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Posted: 30/11/2015 at 23:26

cordylines grow everywhere down here....and I mean everywhere and thrive.  

I grow a couple of varieties including Albertii.  This grows in the poorest, driest soil.  It is over 20 years old and been cut down several times.  heavy soil would be fatal over winter Helena so dig it up.  

I think you should forget about growing it in your garden.....incorporating compost would not help.  It is an ideal pot plant....if you repot in spring into a larger container it will be larger.  I suggest a basic john innes with plenty of grit or perlite. 


Posted: 30/11/2015 at 23:16

I have grown eupatorium chocolate..i think you will find it is also known as ageratina chocolate.

i felt it was potentially too invasive so removed it after one season. It grew vigorously in deep rich soil.   Not overly attractive for me. 


Posted: 30/11/2015 at 20:00

14 degrees here 

Weed wands...

Posted: 30/11/2015 at 18:16

Fairy, fairy, fairy, have respect for the superior sex please . We gave you the vote.  Dont abuse it. 


Posted: 30/11/2015 at 17:11

Dry all day here.  And warm.....well warmish.  St.Oggie is still smilng on us here 

Hey! It's christmas soon...wot are you getting me?

Posted: 30/11/2015 at 17:09

Think my eyesight is failing KEF.....ha ha,,thought you said nowt.   Ha ha 

Hey! It's christmas soon...wot are you getting me?

Posted: 30/11/2015 at 12:41

Ah yes!  That would be nice 

Your eight 'Desert Island Discs' plants

Posted: 30/11/2015 at 12:16

It's in the scoffitfastus family Flowerlover.  Cutting material is very scarce 


Posted: 30/11/2015 at 12:13

Hiya it was meant for this thread.  One "chatty" thread is enough. Ha ha 

indeed Snow....I did consider it but I don't harbour grudges, etc.,  I speak out but then let matters settle and try to "shake hands" again.  Besides I've just started a thread for members to get me something for crimbo 

Hey! It's christmas soon...wot are you getting me?

Posted: 30/11/2015 at 12:05

Yvie, I resemble that scurrilous attack   I'll  have you know I laugh at every one of my jokes 

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