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By Slimdil

Northumberland, United Kingdom Gb

I took a cutting from a Leycesteria Formosa which has rooted successfully. As the parent shrub has been in my garden for a few years I am assuming it is hardy. At the moment it is sitting in a pot in my greenhouse. When should I plant it out? Or should I leave it to over-winter in the greenhouse? Thanks.



I think keep it in the greenhouse unless you have a sheltered spot for it. Beware as Leycesteria can grow into a lovely big shrub which seeds freely into gravel areas! No need for cuttings in the future...just pot up the baby plants annually.

20 Oct, 2010


Treeman when do you collect the seeds to plant and what sort of compost do you use to plant the seeds in please?

23 Oct, 2010

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