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Is this imperata Red Baron?

Posted: 16/08/2016 at 11:07

Does look a bit like a panicum Andy.  Worth growing.  

I would pot it up or plant elsewhere, if only to have space  for your replacement imperata....I have Shenandoah and Heavy Metal here and they get to about  130 cm or more on neat upright plants.  Nice airy flowers in early September 

Dahlias - Bishop's Children

Posted: 15/08/2016 at 23:19

dahlia tubers are not expensive.  Order online or available to get exactly the type and variety of dahlia you want.

dahlias will form after the first year feom seed

Vinca minor and Camellia in same pot?

Posted: 15/08/2016 at 21:37

My thinking too ripply....I don't like annuals for that very reason. 

Permanent planting is better.

there are white lithodoras and a nice blue and white variety escapes me for now. 

Acorus Ogon would fit in well too but hackonechloa grass would add real class....? 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 15/08/2016 at 21:20

Nope gardening at all.  Too bloomin' HOT  

bit of a stiff ...and hot ....breeze but the sea, just a few mins away, was delightfully refreshing.

apparently Cornwall had the best  

Vinca minor and Camellia in same pot?

Posted: 15/08/2016 at 21:16

I like lithodora heavenly blue with camellias ripply. they enjoy the same soil conditions and the lithodora will flower after the camellia.

a few bulbs too....hyacinths, tulips, cyclamen and snowdrops will add late winter to spring interest.


Posted: 15/08/2016 at 21:12

Cornwall too Lynda. 

Grow them on in pots until they fill at least 2 litres......3 litres for me.  I would not plant them out in the garden until they are big and bushy to make an impact.  Plamted then in spring they will grow away and flower profusely.  

Dahlias - Bishop's Children

Posted: 15/08/2016 at 21:06

sowed seed of bishops children a few years back.  I selected those I preferred and gave away the rest.

they all have varying degrees of dark foliage ...the foliage varied too in shape and texture.  All had degrees of orange and red.  

I now have a dozen or so large clumps ......including the Bishop himself.....that are divided every 3 years or so

good strong and vigorous plants 

Virus or paranoia

Posted: 15/08/2016 at 19:33

A lot of snail damage Rainbowfish but is it wet there?  Insect damage too.

No, I don't think you have a virus there 

a few pellets or a night visit to pick off snails would help.  A spray with insecticide too......gulp! Horror! Shock! from those against chemicals but rather than live with a sorry specimen all summer I would spray 

Is this imperata Red Baron?

Posted: 15/08/2016 at 19:24

Funny that, my clump was a group of 3 from Jacksons too.  Now quite a big group

even your imperata is a little under divisions are bigger and more colourful.  They enjoy added water in summer Andy  

Is this imperata Red Baron?

Posted: 15/08/2016 at 18:49

The one on the right is.......not the rest

this is one group of mine 

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