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Anemone Wild Swan

Posted: 26/08/2013 at 23:52

Hmmmmm!  Am I the only ome growing anemone wild swan to perfection?  it would be good to know if someone out there is happy with wild Swan

A word about plugs....I too have grown and planted plugs.  My feeling is that ...for me.....buying established plants provides almost instant impact.  This past year I have had the option of buying 3 small plug perennials instead of the single large plant when choosing a number of varieties.  In every case I have had a glorious display this summer from them. In comparison those plugs would still only be growing and nowhere near flowering. Oh!  I have rooted cuttings now from those plants which will flower just as soon as thsee plugs will....viz., next summer. From the posts on the forum, many of you have bought and re-bought plugs of wild swan and still not happy


Posted: 26/08/2013 at 23:41

Yes under cover....unheated greenhouse. no heat needed. One word of caution though.  Dont put young lupin plants out too early next year.  I pot Imto larger pots, usually 3 litre, before they go into their final.positions


Posted: 26/08/2013 at 23:33


Anemone Wild Swan

Posted: 26/08/2013 at 20:51

Further on this I've just read there's a new version of wild swan for sale now called Dreaming Swan.  Bit taller amd semi double flowers.  Must have this

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 26/08/2013 at 20:43

Good thinking Fairy.  


Posted: 26/08/2013 at 20:42

No, you can't move that safely.

Although many say you shouldn't trim acers I do.  Every spring I prune back to encourage density and I have a very compact attractive shrub

I agree with KEF, your neighbour might like your Acer overhanging his ground.  Ask him

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 26/08/2013 at 19:04

Evening forkers

Roasting day.....feeling the heat still.  Its funny, this morning just a mile,down the road it was very misty yet here blue sky.  That's Cornwall though.  

Busy, gosh that's a lot of mischievous wildlife you have to contend with there.  Don't have moles here.....too sandy I think.  It must be frustrating.

Bought a red coreopsis and couple of penstemons.....actually wanted something blue ....but they look right where they have been planted.  Starting to build up some stock now for next year.  For example, Osteospermum Voltage Yellow has been superb so have propagated more plants ......rooted quickly amd now young plants

Anemone Wild Swan

Posted: 26/08/2013 at 18:51

I think the problem may be with plugs.  I never buy perennials as plugs or as bare roots (as opposed to rootballed in winter, which is fine) because the failure rate is high and the plants take a minimum of 2 years to make a plant of flowering size.  Buying one plant in a 1, 2 or 3 litre pot is just as cheap as buying 3 small plugs .

As said before, my wild swan has been great.

Anemone Wild Swan

Posted: 26/08/2013 at 14:46

Hiya kent61a


I had mine from a well known nursery.....the same that introduced it at Chelsea in 2012.  It arrived in 3 litre pot.  It was planted on receipt and it simply raced away in growth and in flower.  It's looking lovely now.  

Here it's mild. It was a wet winter but not cold.  It's in good soil in partial shade. Because of its connection to the Japanese anemone strain, the only concern I had was that it might roam.  It seems to be well behaved.

As with all ptsnts, there are different clones.  Perhaps I have a good one and you not.  We will have to see.  So far I think it's a beautIful plant 


Posted: 26/08/2013 at 13:48

So. You like dahlias then Dahlia lover? ????    Lovely collection there.

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