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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.


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

philadelphus virginal

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 22:09

One year on and mine is still pathetic - lots of leaf no flowers. It's going, it has had a year and that is that.

Growing Roses

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 18:49

I have Gertrude Jekyll in a shady spot on an arbour - a bit prickly but what a scent!!

There is another one by beales called Dixieland Linda - same sort of poor conditions tolerance and same scent, Orangey coluration - look it up! On my wish list if I ever find room.

i have 24 roses I think

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 20:50

 This is Clematis Duchess of Edinburgh - amazed by what it looks like, only seen it as single flower before

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 11:15

I agree about the quality.

I bought my Handel Rose from Fryers roses and that was excellent quality as well.


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