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Buddleia puzzle

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 13:21

I regard the Buzz varieties as needing better soil and comditions than the usual buddleias. 

Conflicting opinions above but I don't think buzz is good in pots for more than one season.

I have buzz Ivory purchased earlier this year.  It's  about 5' tall and full of flower.  Been flowering for few weeks. It's in a dryish spot but has good soil.  Not fed.  I deadhead as soon as flowers go over which prolongs flowering


Posted: 27/08/2014 at 08:29

In my experience acteas need a year or,two to settle before making vigorous growth amd flowerimg Fairy. I'm a little taller too,today.....a little lomger in bed today.....oops!  

When is the best time to prune black currents & how's it done :-)

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 08:20

I prune in two ways.   I cut off whole fruiting branches where I can .....easier to pick.  However, I prune out fruited stems.  I also remove one or two of the oldest wood right down to,the ground.  Fruit comes on last year's wood and wood from shoots made year before. 

A scattering of fish blood and bone after pruning too. 


Posted: 27/08/2014 at 08:03

Morning folks....and you shorties .....

Wet today albeit warm. ,

Still waiting for couple of plamts to flower......acteas almost there as is aconitum stainless steel 

Potted plants for winter?

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 22:06

I have quite a large one ...pieris flaming silver growing in the  garden.  Looks good now but it's innthe spring when it comes alive with those  "spears dipped in blood" contrasting with white flowers.   Will post a picture too, if I remember too .  Looks ESP good  with blue corydalis at its feet 

dahlias dahling

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 20:08

Got a few of the simple single varieties that I like very much.  However ??ou guys are tempting me here ...........

Potted plants for winter?

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 14:19

Over the weekend I bought pieris Flaming Silver amd a beautiful glazed pot as a gift for someone.  The plant has green and white leaves, brilliant red new growth and white flowers.   Luckily ...out of has its flowers opening now along with red leaves.  It will provide interest all year round.  (acid compost, of course) 

Identify please.

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 08:31

Saponaria grows wild on the Towans behind me leading to the beach.  Lovely in the wild but wouldn't want it in my garden 


Posted: 26/08/2014 at 08:25

Do you like chillis then Stacey???

Growing vegetables in the driveway with cars

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 12:39

No, not for me.  The idea of growing our own veg is for it to be as healthy and chemical free as possible.

The concept of car exhausts.....fumes will remain in the veg .....and edible crops sounds bad 

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