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Posted: 27/02/2015 at 08:53

Not sure about getting played out, but saw some exciting new strains this week , recently bred and launched in this country. Loads of flower stems. Sorry but didn't catch the name, but will look out for them.


Posted: 27/02/2015 at 07:46

DG smothers hers with mushroom compost each summer, plus some BFB. I am not sure if mine are as good either. Perhaps last summer was not ideal for them?

I may see her again soon, so will ask for you if I can.


Posted: 26/02/2015 at 23:23

Hi Verd.... Diana Guy showed one called Croaticus... dark enough?


Posted: 26/02/2015 at 23:21

Moving after flowering is too early and risks loss. Wait until fully dormant in summer and before growth starts.


Pruning a Budlea Tree??

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 16:30

You kill a B by cutting below its lowest growing point. However you still have dig it out!!

Pruning a Budlea Tree??

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 12:01

Hi, having now seen what you are up against these trees probably need to be pollarded. We are no longer talking about pruning a standard Buddleia bush, as per most of the advice you have received on here so far. I have never pollarded anything and others are probably more able to help. However it basically means shortening everything down to where they sprout from the main trunk.


Posted: 08/02/2015 at 10:30

I'm on my way Verd.... only 4 hours... put 't kettle on...


Posted: 07/02/2015 at 11:27

A BT engineer plugged his gizmo into my incoming socket, announced " the fault is 122 metres away", left for 20 minutes and returned to say he had found a corroded thin gummy and suddenly I had reasonably good speeds, for this area. He also advised me , if I ever needed to reboot the wifi, to click on the icon at the top of your screen, rather than at the router or plug.Doing the latter loses all the information the system builds up from your usage.

Pruning a Budlea Tree??

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 20:59

I know of one growing in pure chalk , up a chalk cliff about 100 ft. above the ground.

Pruning a Budlea Tree??

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 16:37

Deadhead too to get repeat flowering, altho' the first flush is the best. Butterflies go mad for it.

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They are much better microwaved for about 3 mins., turned over, mw for 3 more mins. Lot less bother than boiling . Keep flavour and scrunch. 
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