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Growing Hakonechloa

Posted: 13/02/2016 at 19:12

Division is successful if reasonable size clumps are taken.  No need to dig up plants either.  a sharp spade is all you need to take pieces off 


Posted: 13/02/2016 at 18:37

Esp with white varieties.  

(I have a nice white camellia now flowering but it is, as,Philippa suggests, in a spot avoiding morning sun 

re plant a Chusan Palm

Posted: 13/02/2016 at 18:33

Chusan is tough Philippa. 

Growing Hakonechloa

Posted: 13/02/2016 at 18:32

I grow several hackonechloas and they do not need rich feeding. I have them  2 metres wide in the ground but also in large containers.

for me they need containers they need a saucer under them.  

Darrenbrian, who said you need such a low ph level?  Coir and bark?  How long have you had them growing in this?  I think you are overthinking this.  

I apply a light dried manure/mpc mix over them in early spring.  They grow in sun (brighter foliage) or in partial shade for me 

re plant a Chusan Palm

Posted: 13/02/2016 at 17:24

I still sense you can separate pot n plant Colin.  a few grunts will give you extra strength 

Advice on New Border Planting

Posted: 13/02/2016 at 17:22

Salvia...."prairie" planting?  Lovely . heleniums,,agastaches and salvias like Amistad will assort well with grasses like calamagrostis, stipas and deschampsias 

Should I accept this?

Posted: 13/02/2016 at 17:19 with your Suttons for a replacement. You will get one.

Perennial Foxglove?????

Posted: 13/02/2016 at 17:17

I had high hopes for Illumination Pink a couple of years ago but they have proved a huge disappointment.

last year I had several "ordinary" white varieties that were delightful.



Posted: 13/02/2016 at 16:13
Yes you can...they make good hedges. Trim after flowering

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re plant a Chusan Palm

Posted: 13/02/2016 at 15:54

Colin, I guess you have tried pretty hard to extract your palm......I don't think washing it out with water will ne effective.  Tried with someone else?  One pulling the pot the other the plant??

any roots at the bottom of the pot?  cut these off 

If all this fails then only you can decide which is the more valiable...pot or plant

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