Auerstadt on the chopping block
After 4 years doing absolutely nothing, after 3 tries with different clones, I'm slicing a shovel into the ground by dear Duchesse d'Auerstadt, and barring a miracle of biblical proportions, will gleefully shovel prune her into oblivion on Saturday. The pattern of Tea-Noisette (and Noisettes in general) nothingness in my garden continues. I am a slow learner, but finally got it...no more of them for me. The only ones that have done well have been Chromatella and Lamarque...marginally good has been Crepuscule (which friends nearby grow perfectly) Bouquet d'Or and Reve d'Or, and all the rest are miserable.