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Verbena bonariensis

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 16:18

Verbena bonariensis

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 13:36

I made a sort of mistake as I have now learnt that Goldfinches can feed on the seed heads in winter. Should have left one standing

BUT I will know for next year!

Conference pears

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 13:11

Following the instructions on here I have just picked my first crop of Concorde pears. I didn't even have to twist just lightly lifted the fruit and they came away.

Now I will leave them in a bowl for a few days near the bananas and see what happens . I will let you know

Conference pears

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 16:15

I have some lovely pears - first crop ever and was wondering when to pick them as they just seem hard. Will twist a couple and then see.

By the way last year i was given some and made the most delicious pear and vanilla jam. (recipe I found on interent) Will have another go this year but will make sure I use preserving sugar, which I don't usually bother with

Verbena bonariensis

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 15:35

But that costs and i can have them for free.

I have just taken 10 cuttings off the side shoots,. shall have to see.

If I have success I can ditch the originals in the spring, if not I still have them there as a base.

 

the idea originally was to have them like a lacey screen that moved and could be seen thru into the flower bed beyond, sort of worked but flower bed beyond is rubbish!!!

Verbena bonariensis

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 14:36

I have rigida and mine did not appear until really late as well, lovely and bright. I have it with Bishop of llanduff and it goes really well. Then again I don't go for subtle.

Verbena bonariensis

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 14:02

Thanks all

I will need a lot of flowers but not next year. Next year is experimenting to see how I can get the most.

But

these Verb Bon did get so untidy I have to do something rather than keep the original plants.

I was hoping for seedlings but no sign of them

Wasps eating apples.

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 13:35

We used to cut off the tops off water/pop bottles invert them back into the base of the bottle, put some holes in to take string . Then we would mix up a big spoonful of cheap jam and water, pour it into the bottom of the bottle (about 2 cm). Hag on tree like lanterns.

Collects the wasps(which can't escape), kids used to love making them, hanging them and looking at the results. 

It did work

Verbena bonariensis

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 13:19

I have some over grown and out of controll verbena bonariensis. I would love to dig it up but it has beed deignated (by daughter) as one of the flowers for he wedding.

I know it can be propagated by seed but can taking side shoot cuttings work as well.?

Then I can get rid of the messy plants

philadelphus virginal

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 22:34

I could try a cutting - just for the hell of it - though will probably buy a new one and as you say plant in a slightly different place.

Thanks for encouragement

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