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My buddleia tree

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 22:24

Usually they stay one colour. As Dave says, pull off the purple bit as low as you can where it joins the main stem. Take cuttings off the strong white part.

A lot of variegated plants will throw up a plain green bit. The plain green bit is stronger than the variegated bit and will take over the plant if left.

My white flowered buddleja has always stayed white. Usually I have trouble with the weak variegated leaf  ones reverting to green leaves.

poisonous courgettes

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 22:00

If they are round maybe a bitter gourd seed got in by mistake.

Talkback: Green walls

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 21:56

Guilty as charged.

My buddleia tree

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 21:54

The basic buddleja davidii is pale purple. All varieties arise as a mutation from the basic version, and are propagated by cuttings to maintain the different colour.  The different coloured bit is another mutation, back to the original type. Ie it reverts to type.

Some sort of bush

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 21:48

Perhaps the aliens have another variety

Talkback: Watering priorities

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 21:46

Talkback: Green walls

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 21:45

working up to an advert I think.

Talkback: Watering priorities

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 21:41

But that wouldn't be gardening, would it?

dyeing broccoli

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 19:01

They need to be in a very big pot or the soil. The alternative is cabbage root fly larvae eating the root. have a look at the root system and see if it has little white maggots.

Back for another small flower ID!

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 18:58

pink alyssum.

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