Valerie Gray

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Buddleia Buzz cuttings

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 11:04

So do mine, I have two, purple and Reddish . Both are terrific plants, but the rooted cutting seems to be exactly like the wild buddlejas, both in growth  & height and the smaller simpler flower heads

Buddleia Buzz cuttings

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 13:24

They are very hardy, no problem in droughts, but any new plant from a rooted cutting will not be so dwarf, mine are growing to near normal size Budleja, 5 to 6 ft

Chelsea tv coverage.

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 13:04

I think ,Frank, you are mocking your elders  !

grass paths

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 13:01

Thanks everybody for these helpful comments.I don't get moss, the whole area is open and sunny, and windswept!. I would be very happy to have one of these dreaded shady damp corners that  the pundits are always telling you how to cope with.

 I have thought of a hover mower, which is  very light and wondered if there were any problems that others have had with them  It is not so much that I  struggle but just that I like to find the best and easiest way to do things

   Any way 81 is not much different than 61 really

grass paths

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 13:28

You may be right, BUT... I get bored sitting indoors  !!, so the flowers keep me going.

  The beds are not much trouble, it is just the grass. I will probably just pay a young man, but here in Cornwall "men" are hard to get. There is more work around than gardeners


Chelsea tv coverage.

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 08:41

I agree about Carol Klein, it is nice to hear someone who knows something about plants.When you go to the show , you can't see anything because of the crowds, you just push and shove and keep buying very expensive coffee. 

  Why these celebs,i.e people with a lot of money, get to go in early and get the best view, I don't know. The RHS should have a lottery for their members to go in on the early day, or at the crack of dawn before it opens

grass paths

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 08:34

a battery mower would solve the cable problem , but they are heavy, and at my age (81) that is a significant feature.The paths started as a lawn , and then cut out more and more beds, leaving strips of grass.They don't get muddy here because the soil is so stony.Stepping stones would be a big effort and cost.

grass paths

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 16:59

I do not have a lawn , instead I have several narrow connecting grass paths between flower beds.

  The petrol self driven mower only wants to go in straight lines and not go to the edges

  The electric rotary involves heavy pushing and pulling and the cables drag over the plants

  Robotic mowers do not seem to accept narrow routes, less than 1 metre wide

 Can any one suggest the best way to tackle my paths

Plants for complete shaded areas

Posted: 20/03/2012 at 16:39

Brunnera is superb in dry shade Cant kill it

Also Dicentra formosa .blue divided leaves and white hanging flowers

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