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Perennial Indentification

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 16:10

Acnistus australis comes to mind, but a picture would give us a better idea.

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Which variety of Buddleja would this be ?

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 15:56

It will flower on 2 year old wood, so prune out the oldest/thickest stems right to the ground. Don't lollipop it or you will get no flowers next year. Prune out flowered shoots  immediately after flowering.

As to variety.... not virginal, not coronarius aureus, might be belle etoile.??


Posted: 10/06/2014 at 14:57

I'm using an alko 1100. its about 20 year old and has had the blades and hopper replaced after I lent it to a neighbour and it came back broken. 

Its good for twiggy stuff. For long straight stuff I use a bosch quiet shredder which doesn't really shred, it chunks it. Its really good for thick brambles but useless for bitty stuff. I'm putting holly prunings and spirea prunings and the forgetmenots through.



Posted: 10/06/2014 at 13:20

Is it that time already?

Shredding done, compost mixed with grit, I have a bit of potting on to do. Stuff is growing so fast.

Help finding Roscoea

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 13:17

I live nearer to Derby.

I have just ordered  Wisley amethyst from Long Acre plants.

have a look at their list, Stephen, the postage is pretty reasonable.



Raspberry Autumn & summer

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 13:11

If you prune the new canes now,you will lose the crop, they will flower and fruit this year.

 If you just want autumn fruiters, do as dove says.

The canes that fruit in autumn will refruit in June if the fruited  tips are taken off in winter.

Can't get on site

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 11:24

Have a look around the forum and you can comment on anything, or if you have a question, start a new thread. Welcome to the mad house(garden)

Children's garden full of rocks & weeds

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 11:13

Well I suppose with half of california on a gluten free wheat free diet, they had to find some use for it.


Can't get on site

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 11:05

I dont understand ,you have posted, so you must be on site?

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