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Gaura passionate rainbow

Posted: 21/09/2015 at 22:09

Are they growing in sunshine?  In free draining soil?  Too rich soil or too much watee and they will produce lots of did say they are flopping around yet rainbow is supposed to be quite compact.

Gaura passionate rainbow

Posted: 21/09/2015 at 20:25

They flower in first year.  

Can you cloche it or cover with fleece over coldest part of winter? 

When and Why John Innis

Posted: 21/09/2015 at 20:21

John innes for permanent or long term planting in pots.  

john innes holds water more naturally than ordinary multi purpose composf...john innes is soil based.  Mpc are man made or made up, lightweight and really for short term use.  So for summer flowering comtainers use mpc.  



Gaura passionate rainbow

Posted: 21/09/2015 at 20:03

Dont grow this particular variety but grow Corries Gold, whirling butterflies and its pink flowered cousin

however, mine too are flowering, sprawling and waving about.  I will leave them be until flowering stops then cut the loose stems back.  I take cuttings....taken 3 weeks or so provide plants for next year.

i grow them in light warm soil in sunny spot and they survive here in winter...cornwall. They will be less leggy if not fed, over watered or in heavier soils.

i would be inclined though,,when flowering is over, to dig up and pot up for overwinterimg in the gh If your winters are cold.


This winter

Posted: 21/09/2015 at 19:23

Can I have those tickets then?  Just for my hobby, ticket collecting 

Moving shrubs and perennials

Posted: 21/09/2015 at 19:21

Nice plants there moving plants around myself.  

Just go for it...I do.  As long as you get a decent rootball you can move most everything at anytime.  

This winter

Posted: 21/09/2015 at 19:17

Just read....snow forecast in Cape Verde and the Gambia .....would you believe it?  Sorry hosta 

Moving shrubs and perennials

Posted: 21/09/2015 at 19:02

Ok, I would move the phlox now as well as fhe can divide them now too.  The rose and hydrangea better in about 4 weeks James 

Moving shrubs and perennials

Posted: 21/09/2015 at 18:51

Hello James.

do you know what plants we are talking about? 

I moved things today but best to wait until next month.  Perennials though, if they have stopped flowering, can be moved now but shrubs are better later 


Posted: 21/09/2015 at 18:04

Hello Sally

I remember your post about this earlier

small claims court?  Trading Standards?  

Take photos. Keep evidence of your emails, etc

no turf should have been supplied like that.  

Inform the suppliers you are consulting with the above and will proceed with court action if they do not respond to you in 7 days.  Keep this letter or email too 

good luck

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