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Winter Wet

Question from Paul Jones

How does one protect plants from winter wet?

Thanks, Paul

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  • Posted: Mon. 19th January 2009 19:42
  • Last reply: Mon. 19th January 2009 20:59

Hardy African Daisy

Comment from Brian mc

1. African daisy
I bought one of these and the pruning advice was to cut back any dead stems in the autumn which I did. However, since i cut it back and the winter has come in this plant has completely disapeared under ground. The advice on the description states that this is a full hardy plant and this has been a relatively mild winter so far. Can i expect this to grow back like other perrenials which are cut to ground level?

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  • Posted: Tue. 6th January 2009 20:53
  • Last reply: Tue. 6th January 2009 21:30

Penstemon

Question from paula hewitt

Hi everyone :)

I have two penstemon, one acid blue and one bright pink,i didnt know they grow to be so bushy and have planted them at the front of the border, they are both in full flower. I want to relocate them to the back of the border so can anyone tell me how and when i should do this?

Thanks again,

Paula

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  • Posted: Sun. 10th August 2008 16:17
  • Last reply: Sun. 10th August 2008 21:54

Wintersweet (Chimonanthus praecox var. luteus)

Question from paula hewitt

Me again!

My wintersweet is now 5ft tall, can i expect it to flower this winter? It is threeyears old and hasn't flowered yet maybe as it wasnt happy where it was before, i transplanted it last summer and it hs shot up. I feed every 2 weeks.

Thanks,

Paula

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  • Posted: Sun. 10th August 2008 16:09
  • Last reply: Tue. 12th August 2008 22:47

Cockscomb (Celosia caracas)

Question from paula hewitt

Me again sorry :)

If i bring this plant indoors overwinter can i plant outside next year?

Many thanks

Paula

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  • Posted: Sun. 10th August 2008 16:06
  • Last reply: Tue. 12th August 2008 22:49

Californian lilac 'Pugets Blue' (Ceanothus Inpressus 'Pugets Blue')

Question from paula hewitt

This lilac has frown to 3 1/2 ft but has shown no signs of flowering for 2 years now. Am i expecting it to flower too soon? it is in part shade

Thanks

Paula

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  • Posted: Sun. 10th August 2008 16:05
  • Last reply: Mon. 11th August 2008 18:31

Australian bottlebrush (Callistemon 'Red Clusters')

Question from paula hewitt

I bought an established bush a year ago and it made for a splendid show of flowers (brushes), although i have fed it with liquid seaweed the flowering has been very poor this year. There is new growth but aside from that it has been dissapointing, am I doing something wrong? It is in a full sun position.

Thanks

Paula

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  • Posted: Sun. 10th August 2008 16:02
  • Last reply: Sat. 7th March 2009 11:51

Butterfly bush 'Nanho Purple' (Buddleja davidii nanhoensis 'Nanho Purple')

Question from paula hewitt

This Buddleja was cut back severly last year and i was pleased to see a decent flowering show but it looks dried out and im not sure how to dead head it in case the dried out flowers are actually ones that will come through(sorry to sound stupid).

I am on the verge of uprooting it and getting a new one, it is fed every 2 weeks with liquid seaweed but still not very showy.

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  • Posted: Sun. 10th August 2008 15:59
  • Last reply: Fri. 15th August 2008 01:56

Japanese maple 'Fireglow' (Acer palmatum 'Fireglow')

Question from paula hewitt

Hi me again, sorry.

I got a dormant maple from T&M and it was in a pot and showing buds, i have now put it in the ground and although it has a few leaves it looks a little droopy. I feed once a month with liquid seaweed, am i doing something wrong or is this ok?

Thanks,

Paula

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  • Posted: Sun. 10th August 2008 15:55
  • Last reply: Tue. 12th August 2008 22:54

Lady fern (Athyrium filix-femina)

Question from paula hewitt

Hi there, i planted this fern in semi shade/sun next to my cordyline and the leaves are in some parts taking on a bronze hue, is this supposed to happen? It is so nice i dont want to leave it where it is if it should be moved. I feed with liquid seaweed every 4 weeks-ish

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  • Posted: Sun. 10th August 2008 15:53