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Potentilla Flowers Shrivelled

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 10:43

That might be it omm. If it's small it won't be ready to flower and perform for a while yet. We're supposed to be good at patience aren't we!

I have a couple of white potentillas bought last autumn in 6/7" pots. One is planted out but the other will have to wait till later in the year so I've potted it on for now. Both have flowered but I don't expect the potted one to do as well until it gets into it's final spot. . Perhaps Red Ace might be a little fussier  than the standard white/yellow varieties - it's not one I've grown before. I'm sure it will be fine once it gets a bit more sturdy 

A grand Auld Lad.

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 10:20

Frank/Dad - I can just picture the two of you. Enjoy your 'boys' time together  


Posted: 08/06/2014 at 10:17

Enjoy your supervisory role doc 

I really need to go out and get on - clouding over because I've put a wash on though....

Potentilla Flowers Shrivelled

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 10:14

I've never tried growing a potentilla in a pot omm. I think that might be the issue - it needs to be in open ground. Not sure, but if it's in a pot it would probably need to be quite a big one for it to get a decent root system and support for the top growth.

Help! Am I growing stinging nettles!?

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 10:11

They'll seed LB but if you want to keep them under control take the flowerheads off before they set any seed. You'll have to be vigilant -it happens very quickly!

climbing rose problem

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 10:03

Isn't this a great forum Lindylou? 

Where else you can get first hand knowledge and experience at the click of a mouse 

Is mahonia invasive?

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 09:56

Not found them to be invasive here Verd. Perhaps it depends on soil type. Wet and clay up here which normally suits them too. 

Plant id please.

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 09:54

Needs a bit of dampness to do it's thing but it's very useful in awkward spots and great for bees when it flowers 


Posted: 08/06/2014 at 09:50

It's ok Verd-  I'll hold back the plague of locusts/slugs/vultures for now....

I potted up some big foxglove plugs the other day chicky. I swear they've grown tons already. Looking forward to getting them out later on in the year 

Everything growing lots with all the rain. My grass looks quite good considering how bad it was when I moved here. Sweet peas are a bit behind as I was late getting them in but they'll catch up.


Posted: 08/06/2014 at 09:36

Was thinking that myself a while ago Verd. He's not been on for ages. Hope he's ok 

Not broomsticks - the skeletons of those wot's dun me wrong....

Have a good day MrsG and others who are off 'coffee-housing' for the day 

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