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Spotty aeonium

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 20:37

You misconstrue Davids.......

they arent grown for their stems.  The stems are disguised. however, have you seen aeoniums soaring high in the sun?  Imagine agapanthus without their stems!  Stipa gigantea without "leggy" stems!   nobody says I love those stems of any of these.......the flowers or foliage are held aloft.  

No doubt dwarf aeoniums will be bred but, apart from their initial novelty, they will never replace aeoniums as we know them 

garden center reduced price damaged plants

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 20:10

Fun n games when plants in pots look less than perfect in garden centres.  For a greatly reduced price many can be recovered, divided and nurtured to produce excellent plants 

Spotty aeonium

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 20:05

Cute but the legginess of aeoniums makes the plant.  Grown large they are fantastic.  Used to call on someone in local coastal  perranporth here in cornwall and the whole balcony was planted with huge aeoniums.  

I have grown them in the ground myself where they survived for few years and were impressive.  Planted behind grey santolinas or silver artemisias the leginess is disguised.  It's way I intend to plant again 

Spotty aeonium

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 19:00

That's magic, Lizzy, in a roundabout way 

Using Nematodes

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 17:00

By watering can with coarse rose. is this for slugs or pests in the soil?  good time of year now too

how close would you plant Daphne Eternal Fragrance to one another?

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 16:27

If you can take a couple back snowdrop I would. how about a heuchera...evergreen, flowers, lovely foliage?  Sarcoccoca..Sweet Box?  Evergreen, scented flowers in late winter?  Or a hellebore?  Evergreen, spring flowers?


Spotty aeonium

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 16:19

Mousey....been in the wars!  

The aeoniums will be better for being outside....sun, air Lizzy said the spotting will prob disappear then.

Im sure zebedee will be thrive but keep pots ....heavy clay brtter than lightweight plastic ones.....big enough to support them

My aeoniums remain red/black all year round but I did have a variety...a clone....that turned green at times.  Perhaps one of Zebedee's family 

how close would you plant Daphne Eternal Fragrance to one another?

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 16:08

That will certainly kill them snowdrop.  

Aphids are the biggest issue for daphnes....these spread virusses.  So, I would be inclined to spray for aphids occasionally

i know the advice has been disappointing but if you can grow them well snowdrop they have a nice scent

Help Needed

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 16:04

And put them outside now.  They wont like it indoors.  water sparingly too 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 15:45

Not a lot of time for the garden but cut grass, planred out guara lindheimerii, the white variety, staked heleniums, (they are starting to flower) and potted on the hardy heliotropes that I rooted a few weeks back


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