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Posted: 30/03/2015 at 18:04

We're all smitten by hostas right now it seems

hostas will grow very well in the sun.  As long as soil is damp.  Sun can bring out the best colours I understand 

primrose cottage, fire and ice is the "white one".   Green and white leaves but mainly white.  


Posted: 30/03/2015 at 18:02

We're all smitten by hostas right now it seems

hostas will grow very well in the sun.  As long as soil is damp.  Sun can bring out the best colours I understand 

Agastache Blue Boa

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 17:55

Just remind me, say in June 

Weather warnings issued

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 17:51

Just heard forecast ......very strone winds tonight and tomorrow.  

Agastache Blue Boa

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 17:15

Justin, contact me in summer and I'll post some cuttings to you.  No charge 

Leaf curl

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 17:13


a batten fastened on the wall above your peach tree and a sheet of polythene attached to it is effective.  It can be rolled up or draped when wet. 

Talkback: How to take aeonium cuttings

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 17:11

Quite a difference between North cornwall and far west where I am SFord.  Aeoniums often survive outdoors over winter for me.

Cutting the tops off for cuttings in spring or summer provides extra plants and makes the donor plants bushier 

Agastache Blue Boa

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 16:44

Justin, it's a sterile variety so seeds not an option.  The advantage of not seeding is that it flowers for such a lomg time

You need to purchase a plant.  If bought as plug then pot on a few times before planting out.  It likes warm conditions but needs the occasional watering.  

Cuttings...basal or stem...really are easy.  Take in summer and they will root and provide full size plants the following season. 

It's mild where I am so blue boa will survive outdoors here but generally you will need to overwinter your rooted cuttings

Agastache Blue Boa

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 16:21

Verdun has.......oh, that's me 

hiya Justin, I've been growing this Agastache for 3 or 4 years.  Slightly different sort of Agastache in that the flower spikes are a little chunkier and shorter than the usual varieties.

dont know what you want to know but for me it's an easy and hugely attractive plant.  Upright, erect, compact and purple blue  flowers all summer.  Grows best in sun in soil that doesn't dry out too much.

cuttings are dead easy too

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 15:45

Still pretty good weather here.  Quite warm in fact 

Turned my attention to front garden today and cut, tidied, moved plants and planted others, including lupins.  

Ordered hostas and took the opportunity to get some tips from the supplier/grower.  so far the experience with this supplier is advice and prompt delivery promised (should receive plants tomorrow).  I'm expecting plants in 1 litre pots.  If plant and delivery is good I,will add supplier to " good guys" thread.


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