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Vinca minor and Camellia in same pot?

Posted: 15/08/2016 at 21:16

I like lithodora heavenly blue with camellias ripply. they enjoy the same soil conditions and the lithodora will flower after the camellia.

a few bulbs too....hyacinths, tulips, cyclamen and snowdrops will add late winter to spring interest.


Posted: 15/08/2016 at 21:12

Cornwall too Lynda. 

Grow them on in pots until they fill at least 2 litres......3 litres for me.  I would not plant them out in the garden until they are big and bushy to make an impact.  Plamted then in spring they will grow away and flower profusely.  

Dahlias - Bishop's Children

Posted: 15/08/2016 at 21:06

sowed seed of bishops children a few years back.  I selected those I preferred and gave away the rest.

they all have varying degrees of dark foliage ...the foliage varied too in shape and texture.  All had degrees of orange and red.  

I now have a dozen or so large clumps ......including the Bishop himself.....that are divided every 3 years or so

good strong and vigorous plants 

Virus or paranoia

Posted: 15/08/2016 at 19:33

A lot of snail damage Rainbowfish but is it wet there?  Insect damage too.

No, I don't think you have a virus there 

a few pellets or a night visit to pick off snails would help.  A spray with insecticide too......gulp! Horror! Shock! from those against chemicals but rather than live with a sorry specimen all summer I would spray 

Is this imperata Red Baron?

Posted: 15/08/2016 at 19:24

Funny that, my clump was a group of 3 from Jacksons too.  Now quite a big group

even your imperata is a little under divisions are bigger and more colourful.  They enjoy added water in summer Andy  

Is this imperata Red Baron?

Posted: 15/08/2016 at 18:49

The one on the right is.......not the rest

this is one group of mine 


Posted: 15/08/2016 at 18:43


Posted: 15/08/2016 at 18:28

B3, I move things constantly......too impetuous not to.  Moved a kniphophia in full flower last week and a very tall gaura lindheimerii.....swapped them ....and it looks like I got away with it.  

Sometimes we want to see what certain plants look like elsewhere but don't have the desire to wait until the trial next year 


Posted: 15/08/2016 at 18:24

Made me giggle Fairy 

Vinca minor and Camellia in same pot?

Posted: 15/08/2016 at 18:21

Sorry philippa...we crossed there 

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