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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.


New pond

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 21:43

Its lovely, so tranquil, its on his private land but locals do go to walk there.

He has put some plants in there, water lillies and other plants. It will be stunning in another years time.


Jacobs Ladder - what variety is this one and care advice

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 21:19

Mine are ok too, but i do have mould on Amalanchier trees,  pot marigolds and rust on fuchsias! :' -(  

Jacobs Ladder - what variety is this one and care advice

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 18:36

But so easy to take root cuttings from,  mine are still going strong, but then the cuttings were done in May.

White choc cheesecake

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 18:28

Either melt it in a bowl over a saucepan of hot water or pop it in the microwave on a lowish setting, checking every few seconds.

Oh, what a domestic godess am I?

I'm digging a pond by hand...

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 18:18

Its coming on well Steve, looking good.

Its a preformed one Nut,  do they perish in the sun as well?

I have a small one to site up at jungle end of the garden.


Jacobs Ladder - what variety is this one and care advice

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 18:14

They prefer to be in open ground, for a two year old plant it would have been at least twice that size , you can plant it out now anywhere, I have them in full sun, full shade and everywhere in the middle, nice tuffies they are. Next year you can look down the sides of the plant and pull bits off with a bit of root, do it in the Spring and they will flower for you in the same year.

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