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Highland Jeannie

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Persicaria Red Dragon

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 22:38

Thanks for the help folks, I'll cossett one & treat the others mean!  We're at sea level near the Beauly Firth, so mild compared to places 30 miles south.

They're certainly easy to propagate, & I just like the lovely markings on the leaves.

Theft of Patio Planters and Containers

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 18:39

I like that one Verd, what about practicing your darts......??

Persicaria Red Dragon

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 18:35

Sorry Waterbutts, I can't get quote to work, but it was definitely was labelled as such, but I can only find short ones online too. The parent was bought maybe 25 years ago, so much breeding done since then!

Persicaria Red Dragon

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 17:03

I had this in the south for many years & took a few cuttings. One survived the winter in the garage, I took a cutting, then the parent died. The cutting (in a pot) was fine till it got too dry in the summer - the foliage keeled over. Most plants would just revive with water but it didn't; fortunately I took 3 cuttings before it completely expired. 

I've planted one in a raised bed that gets sun for about 8 months of the year, I thought the garage for the other 2 over the winter.

What conditions do they like? I tried the RHS site but only get up the microcephela type, growing to .1 to .5 metre, ours was about 5 foot & can't find a reference to a taller one.

Thanks for any advice.


Eupatorium it invasive in your garden?

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 16:43

As my Joe Pye does so well thought I'd get a chocolate last year.  Gave it huge pile of mulch but lost it last winter, as it was not too cold I decided to give up on that idea up here.

Theft of Patio Planters and Containers

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 16:34

We are a bit exposed to the back & there is no lighting. Hopefully the area is ok but I do worry a bit, so we got one of those movement sensor lights with camera.  After a couple of months I looked at the sd card - didn't realise how much I moved around!  We had to adjust the angle as it wasn't covering enough of the area across the back of the house. 

Oh dear! Now it was at the correct angle every time the wind blew the light came on, - for several seconds & shining beautifully into our neighbours' house.  

We turned it off! 

Of course in their advertising picture the house has nothing around it to move in the breeze.


Posted: 04/10/2013 at 22:57

My Euonymus Alatus is gorgeous at the moment - really red on 1 side, but the Europeaus is still green. They're both quite small still.

Rat In The Compost Bin

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 22:44

Yikes I'm hoping that they're not in the house!!!!

Looked in the bin today & no sign of anything from the top, but noticed that the bait in the pipe had been disturbed.

Hmmm, cousin coming tomorrow to do some slabbing & edging, initially he thought he'd not get time to do some sort of base for the bin, but now he might - so we'll need to empty it.........  Why is there never a Jack Russell about when you need one?? 

Rat In The Compost Bin

Posted: 03/10/2013 at 23:42

Thanks for the comments, I haven't been out to look lately - was a touch damp today!

The bait that I used looked like green coloured oats; I just chucked a handful into the pipe. It didn't say how long it takes to work or how much must be eaten

OH has volunteered to look in the the bin tomorrow.

Wee Jean fae Aiberdeen

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 23:23

I planted 4 plants last year & 3 survived. I put a heap of compost on top, having cut them down after flowering but they're in a sheltered position. They're still flowering just now but doubt if this winter will be as mild as last!!

I also had 1 in a pot which wintered in the garage & was ok.

Aren't there a lot of "Jeans" on here??!!

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