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Dark Red Sedum

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 11:14

I grow a dark purple sedum called Posties Pride .  Seems better than purple emperor to me.  More compact 

Also another purple .......cannot recall the name but Xenox rings a bell......with beautiful purple foliage ,,slightly paler with a magnetic sheen to it.  Red buds about to open.  

I think the "secret" to growing the taller sedums is to cut back in late spring, grow in poor or dryish soil, not to allow competitive plants to swamp them  and not to feed. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 09:27

Sounds exciting Woody 

Having a renewed fondness for sedums right now, ESP now that I remember to cut  them all back by half in May.   Only 4 varieties now but all chunky and self supporting and flowering 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 09:18

Decidedly autumn this morning   Although not cold .   And rain soon and to come for the whole of the week 

Dr Who

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 09:16

Morning BizzieB

Its ok, I'll prob work it out. Can you give me a clue though! Is it someone on the  forum?

Dr Who

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 09:04

Am I the only one not knowing what this thread is about?   Who is this Doctor Who!  Is he a real medical doctor?  Has he got his own programme on the  tele.?

leatherjackets in lawn

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 08:58

I would scarify first if you can do it very soon. ,nematodes should be applied at this time

Miscanthus

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 18:56

It looks a little starved to me .  However leave well alone for now but plant out next spring . Zebrinus, at least mine, has dark green leaves ( gold bands of course)  even now.   

Forester, yes for sure, your big mistake was not plantImg it out in spring.  It would have been double that size, at least, and prob would be floweriing.  Miscanthus  don't like to be left in pots like that ESP durIng a hot summer 

It's my birthday

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 09:59

Oh, missed fairygirls youngest birthday.   

So happy birthday little un. 

sorry who is this?

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 09:57

Exactly same with me Dove.  I had myself down as "ignore"......?

I will check my list......prob clear it totally

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 09:54

Morning all

Sun n showers today I think

Decided to go for a pieris Flaming Silver or little Heath to plant in terracotta pot as a gift. Local centre has both plants .....and both are excellent, bushy and with late new growth (red leaves) .  Choice will be made this pm    Might even get both if I can haggle a deal 

Cant keep up with the tomato  and runner bean crops.  

 

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