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Japanese blood grass

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 14:28

..I don't think you can grow that from seed... I notice that's for 3 x 9cm plant pots for £16.99 which is really dear.... I bought a large container grown specimen for about £3 from my local nursery the other week and divided it into 7 straight away...


My tropical garden

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 22:33

..I think the concept of tropical gardens as we tend to understand it here, ought to be redefined... why should it be presented as large foliage plants, like Bananas, Palms of various sorts, huge Tree Ferns and similar.. Bamboos..and other exotics...? 

...that most of us, I think, probably wouldn't want to grow...when in fact, many of us are already gardening with sub-tropicals, with our half hardy annuals...Pelargoniums...tender perennials from places like Mexico, California or Southern Europe... you could even have a cottage type garden trying tender Tea roses [not hybrid teas], mixed with these some borderline hardy shrubs, things like Pittosporums Tobira or Eugenioides... some Euphorbias...Ceanothus from California...Diascia rigescens...tender Fuchsias...Brugmansias..

...see what I mean...?

..however, what I think you mean does already exist here but mostly in Cornwall, where the latest addition is a work in progress at a place called 'Tremenheere' near Penzance... one of the photos you will see a Dasylirion quadrangulatum, which is hardy to -10c... and I notice features at the East Ruston garden in Norfolk,  that some members went to the other on that thread...

...this sort of tropical gardening isn't my cup of tea, although it's fun to look at when abroad in such places as Australia or South Pacific islands for instance..

..I think you're in Brazil..Inglezinho..that right?   be fun to see your garden if you can upload the pictures... it's a bit of a palaver at the best of times....don't give up...

Can anyone identify this bush for me?

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 16:18's a pity the member hasn't been back to give some more height and width for instance.... always good to know these things...

identification please

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 10:32

.yes agree with that... a seedling of Malva moschata 'alba'...


Posted: 18/07/2014 at 22:24

..that last photo is especially gorgeous....great combinations...

...I'm sure they'll do a whip round for you Verdun....  sorry, not me... skint..!


Posted: 18/07/2014 at 20:45

..supermarkets are shockers for looking after plants...well, they just don't... then sell them off cheap when they're all dried

...I mixed up my Bergenia's with Brunnera's earlier...that's Brunnera Jack Frost in the photo not Bergenia...  

...talking of grasses.... I wonder if anyone's Miscanthus is flowering earlier than normal...?

Verdun,...I wish you'd update your take some nice photos but they're always a bit fuzzy.... it doesn't do your garden justice I think... although I realise this isn't a priority for most people just to put something on the internet...


Posted: 18/07/2014 at 19:04

..this is a type of Hydrangea that flowers on this season's growth  ... paniculata 'Phantom'... can be pruned hard back in Spring... I suspect, like most people,  you probably have the Mophead type,  and not this...?




Posted: 18/07/2014 at 18:55
Verdun wrote (see)

Yes I know Salino.  Have it in a few places now and, like you, intend to make a larger impact of them.  May make a coloured grass, hosta and Heuchera bed this autumn.  Got my eyes on couple more hostas to incorporate there. 

..yeah..that'll be good...with your Hosta's and my Bergenia' doubt we'll both be out hunting molluscs at 11pm Verdun....   'bout the only thing we might agree

..but yes seriously...I think these look so much better en masse... really looking forward to the colour changes... I've had my eye on these plants for years but strangely never got round to planting any until now... - perhaps you shouldn't keep talking about them so



Posted: 18/07/2014 at 18:48
KEF wrote (see)

Oops it won't like clay in S.Yorks then  Might be another for a pot.

Salino Hi  Sounds lovely in your location. Appears it won't be invasive here

hi KEF... don't know what I'm gardening on...some kind of muck...laid by previous owner....

here are a couple of my divisions... I grow it with Bergenia and squeamish perhaps for some...bedding Begonia' a tray of 20 from Tesco for £2... love the bright cheerful a whole row of it...





Posted: 18/07/2014 at 17:54

..I bought a single plant of this about a month ago, divided it into 7 and now it lines my obelisk border where I have roses and clematis growing.... I need about 11 plants so will divide again next Spring...  nice for us, but an invasive weed in hot climates...

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