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What is this plant?

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 14:11

Yes, they grow in abundance out in the wild down here.  Best leave them alone....people attempt to dig these up for their gardens and lose them

Nepeta 'Walker's low'

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 12:39

Yes, justin, very very easy.  From new growth to basal pieces.  

Buying an evergreen statement tree

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 12:14

Victoria, I would have recommended taxus standishii whether you mentioned it or not. A superb conifer, easy and beautiful.  Bright yellow new growth and lovely olive in winter.  Have 3 here...2 from cuttings.  No, they dont need acid soil at all. Ordinary soil, any aspect and tolerant of everything except waterlogged.

i grow the "sober dark green" too.  Nice but booooooooring.  A churchyard resident.  Standishii is wonderful and much commented on here.  And not too slow either.  Get a blue flowering plant near it or, for a foliage scene. Cotinus Royal Purple and/or a blue eucalyptus with it

Nepeta 'Walker's low'

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 08:45

Don't grow this particular variety.....checked it out and it seems slightly more compact than usual.

but...they are all the same basically...sun, good drainage, dead easy from cuttings and flower forever.  They root as they go though so you can propagate from severed pieces.

I took cuttings last year for a friend and they are now good size plants flowering their heads off.

nepeta, for me, is a good altermative to lavendar.  lacking scent but flowers longer and more robust.


Posted: 23/06/2015 at 08:38

Congrats hostafan.   Clearly meant to be.  


Posted: 23/06/2015 at 00:12

Earlier had a phone call from a cousin of mine to say his dad has suffered a serious stroke.  Because he lives not too far from me I was asked to check out his house etc.  doors, windows all open, his gas oven on and lit , tv on and the place in a mess.  I secured everything.

the guy is my age....early 60's .........amd we were due to go for  a steak tomorrow.  It is a shock though. it seems quite serious with a few associated issues.  There are times when life just jolts you out of complacency and hits you full force in the face


When is a scented rose not......?

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 20:24

Ok thanks for that Cathy. really useful info 

When is a scented rose not......?

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 17:45

Thanks Dave.  its a lovely plant and if the scent does come it will be brilliant

When is a scented rose not......?

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 17:42

Missed you Cathy. thanks for that 

When is a scented rose not......?

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 17:41

Thanks Dave.  its a lovely plant and if the scent does come it will be brilliant

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