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Leycesteria formosa


Leycesteria formosa



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I have this too, looks lovely for so long, have a gold leaf form too, have you seen that one?did think about taking cuttings but not sure when's the best time, the stems are hollow too aren't they.

16 Sep, 2010

 

They usually take from seed really easy, as birds seem to deliver it into gardens.

16 Sep, 2010

 

Never thought of growing from the seeds Treesandthings,not like me I love growing from seed, thanks I'll give it a go:-)

17 Sep, 2010

 

Beautiful, Dawn. The little plants you sent me are doing well but I am keeping them in pots until next spring. I daren't risk the tortoises trampling them and Millie has clumsy feet too :)

17 Sep, 2010

 

Hi Gee, I'm so pleased your little plants are doing well and that the tortoises are happy.
Kathy: Yes, like Treesandthings say, seed down so easily, never collected seed but find the little plants seeded by themselves around the garden. Yes, the stems are hollow and no, I've not seen the gold one. I'm surprised you've not had self sets, they must like my clay.

17 Sep, 2010

 

No haven't had any self seed, strange as I have clay soil too :-(
I'll take a picture of the gold one sometime this weekend.

17 Sep, 2010

 

Gorgeous love that deep wine colour and the flower stunning.

17 Sep, 2010

 

beautiful Dawn

18 Sep, 2010

 

Thanks everyone, Kathy: I'll look out for your pic.

22 Sep, 2010

 

Wow makes mine look a bit sick....lol

25 Sep, 2010

 

How shiney and gorgeous deep wine beautiful Dawn.

26 Sep, 2010

amy
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I love it Dawn but we have so many growing around us that I am constantly pulling them up like weeds , the birds obviously love eating the seeds then dropping them in our garden ............

27 Sep, 2010

 

Same here Amy. I sent Gee a few baby plants that I found. I wonder sometimes how they get going in heavy clay, but they do.
Dotty: Isnt your's doing well then or is it a young one.

27 Sep, 2010

 

Hi Dawn WOW its fabulous the colour the shape everything, i could cry Amy saying she pulls them up LOL

28 Sep, 2010

 

They are a nice plant Margaret. Would you like a baby one.

28 Sep, 2010

 

It's lovely Dawnsaunt. We were fortunate enough to have one appear in our garden - delivered by bird I'd guess.

1 Oct, 2010

 

Lucky you Claire, the blackbirds love the berries and I think they are the ones that distribute the seeds. :-)

3 Oct, 2010

 

Yes please Dawn,i would love that,thank you

7 Oct, 2010

 

I'll look out for one Margaret.

11 Oct, 2010

 

that will be really smashing Dawn ,a nice thing to look forward to

11 Oct, 2010

 

;-)

12 Oct, 2010



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