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  • Mark_R

    Member
    April 28, 2023 at 6:59 pm

    You are braver than me putting them out now. I am in West Sussex near the coast which is probably slightly colder than Devon but this spring has just been too cold, wet and windy to risk too much outside. I have got most of the Cannas out from overwintering in the greenhouse though and they are looking OK, all shooting now.

    • Craig

      Administrator
      April 30, 2023 at 9:25 am

      Brave or impatient?! πŸ˜‚ I’m so short on space at this time of year it sometimes forces me to move faster than I would prefer to. I think I’ll be adding Cannas back in to my garden this year.

  • Psychic_dog

    Member
    April 30, 2023 at 9:46 am

    How much sun will they take? Should they be in partial shade?

  • Craig

    Administrator
    April 30, 2023 at 10:40 am

    The more light they get the more colourful they become, they will tolerate partial shade as well πŸ‘

  • SteveB

    Member
    May 2, 2023 at 11:11 am

    Hi Craig first time posting πŸ‘found the video very informative so much so that I was able to spot a plant today that you featured, it’s an Aechmea I think, any tips on reviving it, it was from the reduced section of the flower seller stall, best bit only cost Β£5πŸ‘πŸ˜Ž

    • Craig

      Administrator
      May 2, 2023 at 7:37 pm

      Welcome @SteveB ! What a great find, I love those variegated leaves. Where are you planning to grow it?

      • SteveB

        Member
        May 3, 2023 at 6:37 pm

        I think in the greenhouse for starters then hopefully outside in the height of summer 🀞😎

  • Jack

    Member
    May 3, 2023 at 5:57 pm

    I’ve noticed my first pup on my guzmania. Never had a bromelia before so will see how this goes. πŸ‘πŸ»

    • Craig

      Administrator
      May 3, 2023 at 6:10 pm

      One of the best things about these plants 😁

  • Mark_R

    Member
    May 7, 2023 at 3:59 pm

    I Got round to putting the epiphytes out today, a few more than last year

  • Craig

    Administrator
    May 9, 2023 at 9:21 am

    They look really good! I’d love to eventually have a few plants with nice thick trunks like that πŸ˜€

  • Mark_R

    Member
    May 9, 2023 at 10:52 am

    Thanks, they probably went in between 2008 and 2010. I like the way you use the Sumac, it’s now on my wish list although a space might be an issue, an active threat to anything underperforming!

  • SteveB

    Member
    June 6, 2023 at 10:41 am

    Hi All. I’m using Fascicularia Bicolour to create some interest in the ferns, followed @Craig tip of dropping pots in between other plants.

    It’s no secret when it’s going to flower as the foliage turns red while it builds that huge blue flower. I’ve seen these this week in the big stores if anyone is chasing one drop me a message and I will let you know.

    • Craig

      Administrator
      June 6, 2023 at 12:36 pm

      Looks great πŸ˜πŸ‘Œ

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