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Deadheading astrantia?

from Maureen

I have a few varieties of astrantia in my garden. Some of the flowers are starting to go over (going brownish) or are just looking a bit 'dried'. When do you deadhead astrantia and how ? Should you just take the spent flowersheads off or should you take the flower and stem off just above next area of growth? If you don't deadhead them do they self-seed?Any help/advice much appreciated.

  • Posted: Mon. 11th July 2011 19:22
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Re: Re: Deadheading scabious and hebe?

from Maureen

Thanks Thomas,
Thats really useful to know - was having my doubts about the hebe's - thats a lot of deadheading ....

  • Posted: Thu. 7th July 2011 12:43

Re: Re: Re: Re: Deadheading scabious and hebe?

from Maureen

Hi Jeanette,
There is - so much.... Good luck with the propogation - I'm not there yet :-) I love scabious , one of my faves but I am planting on clay so will have to see how it goes. Would be very tempted to pick one of those lovelies up for a pot though.

  • Posted: Thu. 7th July 2011 12:42

Re: Re: Deadheading scabious and hebe?

from Maureen

Hi Cookie,

Many thanks for your response. I have to say that your scabious looks absolutely gorgeous. Are you planting it in the garden or keeping it in a pot? Good luck with it.

  • Posted: Wed. 6th July 2011 11:04

Re: Re: Deadheading scabious and hebe?

from Maureen

Hi Angie,

Many thanks again for your help. I think I have the single flower version so will remove at stem base. They are lovely and would like to get more in the garden - slightly concerned that I am on London clay though so will have to see how they do.

  • Posted: Wed. 6th July 2011 10:59

Deadheading scabious and hebe?

from Maureen

New to gardening so have lots of questions all the time (!) - I hope you can help. I have scabious perfecta blue in my garden and was wondering how I go about deadheading spent flowers. Should I remove the flowers just below the flower-head or should I take the whole flower and stem off down to where the stem joins the plant. Or alternatively should I leave it to self seed (does scabious self seed?) I also have 3 hebe blue stars and the flowers are now going brownish as they are over . Is it worth deadheading the spent flowers and if so where (where they join the main stems?) or should I just brush off the brownish flowers and leave? Thank you for any help/guidance you can provide.

  • Posted: Tue. 5th July 2011 10:30
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Re: Re: Please help - can you identify this plant?

from Maureen

Hi Angie,
Yes you are right ... a mystery solved. Thank you so much.

  • Posted: Mon. 4th July 2011 22:23

Please help - can you identify this plant?

from Maureen

I have had this plant in a container for years and have lost the label. I think it is a shrub and flowers early in spring (April/May) with deep red/pink bell like flowers. The new leaf growth is red and the leaves are green edged with red (as hopefully you can see in the photos). Do you know what this could be? Thank you. PS It's the main plant (there is some campanula that has self seeded in the pot too).

  • Posted: Mon. 4th July 2011 17:46
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