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buddjlea buzz

Posted: 12/10/2012 at 08:37
Normally I would put buddleia cuttings outside but I get the impression they are very small and not hardwood cuttings. I bought very small plant from supermarket last autumn and kept in greenhouse over winter. It has grown well and produced several flowers. So, anything small is protected

buddjlea buzz

Posted: 12/10/2012 at 00:23
Lynne24 thanks for info. I think your buddleia buzz will be much bigger in the ground. Will look out for one.


Posted: 12/10/2012 at 00:19
No, I grow both and they are different geraniums. Rozanne is more of purplish colour. Jolly true blue.

buddjlea buzz

Posted: 11/10/2012 at 21:02
Yes keep indoors. Dont let dry out. Not grown buddleia buzz. Long floweriing?

Am I posting too much?

Posted: 11/10/2012 at 20:59
Joslow having a joke. Been at the wine I think. Ha ha

Am I posting too much?

Posted: 11/10/2012 at 19:29
Oh CIA, not south wall

Am I posting too much?

Posted: 11/10/2012 at 19:28
Niger for pots. Orientalis in the ground.


Posted: 11/10/2012 at 11:59
Lokelani, could you plant some hardy geraniums with your roses and bulbs? Lovely vigorous blue ones like jolly bee? And some foliage types like Ann folkard and Tanya rendell? Space them out, being aware that your,bulbs are there too, and you have a low maintenance colourful,and easy border with your roses?


Posted: 11/10/2012 at 08:50
I grow a variegated "perennial" wallflower. Lovely plant but not truly perennial.. I take cuttings in August for garden-size plants the following summer. Bowles mauve can and often does survive for a couple of years or so and look quite impressive but is best as regarded as one year plant....I think


Posted: 10/10/2012 at 18:22
I dont think Bowles.mauve likes to be pruned. It's a very short lasting plant producing its best flowers in first year. I deadhead regularlly in the growing season. I now take cuttings in,the spring and following spring plant these out. I have cut it back hard and sometimes it responds sometimes not. I deadhead when the best of the flower is past it's best. I think it often looks a sorry sight in winter so that space is best suited for something else....

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