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Stipa Gigantea

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 23:41

Hiya Cangrandmafixit the grit needs to be in the  planting hole really but I had  a gigantea in a damper spot and simply covered it with a sheet of glass suspended above it.  

Empty Space??

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 23:32

Ah! Busy.  I practise the Chelsea chop on mine.   And in mid summer I cut back by a third or so.  So many flowers that it isn't noticed but it makes for a sturdier late summer and autumn plant.  I disagree......not too tall and with real impact.  Mine have stood up to winds and rain without being spoiled.    Amistad has a rich quality of flower that few other salvias have .  

Very long growing season here too producing lush growth ....cutting back therefore is important 

It's my birthday

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 23:21

No, I'm a meat eater .........I'll get my coat 

It's my birthday

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 20:52

Stipa Gigantea

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 20:51

Never good to move any grass right now.  If needs must ........

Cannas

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 20:48

No polytunnel will be good but ...as I said...some fleece to hand too.  As long as they don't get wet

It's my birthday

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 20:46

Not true Fairy.  I was born in September to prove it 

Empty Space??

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 20:43

DD, no don't think echinops would look good with Amistad.  The former would be swamped physically and outdone colourwise.  Helenium like sahins would look superb  with Amistad though or a red/orange like Hot Lava. Just those for summer...what an impact for months

Empty Space??

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 18:20

Salvia Amistad is a good purple blue option.  One plant now will easily provide cuttings for large flowering plants next summer.  Mine are in  excess of 7' from cuttings last autumn.  You could plant a dozen in that area for colour for months DD

Cannas

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 17:46

Never "frost" my cannas.  Dont believe  they need that. They do need some dormancy Hostafan but polytunnel sounds  ok.  Fleece may be wise.  Try to get them growing ASAP in spring

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Coleonema

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