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Woodgreen wonderboy

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Empty Space??

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 18:37

They look perennial to me....


Posted: 02/11/2014 at 15:59

I get much more luck with seeds and seedlings from my bog-standard blues (hardy) than I do from my posh ones.

Empty Space??

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 14:38

I saw that thread and wondered what the world was coming to. Like you I sought and received "amistad" here as well as good plant advice. 

There are annual and perennial rudbeckias I think, but mine are definitely hardy. If you leave them out you will soon know which one you have.


Posted: 02/11/2014 at 14:34

They are best when they ripen on the plant, but can be stored in a paperbag, as a whole seedhead, and left to ripen. The seed will be black if you are  lucky.

Empty Space??

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 14:11

Love the idea of Salvia Amsted, Verd. I bought 3 for a friend who is now doing me some cuttings for next year. Could keep mauve theme by underplanting with annual verbenas? ( I think amistad is Spanish for friendship, so I formally propose it as the flower mascot for this thread?)

I am very happy with my new roundabout bed, about the same size as your bed DD.

Now planted with ornamental grasses, small rudbeckias, verb. bonariensis, and with my tree stumps, all finished of with my little house on the prairie, as supplied by Gardengirl.


Posted: 02/11/2014 at 13:40

I also have some in a curved rim pot which will be b****** to get out.... not such a good one


Posted: 31/10/2014 at 22:58

I think you can repot it in the same pot tucking the roots in again. They don't mind a bit of crowding. You are a few years away from needing a larger pot. But you must find someone to help you move it under cover before the first frosts. It looks like  a half/hardy/tender one from here.

Beautiful plant by the way, and a good white collection.

If you do repot try a square one which will withstand your northern winds better. A taller pot would be problematic?


Posted: 31/10/2014 at 19:31

I have some Hebes by my front door, south facing and dryish. Also a couple in a bed. All seem to do well if you neglect them. I am in the south of England which may help? 


Posted: 31/10/2014 at 19:26

The RHS page on Agapanthus gives some good advice, very much confirming the above. Also some indications of names for evergreen and deciduous.

How warm is it with you today?

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 14:49

high enough to hear  my grass growing....but I love it and don't want it to end, as it surely must.

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