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retired70eric


retired70eric has reviewed 1502 plants

Abutilon megapotamicum Trailing abutilon

Posted: 31 July 2014
Overall: I have had a "kentish Bell" for 8 years. it is in a pot and always kept in the garden for the last 4 winters I have wrapped it in a fleece over winter as it did get damaged during a prolonged cold spell. This year it has been excellent really beautiful blooming an May and still going strong.

Solidago 'Goldenmosa' Golden rod

Posted: 30 July 2014
Overall: Well I have some in my garden and I want to remove them as they are so invasive. I would be happy so send you some roots. its solidago canadensis, there are other types.

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.