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Just a thought .............

Posted: 01/12/2015 at 13:02

Just more squatters Jo.............

Rudbeckia-the plants that gives pleasure for 4 months plus some.

Posted: 01/12/2015 at 13:01

Firecracker, I dig up a few roots to pot up.  Come spring I have extra plants for flowering in summer 

Never Never Not Ever

Posted: 01/12/2015 at 12:32

No Punkdoc.  bit disappointed with that one.  However, might try it elsewhere because at its best was nice.  

Gertie, I know what you mean re hydrangeas but these can be SUPERB if given conditions they like.  I have one in too dry a spot that was more woody than foliage and flower but last year I gave it an ultimatum...grow or go.  I mulched and watered it well this year and it has been great.  (Shhh! Don't spill the beans but it will still be discarded and I will plant another in good soil.  A white or one of the new red varieties )

Never Never Not Ever

Posted: 01/12/2015 at 12:08

Roses, bamboo, photinia, eleagnus, pampas grass, euphorbia griffithi, lysimachia, non shrubby artemisias, annuals planted in the garden (pots ok.) 

Dove, I have an aucuba that perfectly fits a dark,,difficult out of the way spot.  Not to be shown off tho 


Posted: 01/12/2015 at 08:23

for me the roots were thick and "pushing".  From a 3 litre plant the roots prob grew to exceed rootball by 40 cm at a guess in one season ....deep and wide.

the soil there is good and rich.  In other parts of my garden....esp the front garden the soil is different,,viz., sandy but I decided sgainst planting it there.

others may have different experiences with this plant.  

I have an aversion to planting anything that could invade.  I grow rudbeckias that spread but these roots are surface and easy to control.  Just worry about roots I cant see that wander.

Rudbeckia-the plants that gives pleasure for 4 months plus some.

Posted: 01/12/2015 at 08:13

morning young codger 

agree rudbeckias flower for months....goldsturn,,for example, has flowered since July here. i cut them back a,week or so ago but I already have a few re flowering.  

Rudbeckias range from annuals to hardy perennials so you need to know what you have. I have a feeling yours are annuals.  Hiwever, dig a few up and pot them to leave in your mini gh.  


Posted: 01/12/2015 at 08:03

Morning Jo....spreading to the point that roots were well out of their planting zone.  I felt a second season would be too much

I always check new plants after their first season and with eupatorium the roots were too aggressive to risk leaving it there.  


Posted: 01/12/2015 at 07:55

Morning folks 

mild, dry and very pleasant out there

It's my birthday

Posted: 01/12/2015 at 07:54


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