Woodgreen wonderboy

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Posted: 06/11/2014 at 23:08

Hi Bill, my diary is now manic, rarely blank to let me do my thing. But would we want it any other way? I once had a job, thankfully lasting only a few months, where I had almost nothing to do, and it was one of the worst of times.


Posted: 06/11/2014 at 08:22

KEf, you could take leaves off now, it will cause the plant no problems and your flowers will stand proud.



Posted: 06/11/2014 at 07:41

Good morning all, first frost here and dahlias are clobbered. Sad but it seems to happen every year

DD, cutting off old leaves leads to fresh new clean growth, and displays the flowers better. Not absolutely essential, but the old leaves eventually blacken anyway, so get them off sooner rather than later. Here I can do it over the next few weeks, so no rush yet.

Have a problem with a switch on my central heating but am just about keeping it going as I wait for my man to come.

Off to lunch with some ladies I used to work with. Friend coming too. Great that we can keep up all these old friendships.

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Posted: 02/11/2014 at 20:38

They could self seed, especially if you leave seedbeds on for the birds over winter. Hirta is "hairy" which helps deter slugs and snails?

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Posted: 02/11/2014 at 18:37

They look perennial to me....


Posted: 02/11/2014 at 15:59

I get much more luck with seeds and seedlings from my bog-standard blues (hardy) than I do from my posh ones.

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Posted: 02/11/2014 at 14:38

I saw that thread and wondered what the world was coming to. Like you I sought and received "amistad" here as well as good plant advice. 

There are annual and perennial rudbeckias I think, but mine are definitely hardy. If you leave them out you will soon know which one you have.


Posted: 02/11/2014 at 14:34

They are best when they ripen on the plant, but can be stored in a paperbag, as a whole seedhead, and left to ripen. The seed will be black if you are  lucky.

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Posted: 02/11/2014 at 14:11

Love the idea of Salvia Amsted, Verd. I bought 3 for a friend who is now doing me some cuttings for next year. Could keep mauve theme by underplanting with annual verbenas? ( I think amistad is Spanish for friendship, so I formally propose it as the flower mascot for this thread?)

I am very happy with my new roundabout bed, about the same size as your bed DD.

Now planted with ornamental grasses, small rudbeckias, verb. bonariensis, and with my tree stumps, all finished of with my little house on the prairie, as supplied by Gardengirl.


Posted: 02/11/2014 at 13:40

I also have some in a curved rim pot which will be b****** to get out.... not such a good one

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