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Some attractive oleariias too...blue flowers, white flowers.
Did you use ericaceous multi purpose compost or john innes ericaceous? The former is too lightweight and dries out too quickly. If it "flopped" about in the pot I suspect you used mpc...?
Need patience and persistence though Steve. Stag horn does spread and sucker. Not a plant for any garden.
In the lawn try a lawn weedkiller. this with regular mowing...ideally snipping it off as soon as pieces seen...should help. Outside the lawn I would use SBK brushwood killer or strong glyphosate.
digging it up has simply agitated those suckering tendencies.
Eryngiums, thrift, hebes, senecios, santolinas, artemisias, griselinia,,escallonias, olearias, erigeron, osteospermums, phormiums, berberis esp darwinii, grasses like fescues. Winter heathers, ........lots more too
You can Vickie. Little late. They are fairly surface rooting. thorough watering in is essential. Good moist soil too produces much better flowers. You may lose flowers but rudbeckias flower for lomg time so maybe September time ??
Well, its certainly a start again case sunflower.
You can achieve a really good lawn though without using fine grasses. Preparation is still key though. it neednt be that labour intensive and can look attractive. Mine is now pretty good looking. Green, level and nice to be on. initially wanted that desirable first class lawn.
Susan....trampolines and donuts, wot could be better? Is that why donuts keep getting stuck in my nose?
Stef, a thorough soaking not repeated damping down..? During this heat more water too.
Possibly chafer grubs nibbling the roots....does grass pull away easily?
Plant swaps with fellow keen gardeners is the real way.
mind you, how irrational am I? Went to a nursery.....called in as I passed by (honestly). to get salvia patens in flower. And they had one..the only one. But it was not as good as one I have spare at home. Impatience see....mine is a couple of weeks away from flowering and 3 times the size of plant in nursery. Anyway my own salvia duly planted....it will flower until autumn. A moment of foolishness simply cos it had some flowers
dont know how hot it is out there.....car says 33. Think I will postpone my 5 mile run