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pruning Hibiscus

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 14:58

We are on the subject of hibiscus, I am sure what MILs stands for.  Yes, hibiscus do shed their leaves, and remain barren until Spring.

pruning Hibiscus

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 13:10

I agree with Catherine Whitehead.  I have many hardy hibiscus and they are all in the ground, they love sun, give them a sunny spot and they'll flower all summer, my favourites are the blues, single and double flowers.  Good luck and enjoy their beauty.


Talkback: Garden plants - one-hit wonders

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 14:51

Hello bekkie hughes and salino, please do not fall out of love with these beautiful peonies. They are simply one of the many beauties in any garden.  I have 3 single pink peonies, first to bloom then tree peonies followed by the shrub doubles.  When a peony plant is healthy, it has many blooms and they do not flower all in one go, so the flowering period is prolonged.  I have to count mine next year and log down the length of the flowering period of each plant.  I love roses and peonies equally.


Hollyhock asleep

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 13:06

I have many hollyhock plants in my garden of many different colours, self seeded and pollinated by insects, bees simply can't get enough of them.  I do not have a black hollyhock, nearest to it is deep red/maroon.  They do not like fuss, mine are growing in sunny spots and very dry areas, all of them neglected by me, but flowering beautifully.  I think you may do better by taking it out of the container which they don't like and plant in full sun and leave it alone, it may still flower this year.  Good luck.


Talkback: Garden plants - one-hit wonders

Posted: 20/06/2014 at 13:28
Yes, most certainly. When the peonies are in bloom, I simply love them to bits, I touch them, cup the flowers in my hands, they are so delicate and beautiful. I have 17 in my garden, thinking of adding more.

Talkback: Tree peonies

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 12:59
I have 4 tree peonies in my garden, it has taken 4 years for 2 of them to flower, big, silky deep pink to red, one bloom on each plant, the other 2 did not flower. The flowers have lasted well, so beautiful, it makes me so happy to look at them. I have 15 ordinary peonies, the yellow ones are so gorgeous. I have planted some peonies in my rose beds, I think they'll do and look well together. Here's hoping, will know next year, it takes time for peonies to flower.

Plant addiction

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 13:38

I am absolutely addicted to gardening, I grow most things I like (being on your own means I do not have to hide things I buy or do).  I have so many favourites, on top of the list are roses, certain lilies, peonies, nearly most of the acid loving plants, such as camellias, azaleas,rhododendrons, magnolias blue berries etc.  I grow vegetables as well, favourites are asparagus, sprouting broccoli, beans etc.  Gardening for me is a passion, I am simply an obsessive, compulsive, gardener.  Just cannot get enough of plants. 

Talkback: Early butterflies

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 13:54
I had 16 peacock butterflies hibernating on the ceiling of my chicken shed since early September last year. Today there are only 7 left, the others must have woken up and gone. I did see a peacock this morning, so butterflies are about now, but plenty of bees.

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Talkback: Garden plants - one-hit wonders

Yes, most certainly. When the peonies are in bloom, I simply love them to bits, I touch them, cup the flowers in my hands, they are so deli... 
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