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Buddleia Buzz cuttings

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 14:34

In my experience, a droopy plant needs a load of water!

Buddleia Buzz cuttings

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 14:27

Thanks Verdun. I bought 3 Buzzes a few years ago (a similar offer, though I think they were bigger than plugs when they arrived). Only one survived and it is beautiful but it made me wary of plugs (also had failures in the past with other plugs)

Buddleia Buzz cuttings

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 13:50

I have received an offer of three free buddleia Buzzes as plug plants. I have had very little luck with plugs in the past and am reluctant to pay the £5+ postage unless I know they'll work. Susan Giles seems to have had good results from the Buzz plug. So, Susan ... or anyone else ... any handy hints for growing Buzz from plugs?

evergreen climber

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 21:50

Thanks for your ideas Philippa. I had jasmine there previously and it just outgrew itself and became very messy (I'm sure it was my fault for not pruning it correctly). Roses would look and smell beautiful but I have to squeeze past the arbour to get to the compost bins and don't want to get scratched. I really need an evergreen as tantalising glimpses of the compost bins in winter are really not a good look.

I have found Lonicera japonica Halliana online and that looks very nice so I'll have a look around local garden centres for one.

 

evergreen climber

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 18:58

I'm having trouble working out how to post a reply to you all - maybe I've got it this time!? The arbour is in a sunny position but catches any wind that's around. I tried several times to grow acers but they all suffered windburn and gave up. The honeysuckle sounds an excellent idea, I'll have a look around for one. Many thanks for all your replies.

 

evergreen climber

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 17:11

I'm looking for an evergreen climber to cover the arbour. I had decided on a clematis armandii but then read that it doesn't like cold winds so that rules out my garden! Does anyone have any good ideas?

Colour. In garden

Posted: 06/09/2012 at 18:09

I have very few flowers in my garden but always have colour from penstemon (deep red to lilac - mid to late summer), heuchera (black, orange, lime green - all year round) and hellebore (green, pink, white - winter) Also, grasses are excellent for giving year-long interest.

slugs & beer traps

Posted: 07/07/2012 at 10:08

Thanks for responding, Auntie Betty.  This is the first year I have really made an effort to get rid of the nasties; due to this wet weather they are overrunning the greenhouse. I posted the question because I don't know what to do with all the gunge (I have considered chucking it over the fence to the field at the back!) There are live slugs & snails etc in the compost bins so they must remain there when they're dead but of course they haven't been mixed with Tesco's cheapest lager. How did you dispose of your nasties when you had skewered them?

slugs & beer traps

Posted: 06/07/2012 at 13:45

I am having huge success with the beer traps I have put in the greenhouse to despatch alcoholic slugs. Can I empty the dead slugs & leftover beer into the compost bins? Incidentally, I have also found Venus Fly Traps to be invaluable in the greenhouse for dealing with smaller pests.

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