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New Zealand Flax or Phormium

Posted: 19/02/2017 at 20:55

If I have time tom I will take a photo.   

No, GD,  that is not a phormium.  Think you saw a cordyline...there is one with that name.

mine is in the ground but pot is will need to use a john innes compost though

if my choice to make it would be Dazzler for sure 

Small bush or shrub

Posted: 19/02/2017 at 19:42

Small bush or shrub

Posted: 19/02/2017 at 19:25

For scent Daphne odora aureomarginate is unbeatable....agree with Mark that this is also an excellent foliage shrub with attractively marked leaves 

downside ...they can be fickle and suddenly die. neighbour yesterday gave me 3 rooted cuttings.  He has an excellent clone that seems to outflower most others down here.  Lost mine a couple of years back so he had apparently been growing these for me.  Aren't people nice? 

New Zealand Flax or Phormium

Posted: 19/02/2017 at 19:14

Yes, I grow Jester. for me its similar to Sundowner but slightly smaller

however, really there is not a lot of difference between these pink/red varieties.  I grow Dazzler which is prob more suited to the well, viz., it is smaller and less vigorous.  It is also a dark red.......quite unique as far as I kmow.  More arching habit

Pink Panther, Jester, Sundowner etc would, I think, be too big for your needs.

as Fairy said every couple of years you will need to divide them.....easily done and plants for elsewhere too.

so Dazzler for me GD 

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Posted: 19/02/2017 at 13:49

Same here WW.  Tried all the tricks but portrait is only option


Posted: 19/02/2017 at 13:38

Just started on my ipad too Victoria 

ad blockers do not help

Eucomis Sparkling Burgundy

Posted: 19/02/2017 at 12:46

Not sure Lily

Blue fescues maybe or yellows like campanula Dicksons Gold.  Or with silver/grey foliage?? Or echinacea White Swan?  Gosh, lily, I don't know.  

Its smaller than Sparkling Burgundy but I think it will be taller down here than the 10" suggested.  

or in a terracotta pot with blue felicias, or........

How to divide crocosmia

Posted: 19/02/2017 at 11:58

Morning Patricia, I simply divide whole clumps.  They then grow away as if untouched and flower as usual in the summer.  

I have grown Lucifer for yonks and this works well for me.  I never plant singly but I know some do.  If you do they will not flower for a couple of years or more

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 19/02/2017 at 11:53

Potted on a few perennials, another light prep on veg patch  (soil looks good and ready for sowing)!  and washed the car.  Lots of lilies and tulips growing away in their pots and tempted to plant out but will wait a while yet for their "perfect" spots. 

mizzle out there now.  No wind and very mild but no sun.  

Eucomis Sparkling Burgundy

Posted: 19/02/2017 at 11:44

Ordered Dark Star lily 

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