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Old 21-02-2016, 06:36 PM   #11
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I need to remember to keep some, in places my torts can't get at! I find they demolish the lot! Toying with the idea of fencing off certain sections this year and moving the fencing round to give areas chance to recover, sprout again!
I don't put my campanula any where near the torts, as they demolis it, and won't come back, as they will eat all new shoots.
I have it in the front of our house and down the side of the house. Always plenty to have when weeds are short.
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Old 23-02-2016, 11:36 AM   #12
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alan are there different types of campanula as in some pots seem to last one season but I have a big pot that comes year after year or is that just 'pot' (I like it!) luck. CB
I have quite a few different types including one with white flowers which I think got choked out by the larger purple one next to it. All of the types I have keep their leaves all year round. Most of them grow in a clump but one type, maybe the one that grows wild in the UK, it is one that spreads. I have them in their enclosure outside and although they eat them they don't seem to do it to the extent where it gets wiped out.

EDIT> I'm not sure how many types there are, some may be hybrids but when I was at Alnwick Castle Gardens once they had campanula that was about 4ft high

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Old 23-02-2016, 11:48 AM   #13
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This was the tall stuff at Alnwick
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Old 23-02-2016, 12:11 PM   #14
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Wow - must go to the garden centre for some campanula
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Old 25-02-2016, 08:37 PM   #15
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Wow - must go to the garden centre for some campanula
Im excited cause I have not let mine loose on it yet as they were all in pots. Bought 2 little pots !! full of blue colour how remarkable! can I divide them do yu reckon - a little collateral damage on the roots and make 4 plants ? CB
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Im excited cause I have not let mine loose on it yet as they were all in pots. Bought 2 little pots !! full of blue colour how remarkable! can I divide them do yu reckon - a little collateral damage on the roots and make 4 plants ? CB
They're easily divided and very hardy, CB.
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I needed some plants for a bare area of garden and wanted ground cover types and in Lidl today I got Campanula for 2.89 each and huge pots of Horned Violet (Viola Cornuta) for 5 each. I know Campanula is edible and think viola is too. This is actually last week's offer but they still had some left
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good tip, thanks Alan, I have bought some fleabane (which should not be eaten ) so planting for colour only and was interested to see lobelia shouldn't be eaten which mine don't touch but there are some around.
I need a source for some good nasturtiums if you see them at Lidl ! why don't they do them in blue ! CB
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