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Posted: 22/09/2016 at 20:58

Look out for named varieties too GD   Your climate is mild enough as it is here for them to survive winter.   They have different foliage smells...liquorice, mint, lemon and more.  Flowers inc blue, tangerine, yellow, pink and orange......more tempted? 

Acid soil

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 20:16

Hope your family member is ok Kitty 

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 20:15

Yep!  After today the nights are longer than the days 


Posted: 22/09/2016 at 20:13

Bee friendly?  Butterfly friendly?  Slug unfriendly?  Go for agastaches GD.  The humming bird plant so called for a very good reason.  My agastaches have bees swarming all over them 

both rigida and homestead purple will grow well in pots....Rigida needing more moisture 


Posted: 22/09/2016 at 20:11

Bee friendly?  Butterfly friendly?  Slug unfriendly?  Go for agastaches GD.  The humming bird plant so called for a very good reason.  My agastaches have bees swarming all over them 

Evergreen 4 in 1

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 20:08

Agree with Dove.   I would not use anything at all now.  Let the winter do what it does and apply 4 in 1 In spring.  

You could improve the appearance of the lawn temporarily but winter takes its toll on grass so save yourself time and money and wait for a few months when treatment will be effective all spring and summer 

Plant suggestions please!

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 19:49

Miss Kay, 

check out the winter heathers.   Evergreen, colourful foliage and winter flowers.  


Posted: 22/09/2016 at 17:44

Smaller could be Rigida or Homestead Purple.  The latter is lower and spreading.  Rigida is quite invasive.  There is also a dwarf version of bonariensis called lollipop 


Posted: 22/09/2016 at 17:34

Is it currently in the ground B3?

anyway, you can chop it in half or quarters and do it now.  Use a sharp serrated knife or saw.  Plant out, clay is fine 

Crocosmia Lucifer

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 17:30

GD, the best way is to get someone to give you a piece of theirs.  i divide after flowering and they flower again following summer without hiccup 

any friends locally growing them? 

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