greenfingers steve

greenfingers steve has reviewed 4 plants

Eryngium x zabelii 'Big Blue' Sea holly

Posted: 17 February 2016
Overall: Brought 3 of these plants last year and what an outstanding plant they are. I placed them in front of a band of lobelia tania sister and the combination of their dark folliage and lilac pink
flower compliment the striking blue stalks and flowers of the Eryngium.
Also they go very well with Rubelkia Goldstrum that were planted to the side of them. Beth good for a dry area as well. This mean't that the lobelia were mulched over to conserve a damp soil while the Erynguim baked in full sun

Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan' Coneflower

Posted: 05 February 2016
Overall: I brought 4 echinacea white swan from a local Wilko store about 2 years ago costing about £1 a plant They were bare rooted so I potted them up in a well drained compost mix and left them over the summer and winter months . This was so that they built up a good root system before planting out in the following spring. They flowered beautiful from late June untill the late autumn.A beautiful cream turning to white petal and the bees loved them .To be honest, I have brought plants from Wilkos and had only varied success, but these plants are a great testament that you don't have to buy expensive to get good , quality plants

Weigela florida 'Variegata' Weigela

Posted: 02 April 2014
Overall: Fuck me

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' Mexican orange blossom

Posted: 03 May 2013
Overall: I resited a choisya sundance last year in autumn. It now appears to be in distress. The leaves appear drought effected. I did not prune it down when i replanted and I believe this is why it has been effected so badly.Should I now in early spring hard prune to see if it improves