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Latest posts by Verdun

Foxtail Lilies

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 22:49
Wise words wood green but we gardeners are stubborn creatures. We want to grow what we cannot.
If good summer comes I think a few of us may see flowers this year

Plants from cuttings

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 22:46
I had you in mind Ryan for this thread.
Am sure the suggestions will flood in for you and some useful tips too to ensure success


Posted: 25/03/2013 at 22:43
Buxus is evergreen...just want to join in the banter.
Many plants can be semi evergreen.....buddleias often are according to the weather and situation.

Lynchis ('Ragged Robin')

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 22:37
Hi Hollie hock, I grew a nice variety of flos cuculi called Jenny. This one I found to prefer some moisture but it was a stunning colour

Polemonium Caeruleum

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 22:31
I think though that it's a biennial eryngium. But yes this one is easily seed raised

Plants from cuttings

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 22:28
I have lots of plants raised from cuttings in my garden.....just as most people have....ranging from conifers to alpines. Suggestions please for perennials that can be quickly propagated by cuttings....penstemons, osteospermums, provide cheap quick colour. I think this may be a useful thread for new gardeners

Polemonium Caeruleum

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 22:19
Hello Ryan, jade frost flowers from June. Think it doesn't set seed though. Eryngiums for me are difficult to propagate....cuttings rarely take and the parent plant does not like being disturbed for splitting and root cuttings arent easy.
If you want to take cuttings consider other perennials.
Things like penstemons, for a plant and take cuttings from it in mid spring. I always cut it back to make it bushy and use cuttings for propagation. They root fast and make flowering plants quickly.
I'll start a thread about perennials from cuttings

Lynchis ('Ragged Robin')

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 22:00
Best grown in poorish soils in full sun with little feeding. Grown hard they should not need staking in my experience. Never staked one yet. Dead head regularly and it will flower for months
Hollie hock I think you hit the reason for It falling over...heavy soil and shade.

Polemonium Caeruleum

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 21:00
Ryan, just get individual plants first...see if you like them.
I didn't use seed...I bought plants

Lynchis ('Ragged Robin')

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 20:58
I split every year. They make large flowering plants for summer

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