Verdun


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Sad hydrangea :-(

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 20:40

Dudleybuds, have the planters got DRAINAGE holes in them?  Sounds to me like a water problem either too dry or too wet.  Have you watered just the once?


Disagree about ericaceous compost.......they will grow in ordinary compost and not show signs of wilt If not in ericaceous compost.  Only important to determine flower colour.  


can you post a picture for us?  What do the labels say ?  Paniculata type maybe If so direct sun is fine.  I would be inclined to take the plants out and look at the roots....it is possible they are dry esp if you did not soak the roots before planting or tease the roots out.  If the flower heads were huge and the roots dry your plants would indeed wilt badly


when repotting use a john innes type.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 17:10

Phew!  


No let up from early this morning to now.....scorching 

Anemone Wild Swan

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 17:08

Different clones alice.    I think there are inferior, maybe infected, ones around 


People DO imdeed "fork out" a lot of money on plants that fail and continue to do so.  A visit to a local garden centre will reveal people buying all sorts of plants requiring vastly different conditions and often selected purely on whim regardless of their own growing conditions.   Similarly so on the internet. Doesn't necessarily mean plants themselves are flawed.


my point about "good" conditions is just that........Wild Swan DOES need a certain combination of factors to do well I think.  I offer only my own opinion


It would be interesting to hear from others who do grow Wild Swan well and compare.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 16:54

Philippa  I actually have several varieties 


They are the dwarf Popsickle series though have red, yellow, orange. reputed to be a little tender by some but I love 'em and think you will too,


slugs love em too but I have erected "keep out signs" and they seem to work 

Hellebores

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 16:14

Lou, they will do that.   However, I remove any summer flowers to allow the plants to build up over the summer. Besides they act as quiet foliage plants for me now obscured by the summer perennials ....don't need hellebore flowers just now.  hellebores also enjoy the relatively cooler summer conditions provided by these taller  plants 

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Anemone Wild Swan

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 16:05

Alice, most of the well known anemones are generally pretty easy tp grow.....the Japanese type especially so;  they can take over your garden if happy there.  Here, for example, they were invasive and it took me 3 years to finally eradicate them.  


Wild Swan is a relatively new hybrid and does require better conditions to grow well 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 10:59

Girl after my own heart chicky...generous planting.     Nice blend of colours and form......esp like the whites, blues and pinks there . Classy !  

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 09:10

Come on Fairy.....am very envious of your landscape up there 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 09:00

Couple more whilst in the mood !

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 08:54

Ha ha Fairy.....they reckon we are having the hottest weather in the UK 

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