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Posted: 12/11/2015 at 17:21
{ love hellebores and have found that what I have grow better in large,wide top containers.The large leaves last longer and the plants multiply very well. I must say my garden soil is pretty awful..Otherwise I agree that in the ground they do love to grow in the shelter of bushes and trees. MG.

dwarf buddleia

Posted: 29/10/2013 at 18:04
I cut back my patio buddleja atthe end of the flowering and put about a dozen cuttings in a large pot of compost. Left them alone all winter and lo and behold the following spring several of themhad rooted and with care and attention they grew and flowered this year. Maybe beginners luck?

dwarf buddleia

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 11:59
I bought two dward buddleia last year. When they finished flowering I cut thwm back (and used some of the cuttings to try to propagate new plants) I had roughly 40% success and was able to pass a few of the new plants to friemds) I hope to try again this year with perhaps a larger per cent of success.


Posted: 25/10/2013 at 11:43
This is the second time I have successfully grown hellebores from the seeds of my existing plants. I plant the seeds in individual small pots and leave them outside until growth is showing (aboutMarch/April the following year) .When the plants are big enough I repot in larger pots. Last years seed are now about 5/6 inches tall and are ready to plant out in the garden or a group of them in a large pot. From 30 seeds sown last year I have had 26 good plants. My friends will be delighted as I usually pass on half of the successful plants.I am looking forward to seeing the colour of these flowers as I followed the instructions from Gardeners World on how to try to get a new colour from cross pollination.


Posted: 29/09/2012 at 09:49
Received plants offered at ??4.90 (postage only) for six plants of six varieties.Potted into two inch pots. After this I repotted twice more, and some of the larger plants repotted once more. I am delighted with the plants ( and so are several of my friends given some of the plants by me).
For several weeks I kept the plants in my conservatory, but when the weather was good they were outside during the day and back inside at night.Eventually they were outside day and night and I have 32 very healthy perennial plants.(four of the plants were not good enough to pot up when I received them.)
. Best of luck to all gardeners in their efforts to grow healthy plants.
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