the  phone - she didn't have a strong Glaswegian accent either - yet her favourite TV programme was Take The High Road... 

Yes LP - the forecast was snow through last night, today and through the night tonight for Nevis/Carn Mor Dearg. Nobody will see it though - the cloud will be down to about 700 feet anyway! It's not that unusual though. Even the more southerly hills are often below zero through the night and into early morning, and there was sleet etc forecast for some of those tonight and tomorrow. May not get out this weekend Joyce. I have plenty to keep me occupied though  

Hosta - when you bear in mind that today is the centenary of The Battle of the Somme, and when you think of what those men went through, doesn't it make you despise even more those who are meant to be running our country, whatever political party they belong to?  Frankly, the whole lot of them are an embarrassment. 

Blight resistant tomatoes

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 08:13

What a shame Dove. 

I don't know if I've just been lucky, but I've never had blight. Fingers crossed that your other ones are ok. It's certainly a good test for them.

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