Posted: 14/08/2012 at 20:44
@hollie-hock.. no thes type are annuasl but mine stay flowering until end of nov if weather warm normally until first hard frost.. last year dug them up as plant looked rough but still flowering.. there is many in the rudbeckia family that are perennial thou.. they took while to get going this year but when they started no stopping them.. i love them grow them every year
the white budlehia is about 6ft tall now and about 4ft round.. i cut back the dead flwoers to encourage more lower down stem..by the time it is finished clowering it is back down to a hieght of about 2ft ready for the winter..
it has had peacock butterflies today as sun hot and very hot.. last time saw them was in may.. didnt get camera quick enough thou to get piccie..
@inkdog.. your wall is coming on grand.. it is going to look superb when finished.. your lillies are gorgeous and i bet the sent is amazing in the evenings.
@gary hobson.. no it stated just rudbeckias on the seed packet.. same as i get every year.. nothing to tell which kind thou.. they are gorg arent they.
@rob.. many thanks i adore them and grown them every year..
also guys.. today i saw a strange bee.. gone by time got camera.. it was about an ince long with borwn and orange stripes and longer thinner wings to normal bee.. and it had an orange face.. do any of you know what it is.. it s was feeding on the dark kinght budlehia i have..