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Short flowering season for my buddleja's

Posted: 26/08/2015 at 09:30

Dave, I noticed the butterflies late this year, lots of bees right from the start though.

strange how we all vary so.

my garden was quite disappointing too, I am digging out lots of stuff and having a complete rethink this year for next, rabbit damage was the worse, so not much autumn colour although Echinops, Helenium, Montreal and rudbeckia are wonderful, so they must have liked all the rain.


Bag lady

Posted: 26/08/2015 at 09:27

That flowery kaftan reminded me of years ago.

i used to spend a lot of time strolling around London, visiting art galleries and museums, decked in a disgusting smelly afghan coat, when we decided to walk down Oxford Street and look in the 'big ' shops, there was a very smart doorman at one particular store who told us to go away as there would be nothing in here for us!

now, how did he know we could have been wealthy pop stars at the time, not that we were, oh well, it was back to Carnaby Street for us.

Short flowering season for my buddleja's

Posted: 26/08/2015 at 09:12

My deep wine one has been flowering for ages and still is.

common old lilac railway embankment ones are almost finished.

white is quite slow this year but the bloom are huge.

Brutal Honesty

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 17:41
Steve 309 wrote (see)

Grows like a weed round my way. 

Welcome to the forum, Caoimhn.  (I presume that's an Irish name and I have no idea how to pronounce it!)

Carmen is it? Welcome to the site 

Moving into a house with Foxgloves?

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 17:35

Snap, Dove.

Did they prove that eating green potatoes whilst pregnant was the cause of Spina Bifida, or was that just a scare story.?

Moving into a house with Foxgloves?

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 17:32

If you have grown potatoes with children, you are certainly safe with the beautiful foxglove.

i have just collected enough Aconitum seeds  to kill the population of a small island, no gloves, still here.

please, please don't get sucked in by the media, they call it confusion tactics, takes your mind of the really serious issues going on in the world.

have a lovely time in your new house, teach the children what they must not do, that's paddling and eating plants. All will be fine.


Liming effect on slugs?

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 16:17

Slugs don't go for pinks but the b******y rabbits do!

Liming effect on slugs?

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 12:04

Tried that, they don't seem to care, I also put a 12" border of gravel right around the patio, it's for drainage really, but I thought the slugs wouldn't cross it because they don't like gravel clippings, they don't mind it at all!


air brick problem

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 11:29

Mine's like that Jo, 30' slope in all. I am head height with the top garden.

Terraced garden are beautiful , If you can afford it.

An observation.....

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 11:18

We have those huge big ones, they were out the other night finishing off the bird food before OH could sweep it up.

the red lettuces are intact but then I have put a few slug pellets, suitable for edibles around them.

the red leaf dahlias are better but then again, a few slug pellets.


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anyone have one of these?

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