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Leucanthemum 'Broadway Lights'

Posted: 22/08/2012 at 15:32

Berghill, we posted at the same time. Now I am looking forward to seeing just how tough it is here

Leucanthemum 'Broadway Lights'

Posted: 22/08/2012 at 15:29

Hmm, might have to have a rethink, it possibly was in a dry situation in the border. I will wait until Autumn to transplant it back into the border in a place where it won't dry out as quick. Thanks both for your answers, at least now I know it's a tough plant!!

Leucanthemum 'Broadway Lights'

Posted: 22/08/2012 at 11:26

As I have already lost one, I have dug up the other one and found it to have a good root stock with off-shoots appearing but the top growth looking like a dying plant. It is now in a large pot and given a good feed. Perhaps they don't like being in London clay so it is a case of kill or cure!!

Buying spring bulbs online

Posted: 22/08/2012 at 11:17

I find any bulbs from Taylors (a Lincolnshire company) are always good. Most garden centres stock them.  I have ordered online from 'Garden4less' and have been very pleased with my purchases.

Leucanthemum 'Broadway Lights'

Posted: 22/08/2012 at 09:33

Does anyone have any experience of this plant, should it be treated as an annual? I am about to dig up one from last year which has performed bady this year, and another has died.  They look so beautiful in the garden centre in their pots, should I leave them there?

Mystery Purchase- Beautiful..dusky maroon umbels

Posted: 21/08/2012 at 18:05

Yes, that's the one. Mine is growing very tall and upright as in the picture.

Mystery Purchase- Beautiful..dusky maroon umbels

Posted: 21/08/2012 at 12:17

It also looks very similar to Euportorium Maculatum.


Posted: 21/08/2012 at 12:07

Monarda's are not the most attractive of plants. I have 'Mohawk' which is a strong grower with the cutest of scruffy looking flower heads, it comes back year after year, I love it!!  Heleniums are just a great all rounder, all of them attractive and long flowering, no garden should be without them.

Beware of

Posted: 21/08/2012 at 10:27

I manage to find a lot of the more unusual plants I need for wildlife gardening on Ebay, there are some good honest fellow gardener's selling good quality plants and seeds. Just make sure you read the review ratings before you buy. 


Posted: 21/08/2012 at 10:18

Gary, That is definitely a Brimstone, beautiful pics.

From the experience of two wildlife gardening people I know off and reading up on the subject, there is not much evidence around that nettles in a garden setting are beneficial to butterflies. Both grew nettles in their garden but gave up as they never saw any caterpillars on them.

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