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Dierama / what to do next

Posted: 14/01/2018 at 15:53

Thankyou all for the advice.


KeenOnGreen...Weve chosen a place where they will go.....beside a pond but not wet ground and sunny most of the day. I wont plant them though for a couple of years.


Papi Jo...lots of advice and I see someone else is asking about them today too.


Lily Pilly, I Googled Diplahennia and it gives me a slightly different name.Dipladenia...Rocktrumpet? Hadnt seen them before but they are attractive so might try to find some and try those too.


Posy, they are on a south facing windowsill near a radiator. Apart from daily doses of steam the temperature doesnt fluctuate too much...I think.


Its going to be interesting to see the outcome.


Thankyou. I appreciate your time.

Dierama / what to do next

Posted: 14/01/2018 at 10:43

Advice please.


Last year on a visit to an 'open garden' we saw some beautiful graceful pink flowers which turned out to be Dieramas. The lady said  they self set from seed hence various clumps here and there.


I couldnt find any trace of them in the Garden Centres but my husband found some seed available on line.


18 seeds shared 9/9 with my brother. The instructions said to keep newly planted pots warm in winter but that they could be sown outdoors...confusing.


My brother put his in a greenhouse and mine are on the bathroom windowsill. He has 4 left and I have 8 but although they are now 3 to 4 inches tall and look like little tufts of grass, some 'blades' are turning brown. On the whole though they seem ok.


Advice please as to when to plant them outside or when to move them out to the greenhouse. 


Is it best to keep them in little pots until they are larger and if so should I repot them?


Are they suitable for growing in containers full time?


I understand that they wont flower for up to 5 years but Im keen to have some because they are so lovely and I dont want to kill the ones I have.


Everything Ive read points to them being difficult, slow growing,easily upset plants but Im more than willing to wait and need to know please, from someone who has grown them rather than from a text-book, the best way to care for them.

Ornamental Lillies

Posted: 13/08/2017 at 15:13

Thankyou Obelixx   I'll follow your advice :)

Ornamental Lillies

Posted: 13/08/2017 at 14:47

I bought some ornamental Lillies (Gardeners' World Offer :)  ) and they have been fantastic. Pink and White huge flowers....they are now past their best and some have dropped petals.


My questions are, shall I leave them to die down or not? Is it ok to keep them in the pots they are in and will they need new compost next year? Can they stay outside over winter time or should I put them in a shed?

Ornamental Lillies

Posted: 13/08/2017 at 14:47

I bought some ornamental Lillies (Gardeners' World Offer :)  ) and they have been fantastic. Pink and White huge flowers....they are now past their best and some have dropped petals.


My questions are, shall I leave them to die down or not? Is it ok to keep them in the pots they are in and will they need new compost next year? Can they stay outside over winter time or should I put them in a shed?

Japanese Anenomes

Posted: 26/07/2017 at 20:22

Thankyou Paul B3 and Ladybird4.


I like the flowers so wont cut them down. There are lots and lots of Snowdrops where they are and dont want to disturb them in the Spring so probably late Autumn then?

Japanese Anenomes

Posted: 26/07/2017 at 19:23

Advice please.


There are four 'clumps' of Japanese Anenomes in the garden which this year have grown to be HUGE.


They are just coming into flower and are very pretty but because they are overgrowing everything else Id like to divide them. ( new home already found for unwanted pieces )


When is the best time to do this and exactly how is the correct way..ie should I chop them down first or just dig them up and slice with a spade?

Please can you name this plant?

Posted: 24/01/2017 at 17:12

Thankyou very much :)

Please can you name this plant?

Posted: 24/01/2017 at 15:58

Ok thankyou :) I always thought Kalanchos were smaller 'nearer to the soil' size things with lots of little flowers :D...learn something every day ;)

Please can you name this plant?

Posted: 24/01/2017 at 15:31

Please do you know the name of this plant?
My brother found it in a pot along with something he had bought and its turned into this.

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