Verdun


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Choysia Sundance Hedge

Posted: 20/02/2017 at 12:59

Steakpi...


30 cm apart would be close enough really, even further apart,  so you planted about 7 cm apart?  If so way too close in my opinion.  Can you post a picture?


however, I would wait until April and then trim using secateurs removing the top 5 cm or so to buds.  This will help plants bush out 

New Zealand Flax or Phormium

Posted: 20/02/2017 at 11:53

That plant is prob 4 years old.....every April I remove oldest leaves. Dazzler does not need dividing so often but I prob will in September......easy to do and gives extra plants.  I have similar clumps elsewhere.  


height?  Unfurled prob 3'


think it will look good for you GD 

New Zealand Flax or Phormium

Posted: 20/02/2017 at 11:03

Attach picture GD


in a few weeks the foliage intensifies to crimson red so this is the least colourful it will look all year.  In front of it is a large white flowered osteospermum and the contrast then is quite eye catching


17 degrees in a couple of days

Posted: 20/02/2017 at 09:05

I still have the faith Mark.   we will get 17 degrees, we will get 17 degrees, we WILL get 17 degrees 

17 degrees in a couple of days

Posted: 20/02/2017 at 08:48

Not sure we will get 17 degrees here today.   Feels warm but another misty cloudy day I think;  doubt whether we wil see the sun either.  good for our plants though, esp recently planted 


(looks like the ad problem has been sorted)

Can anyone tell me what these 2 plants are?

Posted: 19/02/2017 at 21:00

vipers bugloss grows naturally on the dunes here.  There is a pathway there too where evening primrose, oenothera missouriensis I think, grows wild with the VB.  Lovely to see but gorse fills the air with intoxicating fragrance too.  Isn't nature clever......

New Zealand Flax or Phormium

Posted: 19/02/2017 at 20:55

If I have time tom I will take a photo.   


No, GD,  that is not a phormium.  Think you saw a cordyline...there is one with that name.


mine is in the ground but pot is fine......you will need to use a john innes compost though


if my choice to make it would be Dazzler for sure 

Small bush or shrub

Posted: 19/02/2017 at 19:42

Small bush or shrub

Posted: 19/02/2017 at 19:25

For scent Daphne odora aureomarginate is unbeatable....agree with Mark that this is also an excellent foliage shrub with attractively marked leaves 


downside ...they can be fickle and suddenly die. 


upside.....my neighbour yesterday gave me 3 rooted cuttings.  He has an excellent clone that seems to outflower most others down here.  Lost mine a couple of years back so he had apparently been growing these for me.  Aren't people nice? 

New Zealand Flax or Phormium

Posted: 19/02/2017 at 19:14

Yes, I grow Jester. for me its similar to Sundowner but slightly smaller


however, really there is not a lot of difference between these pink/red varieties.  I grow Dazzler which is prob more suited to the well, viz., it is smaller and less vigorous.  It is also a dark red.......quite unique as far as I kmow.  More arching habit


Pink Panther, Jester, Sundowner etc would, I think, be too big for your needs.


as Fairy said every couple of years you will need to divide them.....easily done and plants for elsewhere too.


so Dazzler for me GD 

Last edited: 19 February 2017 19:15:51

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