Latest posts by Verdun

Caring for Salix Integra Flamingo in Winter

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 14:12

Linda, you are worrying too much

prune in March or thereabouts when new shoots are forming to remove dead stems.   prune off any stems not producing new shoots. 

is your plant in a pot?  if so you will need to water it well and regularly.  

A good thick mulch in autumn will help your plant cope during hot dry weather

this is one of mine, about 10 years old, pruned every spring

Similar to Lobelia cardinalis

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 12:45

Got the impression you wanted dark foliage jekyl? 

There is a more compact lobelia called Black Truffle? 


Posted: 07/08/2016 at 08:40

You can Terry but if you have the usual spring flowered sort it will affect its flowering next year.  prune just after flowering and remember do not cut into old wood.  Prune back only the green wood 

Disappointing plants

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 07:59

Wakeshine, re Genii, have you been watering it a  lot? In a pot?  This is a hardy shrub best not over fussed

mine are more than a metre high and wide from annual pruning to make an eye-catching foliage shrub 

Last edited: 07 August 2016 08:00:39

Heuchera Obsidian

Posted: 06/08/2016 at 19:05

No, they are tough and hardy.  Outside is fine

Similar to Lobelia cardinalis

Posted: 06/08/2016 at 19:04

how about Penstemon Dark Towers Jekyl? 

My flowers ..

Posted: 06/08/2016 at 13:54

Lobelia Tanya's Sister

PG Hydrangeas

Posted: 06/08/2016 at 13:40

cannot remember now who it was but someone had a problem with her paniculata hydranges not supporting the heavy blooms. I suggested half way pruning to counter this

this is my Limelight....although many flowers are still to fill out they are well supported and will be right into autumn.

Last edited: 06 August 2016 13:41:55

The difference

Posted: 06/08/2016 at 13:32

Exciting aint it? 


Posted: 06/08/2016 at 13:07

Anne, don't give up on it 

water it well and place it in a spot out of direct sun.  I have no doubt it will recover.  Let us know.

I would trim back just a little those stems.  Don't feed until you have watered a couple of times then use a liquid fertiliser if you want to 

I grow a couple of these and I dug one up in late spring and potted it.  It was fine until I missed it out when watering and it looked dead.  a couple of weeks later it has recovered.

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