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madwoman


madwoman has reviewed 1500 plants

Verbascum chaixii 'Album' Nettle-leafed mullein

Posted: 19 July 2014
Overall: Copes will with my slug populated sticky cold clay.

Abutilon megapotamicum Trailing abutilon

Posted: 14 July 2014
Overall: Trim the ends of an abutilon when its in active growth and taking that leader will encourage an army of branching stems all bearing more flowers. But a savage prune in the spring where you take half of the new growth off would really benefit it. And lots of feed. Hungry hungry hungry so feed feed feed !

Abutilon megapotamicum Trailing abutilon

Posted: 14 July 2014
Overall: Cuttings are easy. Stem tip cuttings. 4 nodes and strip all the leaves off bar the tip one. Deep in a pot of open compost. Cool tops and warm bottoms. No covering. Mist if possible. Hope this helps.

Abutilon megapotamicum Trailing abutilon

Posted: 14 July 2014
Overall: if you send me a picture of the abutilon I can identify it and we can work out where to put it and what it loves best. They are all very different personalities. t3plants@aol.com

Abutilon megapotamicum Trailing abutilon

Posted: 14 July 2014
Overall: We have a problem with little snails on leaves. Water snails especially, and because its been a wet spring and summer there has been a population explosion. Hope this helps.

Abutilon megapotamicum Trailing abutilon

Posted: 14 July 2014
Overall: Hi there. Abutilon megaotamicum and 'Kentish Belle' are great outdoors. They love a rich soil with lots of oompf. And are hardy down to about minus 12.
A moisture retentive soil will hold an abutilon in full sun but both of these varieties love the shade to. Even a north facing wall. If its sheltered from howling winds they can indeed flower for 10 months and more. I hope this helps.

Cytisus 'Lena' Broom

Posted: 10 July 2014
Overall: This is a beautiful plant that has made it's home in my front garden. It flowered for the first time this year but did not last for long. So Love It.

Phyllostachys aureosulcata f. aureocaulis Yellow-groove bamboo

Posted: 05 July 2014
Overall: I have had mine for ten years and would recommend it. However on occasion strong and tall canes fail to develop leaves. It is happening this year and I cannot find out the reason.

Clematis 'Alba Luxurians' Viticella Group clematis

Posted: 04 July 2014
Overall: Having had many clematis varieties, I can honestly say this is my favourite. I give it the Valentine's Day massacre (prune it hard back to the first set of good buds) on February 14th, and from that it then grows to a whopping 3m plus, every year, flowering absolutely all over, for a long time.
The flowers are almost pale blue and light up a large fence in my garden.
Just beautiful.
Hardly gets ill at all - I spray it regularly with SB Invigorator Spray all Spring, to keep it disease-free, but it seems much tougher than my other viticella. Nelly Moser.

Cycas revoluta Sago palm

Posted: 03 July 2014
Overall: Marlyclay you are absolutely correct - this plant is HIGHLY TOXIC TO DOGS AND HUMANS. Most adults wouldn't chew on it, but children could be attracted, especially by the berries, and I know of 3 dogs affected by chewing it - and 1 is fighting for his life (July 2014)