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Japanese Anenomes

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 19:40

Honorine jobert, a white, is what I used to grow.  I think it may be less vigorous than pink ones, I don't know, but both are determined. 

I would dig deep amd thoroughly but concentrate first on the plant itself getting as much of that as possible.  Actually you may find many will be surface roots that. when soil is loose, can be gently pulled up.

SALIX 'Flamingo'

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 19:35

The top, that variegated plant we cherish, has been grafted onto another rootstock.  The rootstock,is more vigorous and gradually takes over the plant. 

Similar thing happens with most variegated plants where the plant reverts back to the full green....and stronger growing.....plant it originated from

grasses

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 19:08

Looking excellent right now is a group,of hordeum jubatum.,,flowing,,billowing heads of subtle colours of all sorts.  Like Tennuissima but fuller and more colourful.  Aster frikartii monch about to flower alongside.

The foxtail barley grass is so cheap from seed so brill value 

dianthus

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 19:00

Too shady and too acidic soil amd too wet are the 3 main enemies of pinks, I think.

astrantia major

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 18:47

Oh yes,,getting too dry is astramtia's worst enemy.  Agree,,water it well....ASAP

Japanese Anenomes

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 18:43

I have eradicated anemone jap ...I thnk.  Aagree though that it is a survivor and hard to kill.

Digging, if,possible.....viz.,in soil with no other plants ......is a solition.  Like bindweed, get every piece.

I think it will escape any barrier....either going deep or over the top where you domt see it.

I would not grow jap anemones though.  I grow a hybrid, wild swan, which is infinitely better, lomger flowering, well behaved and has a bonus of a blue reverse on the petals 

Veronica Tissington white - advice on looking after it

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 18:35

For me Tissington needs some moisture.  More sun as well.  Get ajuga in there instead of Tissington  

SALIX 'Flamingo'

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 18:32

Sonia it sounds like the rootstock has taken over from your 

Flamingo.

Time to dig it up .....

That moment when you think you have planted yellow Sunflowers

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 18:27

Its a pain though when you acquire a plant you really want only to discover its the wrong one.  

I agree though, it's very nice Sara 

White flowers

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 17:36

Sundance will be fine in partial shade but won't flower much if at all 

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