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Japanese Anemone not happy

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 17:40

Thanks for all the comments. I had seen them growing in very dry conditions in the Dordogne, so thought it should be ok.  I will give it a good drink when it's cooler this evening.  Yes Obelixx, it was only planted last June, so perhaps it needs a bit of tlc.  Should i feed it, and if so, with what?

Japanese Anemone not happy

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 16:21

I have an Honorine Jobert whose leaves are going yellow and dying.  It has looked fine until recently with lots of leafy growth and 3 flower stems have appeared under the leaves.  Any ideas to halt the decay?  I would hate to lose it.  It is planted in dryish soil near, but not under, a large conifer in next door's garden and gets a good amount of sun each day.  


Posted: 16/07/2014 at 13:29

You have a narcissistic peony there, Bizzie 


Agastache Black Adder

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 10:02

Btw Verdun, am very impressed with the number of different varieties you grow!  Any pics of your favourites?

Agastache Black Adder

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 10:00

Now I'm confused   Verdun says they are likely to die if potted up for the winter, and Meerkat says the opposite.  But it could depend on where you live.  I'm in North Yorkshire and the Agastaches were in clay soil which remained wet and shaded for a large part of the winter. 


Posted: 14/07/2014 at 09:48

Don't worry rosemummy, we all have our successes and our failures    P'raps it's time to cut your losses and go out and buy a big, healthy plant which already has 3 or 4 leafy stems.  It will cost you more but you should get a good display of flowers next June.

Agastache Black Adder

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 21:42

Hadn't thought of slug damage MM.  Perhaps mine didn't die - just got eaten!  What time of the year do the shoots normally begin to appear?  Do you have them in pots all year round, or do you plant them out for the summer months and then repot them in autumn and overwinter them in a cool greenhouse?

Agastache Black Adder

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 11:00

Thanks chicky!  When is the best time to take cuttings?


Posted: 13/07/2014 at 10:48

I planted 3 Sarah Bernhardts last Spring.  They were quite tall plants (about 15"), each with 3 leafy stems but no flowers. They are planted in a semi shaded border and this year produced 15 lovely flowers, so hopefully you will get blooms next year rosemummy    Pic of mine below.


Agastache Black Adder

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 10:33

I bought three of these last September and they carried on flowering for weeks.  I was looking forward to enjoying them again this year, but by the first week of June they were not showing any signs of life, so I dug them up and replaced them with purple salvias (not nearly as exciting).  I would like some more ABA's for their form, colour and bee friendliness, but I don't want to risk losing them again.  Any advice would be welcome!

Discussions started by happycottontail

Overwintering begonia tubers

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New bulb storage

In the dark or light? 
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Agastache Black Adder

Yellowing leaves 
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Stone the crows!

Well, not literally, but they are a big problem in my garden 
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White Dianthus "Memories"

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A Shropshire Lad rose

Second crop? 
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Last Post: 24/07/2015 at 18:16

Great wodges of blackfly on my nasturtiums

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Last Post: 20/07/2015 at 07:56

The what and when of feeding clematis

Guidelines please! 
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Last Post: 15/06/2015 at 22:22

Giant poppies

Keep, transplant or ditch? 
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Last Post: 03/07/2015 at 19:31

What are you planting in your pots and containers?

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Last Post: 08/06/2015 at 18:53

Bare Root Wallflowers

What do they like to put their feet in? 
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Can anyone recommend a good lawn edging tool?

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Last Post: 20/02/2015 at 04:50

Penstemon cuttings

Conflicting advice 
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Last Post: 08/10/2014 at 21:40

Digging up daffodil bulbs to replant

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Digging up and replanting bulbs elsewhere - yes, or no?

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