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Potentilla Flowers Shrivelled

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 20:41

Hortum.cretae. 

Will check this one out.  Grew a variety called princess and one called royal flush

(I think) pink and red with cream reverse respectively.  Not great "doers" for me.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 20:37

hiya Dove.....actually a little rain at mo. ....ha ha 

Gold Standard is impressive.  Apparently it gets more gold as summer prpgresses but I won't let it flower.  This way it should....in theory.....maintain quality of foliage until September. If you're on the scrounge again Dove, I'll send you piece in the autumn 

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 

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