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buddleia colvilei

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 20:15

I doubt if we're much warmer than you and it may be daft to be growing them but I like producing plants. I could fiddle around propagating for hours

Planting Lupin seeds

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 20:13

Hi Susan, I wouldn't start them in peat at any time, you need something with a bit more body to it and freer draining (for most plants, not just lupins). I mix.John Innes seed compost with multi-purpose and that works for me.

I'd set them in spring, early spring if you have a heated green house, later if not. I start most hardies in a cold GH in early March. Lupins might benefit from a soak or nicking the seed coat to help them get started.

To landscape fabric, or not to landscape fabric?

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 20:01

I'd go the glyphosate next year route. 

buddleia colvilei

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 19:59

This one was acquired in the presence of it's owner fb. He says it's not as hardy as some, he's got it in a sheltered place. I'll set as you suggest with a view to bringing it indoors if it gets very cold perhaps?. My GH is cold. Keeping the cuttings in a glass of water on the kitchen windowsill til tomorrow, it was dark when I got them home

I'd like to have a few different buddleia species. I've grown B. loricata from seed this year. Don't think that's too hardy either.

Snowdrops

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 19:50

don't buy dry bulbs now, they don't like being dried. Get them  in bulk with leaves (in the green) after flowering next year or in flower at the GCs in February

 

Watching 'Love your garden'

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 18:21

Nicely put catsmother

buddleia colvilei

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 17:31

Hi all, I've acquired some cutting material from Buddleia colvilei. How would I best treat it? The wood is fairly mature but probably not quite hardwood.  

Honeysuckle

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 08:23

Helo Phasnid, welcome

I'd plant it out. Autumn is a good time for shrub planting

Finish the pond now or in the spring?

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 23:06

Go ahead Sara, algae growth won't be much of a problem in the winter if you don't get te oxygenating plants in. If the pond is dug, lined, filled and  edged it won't take long to plant up in spring.

What do I do with these seedlings?

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 22:55

I sowed in January, germinated March so good size plants now. I'm hopeful for at least a few flowers. Viridiflora will if nothing else does. 

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