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Posted: 25/10/2013 at 15:18

Open the window and shoo them out


Posted: 25/10/2013 at 14:39

I thought that was the idea Charlie, spring flowering bulbs, flower in spring, sounds right.

They're very advanced aren't they, not just the ones in flower


Posted: 25/10/2013 at 14:31

I must try some cross pollination, I've always left them to sort themselves out, don't even save the seed unless someone else wants some. I've had some OK ones but no WOW

Verbena bonariensis. Can it be moved?

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 14:29

they'll probably be Ok, the only thing to avoid for sure is moving them in the garden at this end of the year

Verbena bonariensis. Can it be moved?

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 14:22

they can be moved, most plants can. They're not all that hardy though. If they've been there for some time and have survived winters so far I'd move them in the spring. If they're new I might pot them up and protect them over winter to be safe. They won't need a heated greenhouse, just a bit of protection, cold frame or right up against the house. 

I always have some come through the winter but the last couple of years thinned them out a lot


Posted: 25/10/2013 at 14:17

That's true Matty. A good planning session is very therapeutic

Finish the pond now or in the spring?

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 14:16

It's enormous.

You'll be peering in there every day from next spring Sara.

Lovely job


Posted: 25/10/2013 at 14:13

I think I got to retirement age just in time.

. NHS and Social Services are where I've been and wouldn't want to be now


Posted: 25/10/2013 at 14:06

Hi Brian, that doesn't look like a weeping willow, but the species is irrelevant. Fancy varieties of willow, variegated ones and drooping ones are grafted on to a stronger growing willow. The variegated ones aren't strong growers on their own roots.   

If the bit below the graft puts out shoots they will be much stronger and take over.

dwarf buddleia

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 11:19

Buddleia are pretty hardy, I put things right up against the house if I have any doubts. Make sure your pots are hardy. I've lost more pots than plants in the past. 

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