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Campsis Radicans flowering.

Posted: 23/08/2013 at 11:34

I have just removed a Campsis Radicans Madame Galen from an arbour. I moved it successfully from our last house where it grew on a south west facing wall and flowered late Summer/early Autumn just in time to be got at by frost.  Be aware it is vigorous and it had grown under and completely lifted off the rendering on our Edwardian house which was a bit of a shock. It has been in its new position  2 miles from the sea on the south coast and has sulked for the last seven years. Beautiful greenery, suckering nicely all over my newly painted arbour, no flowers whatsoever. I gave it a final warning and heaved it all out yesterday. I can't quite chuck it away so the best bits are in a pot now and under caution to behave. I now have to repaint bits of the arbour. Plants....don't you just love 'em?






Posted: 07/08/2013 at 19:30


Looks as though this could be an Olearie (daisy bush) . We live on the South Coast and have several in our garden. They are very hardy down here and grow to at least 20ft. I prune it regularly to keep it under control. And it is very forgiving, my husband always shudders when he sees me with secateurs or hedge trimmers but it shoots back quite quickly with nice new growth.

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