The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

Heuchera corner at its best for a long time


Heuchera corner at its best for a long time

I've removed some of my heuchs from the borders, as they just weren't happy. They are back in pots now, in the sick bay! Caramel was one that just didn't seem to want to be planted out. Hopefully it will survive.



Comments on this photo

 

Looks great Karen, no sign of rust on yours then :o))

23 Jul, 2013

 

Such a range of colours - gorgeous.

23 Jul, 2013

 

There is a bit of rust Annie...need to spray.

Thanks Shirl!

23 Jul, 2013

 

The dry spell seems to have slowed it down here....or the spray is working!

23 Jul, 2013

 

Yes, probably both. It was much worse last year in the wet.

23 Jul, 2013

 

We have had thunder storms here in Gloucestershire and really watered the gardens and filled the water butts. Have you had rain?

23 Jul, 2013

 

Interesting collection and display of heucheras. It is not my favorite plant but it looks lovely displayed like this.

23 Jul, 2013

 

yes Shirl...very heavy rain and thunderstorms. Good point.I'll have water again!

Thank you Klahanie...yes, I know what you mean. They are best in groups I think.

23 Jul, 2013

 

The heucheras are beautiful. I'm interested to hear you say yours were not happy in the borders. I am having the same trouble - I've lost two and now a third is definitely not at all well. I think I'll follow your example and keep them in pots.

23 Jul, 2013

 

Yes, I think my soil is too heavy and wet for them in winter.

23 Jul, 2013

 

A beautiful corner, is this in the shade or sun k?

23 Jul, 2013

 

But mine is light and dry, Karen. Are they heavy feeders?

23 Jul, 2013

 

looks lovely, how many are there now?

lol I'm still yaerning for a water feature like yours!

24 Jul, 2013

 

They look great together like this, I think ill get mine out the borders next year as they just arent earning there wages lol...

24 Jul, 2013

 

They look really attractive displayed like this and it really doesn't resemble a 'sick-bay' at all!

24 Jul, 2013

 

Right, now, this is full shade for starters. Also, I feed them once a week with to orate in the summer, as I do with all my potted plants. I don't know if they are particularly hungry though. It does look a sick bay from around Feb. until about June...but they do keep looking great well in to the autumn. I have a 'new' idea for growing them, which I am going to be experimenting with....all will be revealed soon!

24 Jul, 2013

 

Thanks for the info, Karen - I think I'm going to have to start from scratch again - I've only got two left :-(

24 Jul, 2013

 

Are you getting rust? Brown spots on the leaves? If so...spray with systhane.....rose clear has it. or it could be vine weevils, but that's more likely if they are in pots. There is a good drench called vine weevil killer, that you dilute and water on to the surface of the pots.

25 Jul, 2013

 

No, they are just wilting, as if short of water (which they are not - nor drowned) I examined the roots of one today and could see no pests. They are just unhappy - pots will probably suit them better.

25 Jul, 2013



Comment on this photo


Pictures tagged with Flowering
600 of 707

  • 008
  • 023

What else?

Members who like this photo

  • Gardening with friends since
    27 Oct, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    20 Nov, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    22 Jun, 2012

  • Gardening with friends since
    2 Jul, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    13 May, 2010

  • Gardening with friends since
    16 Apr, 2012

  • Gardening with friends since
    17 Jan, 2012

  • Gardening with friends since
    10 Oct, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    27 Sep, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    9 Jun, 2010

  • Gardening with friends since
    24 Mar, 2011

  • Gardening with friends since
    9 Aug, 2009