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Posted: 01/12/2013 at 16:16

Yes have grown different varieties of phygelius busy lizzie.  That's what it does...viz.,it runs amd runs.  It's why I stopped growing it.  

If I were to grow it again I would do so where it's rampancy wouldnt matter too much but, in any case, I would dig it up every year and replant after cutting back those roots.  Or I would plant it in a pot and sink it in the ground.  

Im aware of invasive plants ....they can become a perennial nuisance. 


Posted: 01/12/2013 at 13:43

Oops!   Er......em....It was only a fiver actually.  

Summer Jasmine

Posted: 01/12/2013 at 13:41

Hiya ogster, 

No need to worry about leaf drop.  

I usually prune mid way in November.  However better to do this in early spring.  

I use a hedgetrimmer for now and then secateurs later 

......the good guys

Posted: 01/12/2013 at 13:35

Well, Dave, it was your idea .......  A good one I think.

I have had excellent service from Ashwoods, perhill nurseries, Cotswold garden flowers, crocus and Hardys

I have had poor service too but...being the persistent "knowing my rights" sort of guy I am........I have always had full recompense.  I simply do not go to these guys again though as I feel they should get it right first time 

Not too sure about the newspaper offers  though!  bought illumination pink foxgloves from QVC last year that were good value 

Camera Corner

Posted: 01/12/2013 at 13:23

Amazing structure on the duck's wing.  So tactile.   I'll need to develop a lot more patience to take a picture like that David 


Posted: 01/12/2013 at 13:16

What a mess you lot have left for me.  Who left that £50 note in the corner of the cabin?

Well, disappointing!  Sun was forecast today....yesterday it was glorious.....but it's overcast 

Ive been asked to attend the foodbank for an extra day tomorrow. Things are getting little hectic   Couldn't refuse....the guy at the top was appealing on local radio today. Wot a guilt trip   But,  the need is ever more clear

Just been reading about Correas.  Anyone growing them?  Almost got a couple two or three years ago. Essentially winter flowering, mild enough here for them and evergreen so don't know why I've prevaricated


......the good guys

Posted: 01/12/2013 at 09:15

Following a suggestion on the forum, here is a thread giving praise to those good online suppliers of plants, etc.

Dove Cottage for good perennials well packed, economically priced and providing a wide range of both new and old varieties.  I have yet to be disappointed with this supplier. Woottens is first class in every way and is my first choice for online purchases


Posted: 01/12/2013 at 08:38

Morning everybody

Be healthy folks 

Sambucus Nigra - help

Posted: 01/12/2013 at 08:36

Camera Corner

Posted: 30/11/2013 at 20:44

No chance this thread will fizzle out.  Although I've yet to post any pictures I intend to. It's a perfect addition to,the forum 

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They're bossing it now........

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Love your garden

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hardy geraniums pictures

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