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Anemone Wild Swan

Posted: 27/08/2013 at 08:36

Hiya chicky.

Guess I'm just impatient these days.....can't wait for next year.  

Is anyone actually growing wild swan successfully either by plugs or larger plants?


Posted: 27/08/2013 at 08:26

Morning forkers

Warm and dry here but cloudy.  Hoping for sun later.

Got tomatoes coming out of my ears now.........quite uncomfortable.  It's been the best year for toms in a lomg time. 

Foodbank later......thaf'll be fun!

Have good day people

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.

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