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Posted: 24/09/2012 at 09:54

I have three Buddleja 'buzz' and in the write-up it says they are ideal for container planting, I don't agree with this and they are far better planted in the ground, so you are definitely doing the right thing.  Mine have grown to 5ft and are still in flower, very important to deadhead too. 

I have another that is just really a cutting, about 10inches tall with four big flowers and still making more budds.  It's in a clay pot but I'm not sure whether to leave it there during Winter or plant it in the ground now.  Just to say they are a fantastic species of Buddleja and because they are head height, all the better for seeing the butterflies that love them.

Hardy Annuals

Posted: 19/09/2012 at 12:58
Alina W wrote (see)

One thing, Gracie - many hardy annuals don't like being moved, but should be sown in situ. Poppies are a good example.

Thanks, Alina. It's the wildflower 'small scabious' that has germinated in a pot and I expect it is one of those flowers that would prefer to be scattered where it is to flower.  I've already scattered some in the meadow but will enjoy experimenting with the little seedlings that have germinated.

id help

Posted: 19/09/2012 at 09:12

What I would suggest Newby2012 is to post another pic when the flowers are more visable.  It just looks like a picture of a weed to me!

Hardy Annuals

Posted: 19/09/2012 at 09:04

Your replies have given me more confidence. I have sown a small meadow with hardy annuals and perennials but kept half of the seeds to sow next Spring in case I lose some in a harsh Winter.  I have some hardy annuals germinated in a small pot which I will pot on when they are big enough.  Thanks for the very helpful replies.  

Hardy Annuals

Posted: 18/09/2012 at 09:42

This is probably a stupid question! I sowed some hardy annuals two weeks ago and the wildflower Small Scabious has germinated.  What happens to hardy annuals during winter, do they die down to come back up again in the Spring or will I lose them? How do I look after Hardy Annuals during Winter?  Just to say I've been gardening for years but am fairly new to growing from seed!

Anemone wild swan

Posted: 13/09/2012 at 16:59

This Anemone looks gorgeous and will have to add it to my list of plants to buy. Always a nuisance but when a plant is new,  it's difficult to find in garden centres. Anyone know where I can buy it? 

Orange flowers

Posted: 11/09/2012 at 09:51

Also, don't forget those lovely orange Winter pansies which have a lovely scent. Planted in a pot on the garden table can cheer up a dull Winter.

Orange flowers

Posted: 11/09/2012 at 08:59

I love orange flowers and when I saw this Coreopsis 'mango punch' in the garden centre, I just had to have it. It's so unusual it almost looks like the flowers are in a meadow situation and insects love it too!


Plant ID

Posted: 10/09/2012 at 11:29

Thank obelixx. I've just looked it up and it seems its the variety 'compactum'. It's very easy to buy the wrong variety of Viburnum, this one is now on my list to buy!

Living with Ground Elder

Posted: 10/09/2012 at 10:40

I have lived with mine for over 30 years. Believe me it is not worth all the hassle of trying to get rid of it, in fact it would be a huge task to do so.  It doesn't interfere with the progress of my plants but what you do have to do is just pull it out of the way sometimes, in other words, thin it out of the way of other plants. 

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