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Salvia "Amistad"

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 11:28

Leave space around the stems Purpletreacle .  As with all things moderation.....too much mulch could cause them to rot or at least shoot late 

Plants and gardening ideas needed urgently

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 07:39

A grass would look good there too Nick.....tennuissima, helictotrichon, carex comans form? 


Posted: 20/02/2016 at 07:31



Plants and gardening ideas needed urgently

Posted: 19/02/2016 at 22:09

Follow that curve with lavendar......assuming its reasonably sunny there Nick 

Salvia "Amistad"

Posted: 19/02/2016 at 22:06

All hardy except Amistad which is not quite so hardy.

I would pot them on and at least fleece them.....could you plunge the pots in the ground and fleece over them during cold days and nights?  

Salvia "Amistad"

Posted: 19/02/2016 at 20:35

Sammymummy, what varieties are they?  

However, do NOT plant anything out now from 9cm pots.....they will certainly struggle. it is not just frost or even cold weather....they are not ready for the environment yet.  The rain,,the wind the pests.  

if you want to waste your money and time then, by all means, plant them out 

Salvia "Amistad"

Posted: 19/02/2016 at 19:41

I think you may be right fidget.....cuttings do seem to flower earlier if taken in late summer.  Existing plants will obviously be slower off the mark if outside 

Salvia "Amistad"

Posted: 19/02/2016 at 19:12

sorreeeeeee Dave.  Waverley?  Wendy's Wish?  Guanajuato?  Cacalifolia?  


Posted: 19/02/2016 at 19:08

I am planting out now...have been for a week or more.  However, they are from bulbs planted in autumn in pots. 

alliums wont make much now for this year 

plants for deep shade

Posted: 19/02/2016 at 17:22

Yes, you are prob right there Hosta......purple acteas do need a little sun 

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