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Posted: 31/10/2015 at 19:35

May just be a poor flowering clone hosta. never had a miscanthus not flower even divided plants.  They are nice in the summer as they are but come this time of year those flowers are such a bonus.  Check out Cabaret ....prob best for foliage 

caring for salvia uligonosa during winter

Posted: 31/10/2015 at 19:30

And divide them Posy. You can do it now.  I did just that a few days ago.    You can then have a nice group of them.  Lovely with hydrangea limelight 


Posted: 31/10/2015 at 19:27

Hosta, yes definitely a miscanthus but which one I don't know.  Maybe it will flower soon...still it will give a clue. 

thanks Runny. Funny thing is the hospital suggest eating as normal a diet as possible. yes, there is a mountain of ice cream here. If its as warm tomorrow as today I could make a start on that ice cream....or as Mr Burns of Simpsons fame says "iced cream" 


Posted: 31/10/2015 at 18:57

A beautifully warm day but I have spent most of it in the hospital.  Told this morning my niece could come home I arrived there before 9.  Then told, when there, that she cannot leave before 12.  Then we waited until 4 pm for meds and discharge. so much for needing beds!!!! 

Hospital is severely under staffed.  I also felt some were under trained.  Some did not seem to know what they were doing.  Very pleasant and friendly but failed to present a sense of security or safety.  Eye opener really and not in a good way hey ho!  Another warm sunny day tomorrow....maybe get some gardening done 

love marzipan Fairy.  On its own or wrapped in chocolate or on cake or with icing or.........


Posted: 31/10/2015 at 18:45

Hosta, NZ are a phenomemal team despite losing today 

Osteopernum ?

Posted: 31/10/2015 at 18:35

Gardening grannie, you prob have the tender varieties.

yes, bring them imdoors, cut them back, try cuttings (maybe a little late) and keep them on the dry side without letting them dry out completely 


Posted: 31/10/2015 at 18:30

Phenomenal team.  NZ .......have to admit......are even better than Cornwall, the champions of england 

caring for salvia uligonosa during winter

Posted: 31/10/2015 at 18:27

Uliginosa is hardy for me.  Loves lots of moisture in summer but not in winter.  Mine are still flowering. the only downside is that uliginosa can be anyway.

think Nut may be correct.....dry summers not good for uliginosa. 

For me the stems remain woody in winter but being without leaves cutting back in autumn will do no harm......mark where it grows.

mulching will protect in winter and help comserve moisture in summer

for me uliginosa makes very large clumps


Posted: 31/10/2015 at 08:19

I suppose I will have to.........I see....??  ice cream goes off in a few days if not consumed 

right, off to hospital to take "essential" girlie stuff up.....


Posted: 31/10/2015 at 07:53

Hello forkers

lovely, lovely morning.  Warm, sunny, dry and no wind.  Enjoyable walk to the beach. 

Niece kept in last night.  Now told she will be kept in over the weekend.  Picked up an infection at hospital.  If you want an infection go to your local hospital!!!

a little experiment during the summer.......cut a miscanthus back hard to create a shorter plant without affecting flowering. Now flowering so it seems an option in future.  

Sounds a life of luxury there Pat.....nice 

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