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Talkback: Euphorbia and lime heather pot display

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 07:28

Yes.....euphorbia Polychroma   Carex carex.

This is a lovely variety.  Deciduous though but early spring through to now it forms a mound .....60 cm or more high....of acid yellow flowers.  Nice pale green foliage but, as with all euphorbias, watch out for the sap when cutting the faded flowers. Wonderful contrast next to berberis atro nana.  

Better In the ground.  Not really a pot plant, ESP with its toxic sap.


Posted: 07/06/2014 at 07:22

Morning KEF...hope you have good day. 

You got rain Dove!   Oh dear!    Looking brighter by the minute here.    Wish I could change it over for you so that I get rain instead.   No, seriously.  I mean that most sincerely  

I don't believe it.

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 07:18

Aaaagh!  Not a thread to read over brekkie. 


Posted: 07/06/2014 at 07:13

Very humid.  Cloudyish. Dahlias growing fast every day and night now...the difference noticeable plus buds now appearing.  

Committed to taking a friend to a nursery this morn so that's an inconvenience   (bought ought something where would I put it?)

Feature plant

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 23:53

A Phormium would be nice. ,there are some superb varieties out there now.  Sundowner is excellent upright with red and pink leaves,,dazzler more cascading and dark maroon,,   Yellow Wave, well yellow and cream delight is a medley of yellows amd creams. 

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Posted: 06/06/2014 at 19:46

Ok, the second one 

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Posted: 06/06/2014 at 19:46

Hello missflowerlover,

As the most important and most humble one here, may I be the first to welcome you to the forum.  Pleased to meet you 

geranium plugs

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 19:43

Hiya boating belle,

Are you talking pelargoniums?  The indoor varieties?  Or the hardy ones?

Im assuming pelargoniums so I think your compost simply ran out of food. Multipurpose composts increasingly are poor now generally.  I feed potted on plants more often now because growth stopped or was sluggish.

So, I would start a weekly dilute feed....phostrogen or similar.  Dont over water plugs either. ,

Help! Am I growing stinging nettles!?

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 19:36

I was over wintering agastache blue boa and then, suddenly,,brilliant new growth.  Nurtured it as it flourished.  .Touched it...yes, stinging nettle.  The foliage on this agastache is similar to the nettle.. 


Posted: 06/06/2014 at 18:42

Flipping eck!  I've promised to take someone to a nursery tomorrow.  I'll prob have to buy something myself 

Few weeks back I was near to removing Carpentaria californica......just looked way past it's best, leggy, and no growth from the base,  etc.  Amyway I decided to hack....well prune it hard. It  back,,leave a few branches,,feed and water it. Its about to open a few flowers....and they are pretty special......and new shoots showing.  Delighted really as I didn't want to lose it. ,


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