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Crown imperial is eaten by something

Posted: 23/03/2017 at 22:26

Haven't seen any larvae yet but last year it was totally desimated.

Crown imperial is eaten by something

Posted: 23/03/2017 at 21:34

ive had an orange Crown imperial that's has been doing well until last year when something eat it all. Didn't expect it to survive but it did. However something is eating it again. Could it be Lilly beetles? The plant is about seven years old.

'Hardy Nasturtium'

Posted: 23/03/2017 at 10:45

My empress of India does selfseed but they only germinate in late autumn which is a bit odd

'Hardy Nasturtium'

Posted: 23/03/2017 at 10:43
flowerlady3 says:

Thrilled to hear it that your nasturtium is still going strong!

any chance of saving a couple of seeds for me so that I can see if they survive 20 miles along the  A38 from you!!???

See original post

 I'll see what i can do if i managed to get it to flower 😀

'Hardy Nasturtium'

Posted: 21/03/2017 at 22:29

It is still going!!!

'Hardy Nasturtium'

Posted: 04/02/2017 at 21:55

It is still ignoring the fact that it has been freezing cold here in Bristol!

'Hardy Nasturtium'

Posted: 08/01/2017 at 14:23

I will. If it gives up the ghost now I will be very miffed.

'Hardy Nasturtium'

Posted: 08/01/2017 at 14:13

This is the stubborn blighter.

'Hardy Nasturtium'

Posted: 08/01/2017 at 13:22

Mine is not against the house. it stands fully exposed next to a metal railing. The ones that were in a much more sheltered position have almost died and the one growing next to this one is also almost dead. The last one still standing seems to be very reluctant to give up.

'Hardy Nasturtium'

Posted: 08/01/2017 at 13:07

How hardy are nasturtiums? I have an Empress of India who is growing in a exposed window box by the entrance to my flat which is hellbent on surviving this winter. All the other ones have succumbed to the frost we had in the beginning of December here in Bristol but this one is doing rather well. If it survives into spring and sets seeds I will collect them to see if it is a hardyish strain (unlikely but one can but hope)

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