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astrantia major

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 18:47

Oh yes,,getting too dry is astramtia's worst enemy.  Agree,,water it well....ASAP

Japanese Anenomes

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 18:43

I have eradicated anemone jap ...I thnk.  Aagree though that it is a survivor and hard to kill.

Digging, if,possible.....viz.,in soil with no other plants ......is a solition.  Like bindweed, get every piece.

I think it will escape any barrier....either going deep or over the top where you domt see it.

I would not grow jap anemones though.  I grow a hybrid, wild swan, which is infinitely better, lomger flowering, well behaved and has a bonus of a blue reverse on the petals 

Veronica Tissington white - advice on looking after it

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 18:35

For me Tissington needs some moisture.  More sun as well.  Get ajuga in there instead of Tissington  

SALIX 'Flamingo'

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 18:32

Sonia it sounds like the rootstock has taken over from your 

Flamingo.

Time to dig it up .....

That moment when you think you have planted yellow Sunflowers

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 18:27

Its a pain though when you acquire a plant you really want only to discover its the wrong one.  

I agree though, it's very nice Sara 

White flowers

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 17:36

Sundance will be fine in partial shade but won't flower much if at all 

What are some good plants for colour during winter?

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 17:29

But not bed fairy............

What are some good plants for colour during winter?

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 17:26

How about the coloured stemmed dogwoods?  

Eucalyptus too during the winter....ESP good next to dogwoods.  

What are some good plants for colour during winter?

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 16:23

To add to previously suggested, brunneras, variegared Arabis, Phormiums, hellebores. Winter honeysuckle, primroses...often early....pittosporums come in purple,,grey, golden,,almost white foliage. Heathers, the winter ones, are available in foliage colours amd flower throughout the winter.  Coronilla varieties.  Conifers ....small and compact like juniperus blue star, dwarf vsrieties of cryptomerias,  the yews....all provide colour during the winter. Some grasses, carex ever gold, uncinia unciniata rubra, carex buchanii, etc., ophiopogon nigrescens, liriope, Libertia all are good for winter colour.

White flowers

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 16:11

That's weird Fairy. Jacksons were excellent early in the year replacing plamts that weren't up to much and actually giving me more.  Then this buddleia!  

Its my way to argue, haggle, demand my rights......you should have seen me in a shoe shop when the store refused to refund my money!  A heated "discussion" with the manager ended with a win.......for me.  Of course.  However, I can use both buddleias and white profusion is available easily anyway.

I just pull down a branch and remove almost half of it sometimes.  Just done and a compact buddleia with more flowers then to come

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Anyone growing this? 
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