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Updates..illumination pink and wild swan

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 18:37

Don't think wild swan does seed.....propagated by cuttings


Posted: 05/08/2013 at 18:32

Agree....loads of bees everywhere.  


Posted: 05/08/2013 at 13:21

...this morning in the rain some 20 or more bees were feasting on agastache blue boa and as many again on agastache Black Adder just a couple of metres behind.  Not native plants but bees love em.  I expect butterflies to do same soon.   

to dig or do not disturb

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 13:12



Posted: 05/08/2013 at 13:07

Share your love of echinaceas Stacey.  I have summer sky, a newish hybrid, and it's looking it's best ever now.  Been flowering for few weeks.  It's third year here.  Sundown, white swan, hot Papya, marmalade, summer sun, etc.  

I won't have you dissing father Xmas.  He still brings me pressies every year.....


Updates..illumination pink and wild swan

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 13:02

Berghill, it's prob same plant.  Lovely thing.  The blue back in the wind sets off white faces perfectly

DT Brown Seeds

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 12:59

Thanks jenma


Posted: 05/08/2013 at 11:30

morning david

lavendars do get leggy and tatty.  do you cut it back hard every year?  to keep it young lavendar needs pruning off the flower stems and some of the new foliage after flowering.

if your lavendar has not been pruned and is very woody you can try cutting it back but not into old wood.  take cuttings now...look for young shoots low down and pot them up

Bargain corner plants

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 10:14

hiya tattianna

I would use john innes for your acer if in a pot but an ericaceous one.  acers prefer it on the acidic side and with good soil

the clematis?  yes cut it back to encourage bushyness and plant bit deeper too

Updates..illumination pink and wild swan

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 10:09

thanks paula.  sold as a hardy plant but now not hardy!  it should survive here but I will dig up one clump to overwinter.  will look to see if basal cuttings can be taken

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