hollie hock

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Mother in law tongue

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 08:33

I was lucky to come across a large one of these in sale a few months ago. It was a bit battered but I've since split it and they are all coming along nicely.

Some of have got new leaf spikes coming through and I would like to encourge this.

I've read that they like to be pot bound, am wondering if it's then that they start new plants through their rhizomes. A bit similar to pot bound spider plants throwing out babies

Anyone had any success with leaf cuttings? It looks easy enough, just got to remember which way the leaf was cut I think.  I've done this with other succulents and they root quickly.

I love these plants, any tips to get them to thrive, will be much appreciated

Dividing lupins

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 08:21

I've not tried splitting them but have had success with basal cuttings. These taken now should flower next year

What is this plant ?

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 08:17

It's looking really healthy

Weed or not?

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 08:13

I was thinking Verb b too

Another townie question

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 07:57

I've started to cut off the leaves when I'm dividing them and they grow back fine


Posted: 24/07/2016 at 09:22

On the whole most of mine have come through from a pack of pastel shades seeds that I grew last year.  The ones nearest the fence in hot dry conditions seem to have done the best. My soil is relatively free draining.

Maybe the white one would be more grow better in your conditions as they seem to pop everywhere. The seem to do best with lots of sun

You've got a lot of seedlings there Worcester Park They look too small to plant out yet, I think the slugs would eat them. I'd grow them on a bit before planting them out

Maltese Cross

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 09:06

I've found them easy to grow from seed and have just cut the faded flower heads off mine. I planted it last year and it has blucked up considerably. Mine does get a bit floppy this year so probably would look better with some support but I never get around to it. Everything grows at angle in this bed anyway

3 new rudbeckias

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 08:58

Aren't they lovely, I love ruddies

Can I move these plants now?

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 08:56

They look very pretty. I wouldn't move them when they are in full flower, once they are  done cut them back then and move. Or you could just collect the seeds and scatter them

Companion plants for purple echinacea?

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 08:51

Hi Fairy, absolutley it's personnal taste. I've  grown a lot of purple and whites over the years but I've been moving over to hotter reds and pinks.  My sunny bed will have to revamped this year as my plonk in and see what it looks like approach means things are very higgedly piggedly and in the wrong place

Forget to mention that if you do like yellows and oranges iamto, gaillardia goblins are great fairly compact plants. Hardy for me and don't grow as tall as the rudebekkias

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