Latest posts by Verdun

Bush/Tree Identification

Posted: 22/12/2012 at 11:32
Am I the only one who doesn't like this plant? Maybe because it's often grown in the wrong place....e.g. A friend has it only a metre from her front door. It seeds everywhere and bullies any and all neighbouring plants. I don't think it's related to honeysuckle it? Someone will tell me


Posted: 22/12/2012 at 11:22
Never lost a buddleia yet through hard pruning. Did one for a friend two years go....scared her to death....that was about 20 feet high. cut it down to 3 feet. It flowered profusely and I have only recently pruned it again. But, maybe it depends on how cold it might get to in a cooler place than I am. I agree with flowering rose about getting rid of old lanky stuff and starting again with new stock. Whenever I do this though I look out for newer and better varieties

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 22/12/2012 at 09:28
It is now getting bad in parts of Cornwall. More flooding last night and this morning on top of earlier floods. Landslips and people vacating their properties. Nothing but rain in the forecast. All so unreal....................


Posted: 22/12/2012 at 09:17
Never be afraid to hard prune a buddleia. You wont kill it. ,it will regrow from the ground level if cut that hard. If mine I would do just that right now but perhaps best to cut it fairly hard now and then again early spring.

Plant names for people

Posted: 21/12/2012 at 19:36
I can only mutter that!

Plant names for people

Posted: 21/12/2012 at 18:51
Dianthus David and Sarah. I'm sure there's a sweet pea named after Lorraine chase but there must be sweet peas with some of those names you want.There's a hardy geranium sanguinium called Bloody Graham. .???

autumn colour

Posted: 21/12/2012 at 11:44
Looks lovely happymarion

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 21/12/2012 at 11:41
Dry and about 12degrees. Sun trying to poke through....think it will. Heavy rain forecast again tonight. So much water on the roads, fields, in people's houses. My ground is light sandy loam so a couple of dry that possible?.......and it will dry out.

growing onions from plants

Posted: 21/12/2012 at 09:11
Thanks busy-lizzie may sow red onion seed too.

favourite plant

Posted: 21/12/2012 at 00:12
Just noticed a lot of new posters on this forum with strange names. Don't really believe in father Xmas but could this mean he has already arrived with his elves....maybe got my presssie? I'm getting excited now!

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