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Soil for Salvias

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 07:45

Nice Jason,

all pretty hady 

Blue Note is a little gem for sheer blue 

Soil for Salvias

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 01:33 edit button

will give loads of colour into late autumn. 

Enjoy Jason 

Soil for Salvias

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 01:30

Jason, can you say which varieties you are getting. as Fishy said, salvias vary in their tolerances and needs.

uliginosa,,for example, demands moist conditions and will perish in dry soils.  Patens varieties need good drainage....guanajuato needs perfect drainage.

they vary too in their hardyness....microphyllas are mostly hardy as are nemerosas like Caradonna which you may need to,comsider for permanent beds.

different habits too from dumpy cacalifolia to spiky nemerosas; low as in Snow Hill to tall as in guaranitica and Amistad.  

Mostly sun lovers too 

generally I would dig in compost ....mushroom compost excellent but not too much.  And fish blood and bone tickled in too.

a salvia bed will give l

New Forum

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 20:24

Getting used to it now.  If the edit and one or two other functions missing are incorporated it could all be pretty good.  The members are a pretty decent bunch too 

Ceanothus not flowering

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 19:38

Hiya Meadow

if mine I would check to see if it is growing too well, maybe being too well fed or in pretty good soil.  

Three years?  This the third?  Maybe it will flower this year which would be about normal from a cutting.

apart from frequent...once a week....liquid feeds of tomato type food I think there is little else you can do.   

British weather...

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 17:23

Yes, but it's summer KT53

what plants did you get? 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 17:22

I see what youmean keen 

you don't have to cover it of course 

why did we worry?

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 13:15

Jealous Victoria....never been able to grow eremurus 

why did we worry?

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 13:07

Here we cast a clout when April is out 

Coreopsis moonbeam

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 13:01

B3 repotting is good now. 

Without disturbing the rootball too much I simply tease away some of the aoil around fhe top, lightly tickle the side roots and same with the bottom.  a reasonably bigger pot. 

I mix in pelleted chicken manure or dried farmyard manure throughout the compost....not too much but enough to add substance.  Then water it well

too late to divide now if you want early flowers so division in early autumn.   I aim to replant the outer pieces as you would do with asters, etc 

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