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Is bistort meant to go brown?

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 17:00

Thanks Kate 7 not too sure what you would call the soil they are in :-/

Is bistort meant to go brown?

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 18:17

Good idea.. not sure there is more than one root as it wasn't very big when it went in... will investigate tomorrow. Thanks again for all the help

Is bistort meant to go brown?

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 17:38

Hmmmmm... I wonder if I should rehome it under the tree then... but the poor thing will have only just settled after being planted - oh decisions decisions

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Is bistort meant to go brown?

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 13:18

Oh THANK YOU

Is bistort meant to go brown?

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 12:46

Last summer I bought a bistort plant from an 'open garden' event nearby, planted it in a sunny border and it grew bigger and spread - just the way I had hoped. Now all its leaves are brown. I have tried looking on various sites and in my trusty garden books but can't find out if they are meant to do this in winter. HELP!!!

Anemone de Caen

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 19:25

Thank you so much for getting back to me quickly. I am not good at waiting for things so didn't like the idea of leaving the anemones til next year. I have got a new greenhouse this year, the old plastic holey one was not frostproof but this one should be. Once I have soaked my corms and potted them up I will put the pots in there and await results with anticipation.

Anemone de Caen

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 18:45

I live in the Scottish Borders very close to the North Sea. We had no frost at all last year and last year's annuals in pots are still with me. I bought the Gardeners World special free bulb offer and it has just arrived. I came to look on here for when to plant my Anemone de Caen corms, but I am not sure I have an answer. It will be a sheltered site which gets a lot of sun, I plan to put my dutch iris and Muscari armiacum in there too, and put the chionodoxa in a border for company where I found one feeble example cowering last year. So big question.. CAN I PLANT THEM ALL NOW? or is there special times for each?

Nasty grey heap of stuff

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 19:02

There was an overgrown mess of poppies, cornflowers, ladies mantle, lavendar and a small smoke bush in my not large garden. Whilst ruthlessly hacking back this heap i uncovered several mysterious piles like grey ash... i put a polybag over them and tied it to prevent spreading before binning it... but how comes i have never seen it in the 7 years we have had the garden? it was a frost free winter, no rain for a couple of weeks and hot windless weather, all rare for us in the Scottish Borders next to the sea....

HELP! anyone got any ideas?, 2 of the heaps were not 'up' anything, but one was round a grass stem.

Talkback: Tree peonies

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 18:38
There was a tree peony in our garden when we bought the house - I had to email the previous owner to ask what it was... It is sitting in nearly no earth in a very windy spot catching salt from the North Sea which is just across the road here in the Scottish Borders.
Now I understand why it isn't doing a whole lot of activity! I will offer it my apologies and some mulch tomorrow, plus encourage the neighbouring potentilla to cuddle up and protect from the wind!
Thank you

Any experience of Cerinthe major 'Purpurascens'

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 10:08

Thank you everyone - I am on the case now!

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Is bistort meant to go brown?

My bistort's leaves are all brown 
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Last Post: 24/02/2015 at 17:00

Nasty grey heap of stuff

I have found several small heaps of grey stuff like ash in the garden 
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Last Post: 27/06/2014 at 19:27

Any experience of Cerinthe major 'Purpurascens'

help required 
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