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jean6jean6 Posts: 157




  • jean6jean6 Posts: 157

    rediculous.. only way i ahve found to load is look at blank pic then wen i load it appears..anyway husband bought these at car boot..any one know what they are & how to propigate etc image

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 19,692

    It looks like Centaurea montana.Perennial Cornflower or Knapweed are the common names jean. You can divide it up after it's flowered and replant. image

  • jean6jean6 Posts: 157

    ah so does it over winter ok..live in the south east...just had a look & yes u r right...thanks for that.. hot enough for you..image

  • catnipcatnip Posts: 67

    Knapweed does suffer from mildew- make sure you water it a lot when it's still young. The bees seem fond of mine! Absolutely hot enough for me- you?

  • figratfigrat Posts: 1,619

    If mine gets mildew ( which it does most years) I just cut it back to ground level.

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 19,692

    Mildew caused by hot dry weather isn't a problem we're familiar with in Scotland....image

    May be a problem for some this year though- I'm getting a touch of it myself I think.. 

    Seriously - it's common up here because it's hardy and reliable and we do get lots of rain normally so it always looks good.

  • jean6jean6 Posts: 157

    Catnip... far too hot for me..i only come out at night lol...

    in south east I am lucky as got no mildew.. am collecting seed now to sow in early spring...

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