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wilting plants in the sun

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 22:17

I love the Pimms analogies.

You've only gone and mentioned my favourite drink and now I want one, though it's almost my bedtime...!

Thanks Verdun - yes, the geranium was planted back in early April (when it was still deep Winter!) but the lamb's ear/tongue/can't recall name is from Spring 2012.

This is a very hardy geranium though which withstands dryness and sun - don't get it!

And before I say goodnight, a photo to brighten your next few sunny days

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/24855.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 

Rhubarb Raspberry Red

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 22:12

Thanks figrat

Is twisting better than cutting then?

wilting plants in the sun

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 14:17

phew! thanks

bamboo

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 14:11

Yes they love sun - but also very moist soil and potted ones do need to have their water levels topped up, as they don't like getting dry.

As you're is photographed against the light it's a bit hard to see the colours - sorry!

Rhubarb Raspberry Red

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 14:08

Mine's in a very large pot, soil's in the shade and plantin the sun most of the day.

It's doing really well and is a variety which doesn't need forcing.

There are some fab bright red stems, about 25cm long now.

Is this is good length to cut them off at or should I wait longer?

Thanks!

wilting plants in the sun

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 14:06

Hi,

I have a lamb's ear (I think! Very furry silver leaves) and a hardy geranium "Brookside" - both lovely and healthy plants and sited west facing in good soil. Growing well.

So why am I on here asking about them?!

Well, whenever the sun is on them, as has been gloriously over the last 4 days, for about 4 hours or so, the leaves on both these plants wilt. 

Then they perk uo again once the sun has gone.

They are well watered and show no signs of any other problem.

Is this normal?

Thanks.

Hakonechloa All Gold

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 19:27

I believe you! The photos I've seen are gorgeous - this bright yello, almost cascading effect - can't wait. But am very impatient by nature!

Verbena B

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 15:05

Like others have said, overwatering is so easy to do...I have lost seedlings too this way, especially basil.

Nowadays I just spritz them with water from a spray can 'til soil is dampish, rather than watering with a little can. It doesn't flatten them and you don't end up drowning them either!

As for the warmth/growing slowly - yeah well, I feel cold and slow these days, so I'm not surprised the plants are showing it too 

Which geranium is this?

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 10:16

Lovwly colour - though agree with above that without leaf it's hard to tell what you have there.

Hardy geraniums are great - so versatile. I have several cranesbill types in total shade and they are brilliant, tough little flowerers.

Also have a hardy one that is similar in colour to yours - but not yours - called Dragon's Heart - have a look at these for hardy tyes:

http://www.plantsforshade.co.uk/acatalog/Geranium.html

(a great site too for learning about different types and excellent mail order) 

I find that my various garden centres around here usually have very very few hardy types - the odd Rozanne and that's it, so I end up hunting high and low for different types!

Just found a Chocolate Candy (chocolate coloured leaves and small pale pink flowers) and a Pink Spice (purle leaves and tiny pink flowers, spreading) the other day and was dead chuffed 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/23923.jpg?width=300&height=208&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/23924.jpg?width=153&height=142&mode=max

 

 

 

Hakonechloa All Gold

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 10:04

Thanks Fairy and Verdun (hello again V and hahaha!)

Too late to pot on now  oops...already I ground from when I recieved them.

I also put them in the ground during the lovely 10 days of actual SPRING we had back late April/early May...now long gone  

Remember Spring?

I do just about...

Hopefully they'll slowly catch up, if all else is right then, in spite of my ignorance 

 

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