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Prunus autumnalis they were supposed to flower from November onwards.

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 18:42

Yes it is - just!

Dwarf buddleia

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 15:08

Could you advise best place to order Buzz Ivory from and also sarcococca

 

thanks 

 

HG

Dwarf buddleia

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 20:30

I Will look forward to it, thanks

 

HG

Dwarf buddleia

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 18:51

Ok, the buzz varieties seem to have some disadvantages.  Anyone used any other ones?

 

thanks 

 

HG

Dwarf buddleia

Posted: 21/03/2015 at 20:33

ithese seem to be offered in groups of two or three in some on line sites.  I want to replace a normal sized plant with a dwarf variety.. Question is which colour is best for butterflies and would it be best to plant a group of them, would one just look a bit solitary?

also can anyone recommend a nice scented Christmas box plant.

many thanks

GG

Prunus autumnalis they were supposed to flower from November onwards.

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 13:18

Many thanks.  Mums was in Bedfordshire, mine is in Derbyshire so that will make a difference no doubt.  Certainly the snowdrops I bought up from there have taken some time to come up whilst all the established ones are well on?

 

Prunus autumnalis they were supposed to flower from November onwards.

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 12:40

I planted one last autumn in memory of my mother who had a lovely one. So far no foliage or flowers.  Is it dead or does it take a year or two to get going.  Actually I don't think it is dead but very very tiny buds. I thought they are supposed to flower from November onwards.

Any comments much appreciated.

 

Hopeless G

 

 

 

 

 

 

Composting shredded stuff

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 13:36

At this stage mostly a buddleia. I can hear you all shout about pruning in February but the plant is enormouse and is going to be dug out fairly soon.  In my defence I am going to replace it with a dwarf variety.

other shrub varieties will follow soon into the shredded pile.

all good advice, thank you every one, only I haven't any grass cuttings as I have a tiny lawn which I cut with a flymo.

 

Thanks again,

 

juliatee

 

 

 

Keeping Cats off of Garden - Tried and Tested Ideas only please

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 13:29

I can understand your problem.  There seven next door who use my drive as a giant litter tray!! Currently I am using two options which I alternate and so far seem to be working.  A cat deterrent device from the RSPB.  Can't remeber the name of it.  They do get desensitised to it so every now  andd again I turn it off for awhile, and when they start to reappear  I chuck used tea bags about and spray Deep Heat over them! I know it sounds barking  mad but someone told me about it and so far so good.. And then after a bit turn the deterrent back on.

hope it helps.

Juliatee

 

 

 

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Composting shredded stuff

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 12:26

Thanks Dave

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Discussions started by Hopeless Gardner

Dwarf buddleia

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Prunus autumnalis they were supposed to flower from November onwards.

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Last Post: 31/03/2015 at 19:11

Composting shredded stuff

Lots of it! 
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Last Post: 02/10/2014 at 19:25

Duckweed

Getting rid of it!! 
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Last Post: 21/09/2014 at 14:29

Is it a jasmine

Small leaves, dark pink tiny fluted flowers all summer, bees love it, not much scent, grows like anything 
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Last Post: 06/09/2013 at 11:10

Poorly clematis

Little growth and no flowers 
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Last Post: 25/07/2012 at 11:25
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