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Posted: 28/07/2015 at 12:22

Annoying this...just replied in detail only to lose my post

i purchased half a dozen this year and all are flowering well or about to.

a few points.  The roots are very thick and every plant I received was rootbound.  Well, they are vigorous plants.  I loosen every root lewving nothing to grow around the rootball.  Long roots left dangling and widespread.  I soak then for 30 minutes or more then put into my case 5 litre pots.  I soak again and put saucers under those pots And leave for a day or so in the shade.  Then move into the sun and water thoroughly again.

after a week or so I plant out and thoroughly soak it again.

ok, knips like hot dry soil but when established.  I think water is the critical factor initially


Anyone had health problems after pruning Buddleia?

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 08:59

Yes it is a little like that for me too Reluctant Gardener.  Only on my one and only tall variety.  The pollen from it is the cause I think. 

it may be a shame but to make sure take off all the flowers asap and see if it makes a difference.  if anything like mine your buddleia will be packed with flower...and pollen.

Doomed I tell you.......

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 08:55

Bit of fiddling and my smilies have returned.  

Think I will have a range today 

Doomed I tell you.......

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 07:44
Doomed I tell you......doomed.......

Garden centre

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 07:43
Well Rinus at least you have got some really nice plants to lift that depression


Posted: 28/07/2015 at 07:42
Hello forkees
Dry overnight and today. Still coolish though
Not getting much damage with slugs/snails. Checked around last night and found half a dozen snails or less. So I guess I'm doing something right.
Didnt enjoy Carol Kleine last evening. I know she is very popular but I find her irritating. And roses too! Not my favourite plant.

Gardening quiz.

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 07:35
It suddenly hit me Dove.......doh!


Posted: 27/07/2015 at 23:54
Still cannot post pictures or get smilies.
If you're reading this Daniel I think this is affecting a number of us

Doomed I tell you.......

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 23:52
Very low temperatures are forecast for this week overnight. Even down here 7 degrees or less is suggested. I guess north of the Tamar temps could go as low as 4 These temps, if they occur, will not be good for tender plants ornamental of edible

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 23:43
Hey, impressed Wonky with your garden......smilie
Adrian Bloom was always an inspiration to me. My kind of gardener....from his ways with conifers, heathers and foliage plants to his island beds. Now, having him present a tv series would be a real treat.

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