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Stocks

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 19:55

Are they 10 week stocks, etc. or for later flowering.  A friend does a few for me.....growing away from a sowing a few weeks back.  I will plant them in my veg patch to grow as large specimens and thence in late autumn to spots in ornamental garden just as I do with wallflowers.  

I am far from an expert in annuals though rosemummy so I'm sure there are folks more familiar with them than I am.  

Check the packet for a description 

South facing garden "which plant/s"?

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 19:50

Then go for Taxus standishii.  Classy, erect, problem free, beautiful colouring. Bit taller, ultimately in a few years, but easilly restricted.  45 cm square is fine.  

Potentilla Flowers Shrivelled

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 19:47

Potentilla in a pot........don't think it would like that.

Red Ace can be fussy but I grew it in a fairly moist spot and it did well.  Tired of it though......the best Potentillas are yellow or white as far as I'm comcerned.

I grow Elizabeth in a very poor, dry corner and it is great.....it has greyish green leaves and for this reason assumed it would cope better in arid comditions.  However I grow Everest, a good white, in an area where soil is better amd another yellow in a dry spot.

So. I think although potentillas like it dry and poor and they are adaptable they dont like their roots cooped up. Always best in the ground ...for me

Stocks

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 19:38

Ok, don't water again.  Remove bottle during the daytime.  

A grand Auld Lad.

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 19:37

Nice story about the dog Frank.  Sounds a little like mine......long, "dangerous" tail and getting on a bit.  Mine will be 11 in September and he is loved to bits.....and he knows it.  He lazily walks around the garden like he owns it amd settles in the sunniest or coolest spots on the lawn.  Never runs off, never messes,  never veers onto cultivated areas and is just one special fella 

Stocks

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 19:31

Many stocks.....those I grow....are biennial.  Growing now for flowering over winter  and spring.  It's these I'm hoping Benita has.  

Eucalyptus Tree

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 19:08

Hiya John

I have had similar problems with e. gunnii.   Every spring I cut back hard and new beautiful growth would follow.  After a few years it hardly responded and out it came.  However, it's still earlyish in the season.  I would tickle in a granular fertiliser and water it in and wait a while longer

Stocks

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 19:03

Stop the slugs from returning Bemita and possibly they will regrow.  Don't water, feed, etc. ...just prevent slugs .  Good luck 

South facing garden "which plant/s"?

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 19:01

Hiya Kez

A Phormium? Some real beauties now.

Pittosporum Tobira Variegatum?

Taxus Coppershine......unusual colours from copper, to orange, to yellow and green and white in winter?  Lovely, easy mound forming 

Taking cuttings

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 18:54

For me, hot lips' cuttings take at most tiime of the year,  soft, semi ripe, woody but I think now is an excellent time. 7 or 9 around the rim of a pot of perlite mixed mpc, a watering, polythene bag, elastic band and in the shade for a few weeks.  Plants for next year in the bag 

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