anybody else missing the rhododendrons...........

Started by: i-spy (14716) 

the plantations just don't look the same without them.

Happily they still thrive at Gidlow cemetery and look terrific.

Started: 13th Jun 2015 at 21:44

Posted by: jo anne (32725) 

I liked the rhododendrons, I-spy, but I quite like to see the way the woods are developing without them, too. The conservation pigs are growing on me too. (Facebook)

Replied: 13th Jun 2015 at 23:07

Posted by: tonker (21577) 

Rhododendron, is a nice flower, evergreen, it lasts forever, but it can't beat the Strand power !

Replied: 13th Jun 2015 at 23:22

Posted by: elizabeth (5439) 

I mentioned them on a earlier posting and always thought they looked terrific as you went in from the big gates on Wigan lane and there used to be lots on the way down to the brook and the Puzzling walkd I oresume the walks are still there shame if they have gone

Replied: 15th Jun 2015 at 14:40

Posted by: baker boy (15427)

disease spreaders.although the way the have been disposed of means like terminator, they will be back.sawing them down just means they sprout up again,they have to be grubbed up from the root system.

Replied: 19th Jun 2015 at 20:29

Posted by: nyce horse (3440)

Soon be looking like Wiggins version of Disneyworld.

Replied: 20th Jun 2015 at 09:35

Posted by: scoop (3285) 

Should be cleared out all over the country,waste of space,they flower for a short time and kill the ground for any other plants.

Replied: 17th Jul 2015 at 20:45

Posted by: staffbullterrier (2224)

and you got willy wavers hiding in them

Replied: 31st Jul 2015 at 13:49

Posted by: baker boy (15427)

a foreign species, another bloody immigrant.i await the triumvirates responses immediately.

Replied: 10th Aug 2015 at 19:34

Posted by: Jazzy (8654) 

BB are you talking about the willy wavers or the Rhododendrons

Replied: 10th Aug 2015 at 19:52

Posted by: scoop (3285) 

I don't think he means the Rhododendrons.

Replied: 11th Aug 2015 at 19:24

Posted by: Jazzy (8654) 

Either is possible scoop!

Replied: 11th Aug 2015 at 19:48

Posted by: baker boy (15427)

two birds with one stone, excellent.

Replied: 17th Aug 2015 at 19:49

Posted by: elizabeth (5439) 

I have a lovely one growin in a Very old beer barrel and this year how it got there I dont know but sprouting from the soil is a Buddlia ==seed blown by the wind if I had tried to plant one it would have dies so now O have 2 different plants and I love them bpth

Replied: 20th Aug 2015 at 16:21

Posted by: momac (10781) 

Elizabeth..last year I got two buddleias,one white
and one red..they were only a few inches
they're about eight feet tall and the flowers are
twelve inches long..only today I've taken cuttings
off them for a friend..what colour is yours.?

Replied: 20th Aug 2015 at 16:52

Posted by: marsin (181)

momac..when you take your cuttings do you put them in water or plant them in soil?

Replied: 21st Aug 2015 at 01:30

Posted by: momac (10781) 

Marsin,I put these buddleia cuttings in soil..but
some cuttings do better in water..what I normally
do is when I take cuttings off any plant is put
one in water and one in soil and see which prefers

Replied: 21st Aug 2015 at 07:31

Posted by: elizabeth (5439) 

Hi the one growing in the barrel at the front of the house has no flowers as yet but the one at the bottom of my 120ft back garden is the most lovely shade of Lilac, I presume it is a seedling from the back

Replied: 22nd Sep 2015 at 17:02


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