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Established cuttings of E. Bowles Mauve - plant out now?

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 14:18

I think they are much too small. They are all loved by slugs and will be gone by the morning. 

I keep mine just under cover in a cold greenhouse, cold frame or plastic greenhouse, when Spring comes they will be much stronger plants and stand a better chance.

They will bloom next year but will come into their own the following year.

The b mauve gets leggy so you did right taking the cuttings. There agsin, plant out in Spring.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 12:40

My thoughts are with you alll

I care for my parents, dads 90 mums 86, but I am so fortunate to have been able to have a lovely 2 bedrommed extension built onto their bungalow so I am here all the time.

I also feel fortunate because I am an only child so all decision are just mine.

When my MIL was in care, there were 5 children and they all had to ring each other when anything needing deciding.

Although Verdun has a brother, it may not be a bad thing that you are alone in this.



Talkback: Elephant hawk moth

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 11:53

So beautiful, I have never seen the moth, he's a beauty.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 10:40

Quick update...seeds off to Clarington, Perki, Beaus mum.

Plants off to Fishy.

It doesnt look like Arty is coming back unless she is on holiday, would anyone like the pink geranium plants, they are bagged and ready to go.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 10:35

I am so pleased for your friend, I was t

hinking about her all day yesterday.

Jacobs Ladder - what variety is this one and care advice

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 00:20

Pop it in the ground, have you got a sprinkling of bone meal or chicken pelle

ts down the hole, get it off to a good start, water well and it should be away.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 23:58

Could I have some white echinops please, will send PM 

Jacobs Ladder - what variety is this one and care advice

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 23:47


I like them just a little way in because the green stays fairly low and the flower spikes shoot up about 3ft, adding structure. Do take some cuttings next Spring though, they root so easily and will flower the same year. I have the dark leaf one, thats the spikes over on the left, paler blue.  It looks much the same here but it is darker leafed.

 Edited to add, these are in shade almost all day, just sun late afternoon, its a damp old corner.

New pond

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 23:33

I cant take any credit for it, its work by a friend of my OH. There will soon be loads of plants in there, they will come naturally, its probably already got loads of frogs, newts toads etc, it was a big bog before, you couldnt walk on it. All the rain drains down from the hill and the water also rises. Maybe we will look next year and compere photo's

Daisy, yours look lovely, we are building one but its still a work in progress.


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