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Posted: 02/08/2015 at 18:43
Alternatively you could cut it hard back to grow it phormium size. I grow one that way...viz., I cut it hard back, let it grow to height I want it and then cut it back again. You can have it as a 2 or 3' foliage shrub.

have I killed it?

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 17:40
Not a plant I would have here I must say. There are far better grasses

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Posted: 02/08/2015 at 17:38
A well known gc about 3 miles from me. They advertised half price plants......"ah! Selected only" , they said when I got there. "Misleading" I said. "Probably will be in a few days.....always do after a stock take" they said. "Ok, I'll be disappointed if not" I said. (Hid a perennial under the bench in anticipation.....cheeky smilie)
Lots of nurseries around here though but really on line for me cannot be beaten for special plants

have I killed it?

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 17:30
Not if you think it looks ok now B3


Posted: 02/08/2015 at 17:27
They should be fine there. Ive got some nice colours too


Posted: 02/08/2015 at 16:52
You can pull off those dead leaves....pull downwards, lowest first and go around the trunk like this removing the next lowest and so on.
I would cut off the old flower head.
Cordylines have an unusual trunk and root system. Dig as deep a hole as you can then lift. Replant asap.
They enjoy poor soil and good light

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Posted: 02/08/2015 at 16:46
Pppppppppleasing ppppplacement of ppppppp's there Bob !


Posted: 02/08/2015 at 16:42
I dont think the ads are really the issue. Last weekend the problem was exactly the same only to be fixed on Mon am so assume it will be the same this time


Posted: 02/08/2015 at 16:38
Valerie, so they are planted out in the garden ?
Last year same stage you are with them....I potted them on and overwintered them in gh. Planted out this spring.
For me they will be fine outdoors but is it cold where you are? Is soil heavy?
How many plants do you have? I assume they are dotted about?
If they are small I would still pot them up, remove flower stems and grow with a view to have well developed plants to put out next spring.
However, if your soil is free draining and your winters not too bad you should be ok


Posted: 02/08/2015 at 14:14
Already mentioned astilbes. There are some superb varieties now......if you get those with new spring red or copper foliage,,like Vesuvius, Fanal, etc., you will get colour from early spring right up to late August.
Astrantias..tall white like jumble hole or superstar will give you flowers all summer.
Add a tall plant like kmiphofia, aconitum, veronicastrum or an actea and you have a nice bed

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