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Blue Chip Butterfly Bush - Non-Invasive Buddleia? By David Beaulieu Updated July 01, 2015.

Blue Chip Butterfly Bush - Non-Invasive Buddleia?

Plant Taxonomy of Blue Chip Butterfly Bush: Plant taxonomy classifies this shrub as Buddleia davidii 'Blue Chip' Lo & Behold®. Exploiting the hint of bluish-purple color in the flowers, 'Blue Chip' was used as the cultivar name. The plant is registered under the name, "Lo & Behold. " Plant Type for Lo & Behold: Broadleaf, deciduous flowering shrubs. Characteristics of Blue Chip Butterfly Bush: Blue Chip butterfly bush reaches a height of 24 - 36 inches, with a similar width. Continue reading below our video Planting Zones: Grow Lo & Behold in planting zones 5-9. Sun and Soil Requirements for Blue Chip Butterfly Bush:

Butterflies and Gardens. 17 August 2013 I’ve spoken in a previous article about the buddleia trial going on in Dorset and the first year results.

Butterflies and Gardens

This suggested ‘Dartmoor’ (bright purple, huge flower heads), ‘Autumn Beauty’ (Lavender colour, late flowerer) and ‘White Profusion’ (white!) Were top as far as the trial had gone at that point, though as all the bushes in the trial were not fully mature, this may change. What I didn’t discuss, however, was the impact of where they are planted. Butterflies need warmth to function: that’s why you so often see them sitting on paving stones, walls etc: they are soaking up the heat from whatever they are sitting on, plus the rays of the sun (if it’s out) directly. How to design a garden. Understanding how to design a garden is not that tricky.

How to design a garden

The principles are simple, yet like anything you need to know a few handy tricks to get you going in the right direction. So if you follow these steps that should get you off to a good start: Understand what you have Most people would like a beautiful garden to enjoy in the evenings and weekends and want to make the most of their space as an extension to their home. The problem comes when they jump in head first without taking stock of what they have already in their garden and what they really want to have in the future. Almost every plot is unique. Measure your plot. First of all, measure the length, the width and all the angles of your plot accurately and draw this to scale on a piece of paper, usually to a scale of 1:50. This is a scale bar. Start sketching in key dimensions, angles and features.

Hedgehog 16pp Booklet FINAL. Old Court Nurseries and The Picton Garden - Specialist growers of Autumn flowering Asters since 1906. Old Court Nurseries and The Picton Garden. Welcome to the home of the Plant Heritage National Collection of Autumn Flowering Asters.

Old Court Nurseries and The Picton Garden

The garden is open from August until mid October including many days for the National Gardens Scheme. Please check here, the NGS Yellow Book etc. or phone for opening dates and times. The garden has been featured in many magazines and newspapers and has been on several television programmes. History After Percy Picton took over Old Court Nurseries he continued to grow Michaelmas Daisies as well as greatly extending the range of Alpines, Herbaceous Perennials, Shrubs and trees.

Opening Times 2015 1st August - 31st August Wednesday - Sunday 11am - 5pm 1st September - 18th October DAILY 11am - 5pm 19th October - 31st July Closed Also open bank holiday Monday 24th August. Please check the Nursery page for opening times and the Yellow book for NGS days. We regretfully can't allow dogs in the garden or nursery. Admission Please contact us for information on group visits and garden tours. Garden Tour. Pruning Apple Trees – A few Basic Guidelines with Pictures. You should be pruning apple trees in the late winter or early spring.

Pruning Apple Trees – A few Basic Guidelines with Pictures

Why? When you cut a tree, it leaves an “open wound”. Our Advice Section & Customers Meadow Pictures. This entry was posted on October 20, 2013 by Tim Evans.

Our Advice Section & Customers Meadow Pictures

The following notes should cover the main points with regard to the establishment and maintenance of the seed to create a wild flower meadow. These notes will be by no means a definitive answer to all problems and if you require any further information do not hesitate to contact us. Olive Trees - Growing, Pruning, Harvesting, Care. OLIVE TREE - Olea The olive tree, Olea is an evergreen tree with silvery leaves and a twisted and gnarled trunk.

Olive Trees - Growing, Pruning, Harvesting, Care

It is native to Asia, Africa and Mediterranean Countries, but can be grown in other countries. The height of an olive tree rarely exceeds 8 to 15 metres / 25 to 50 feet. It has a spread of 7 - 9 metres which can take up to a 100 years to reach. A mature olive tree can withstand a frost temperature as low as around -10 to -12 degrees centigrade - however young trees are not frost hardy. If temperatures are likely to fall below this in winter it is better to grow olive trees in containers and move them into a cool, protected place inside such as a conservatory or cool greenhouse over winter .

Olives require long hot summers if the fruits are to fully ripen. They also need low enough winter temperatures for the chilling needed for the specific variety. Olive trees are best grown in a sunny spot in a well drained soil. Olives can grow in nutrient poor soils. Lifehacker.