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Posted: 24/08/2013 at 10:37

I'm doing the same, quite pretty in their own way. Would've been nice is it had been corn of the cob!


Posted: 21/08/2013 at 12:55

Does anyone know what this is?  It doesn't appear to have flowers per se, so a

grass of some sort?



Posted: 21/08/2013 at 12:26

Hebe's are usually straightforward.  Try taking several large(ish) semi ripe cuttings, wrap in wet tissue, etc.  When you get home trim them just below a leaf node, use rooting powder, if fresh and push into soil.   Good luck, 36 hours is a long time but its well worth a try!


Posted: 18/08/2013 at 12:54

Thanks for identification - I've got a heap of them and they are so boring.   Arrived via a packet of wildflower seeds bought for a shady location, about the only things that did well!  Mind you, they're beginning to die as my sandy soil is SO dry  but I'll pull them out before they scatter their seed......


Posted: 16/08/2013 at 11:17

Are you sure the 2 images are of the same plant?  The flowers and leaf colour look different to me.....!  Looks pretty nonetheless!


Posted: 15/08/2013 at 12:05

Looks good as a cut flower.  Mine get eaten by the grey caterpiller of the sawfly, be warned!

Talkback: Ladybirds

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 11:54

Here in E Suffolk I saw 1 ladybird a couple of days ago........!  Lots of large and small whites and peacocks on my lavenders and buddleis though, and a fair number of bees.  No wasps....


Posted: 11/08/2013 at 11:46

I agree with all above.  At one point I lost interest as it seemed to be what was happening in Monty's garden which had no relevance to me but that has now changed.  I pick up tips and and enjoy a gentle and an invariably attractive programme.   I only wish my dogs were as well behaved as Nigel! 

Off to investigate Beechgrove, thanks Fairygirl for mentioning it....

late summer plants

Posted: 09/08/2013 at 12:31

Buddleias and hebes do fine on my pure sandy soil.  They may look sad at times due to no water but they rally - good for butterflies too.  I'm an advocate for hardy geraniums, there are a number that should work for your conditions. 


Posted: 09/08/2013 at 12:15

They're annuals but with any luck self seed freely.  If necessary you can then carefully transfer them to where you want them.

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