Propagating the National Collection

At Langley

Jenny, Ashley’s part-time assistant has just done the 3rd Topbuxus Healthmix spray of the year and today we spread Grow around in anticipation of a thundery breakdown at the week-end!

There has been no evidence of caterpillars and pheromone traps are on order.  These will be installed in the next few weeks time as there have been moth sightings quite close to the area.

Cuttings from the Buxus Collection being propagated to increase security of rarer varieties at Shallowmead Nurseries, Lymington
Cuttings from the Buxus Collection being propagated to increase security of rarer varieties at Shallowmead Nurseries, Lymington

Propagation

News of the cuttings that were sent off to Shallowmead Nurseries as part of the propagation programme is good with only one variety, Yakushima not taking.

The varieties that are growing well are:

Green Velvet
Crossley
Belleville
Golden triumph
Langley Beauty
Golden Dream
No ID Blue
Ingrid
Chateau
Ickworth Giant
Molesworth
Wallichiana
Helen Whiting
Waterfall
Inverewe
Kind Midas
Green Balloon
Graham Blandy
Racket
Wisley Blue
Haller
Grace Phillips Kendricks