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carolecuttingitfine

Mother of 4 and enthusiastic novice gardener trying to tame an inherited wilderness in rural Devon - all advice/help gratefully received😀

Lobelia cardinalis 'Queen Victoria'

  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2018
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carolecuttingitfine

I had these #lobeliacardinalis as plug plants and thought I’d lost them in the drought but just found one little flower - should I over winter then in the greenhouse or are they ok in the garden!? #advice please thank you 😊

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rachelbrooks

Red hot! ❤️ they should be ok Carole...they’re hardy 🤞🏼although if they’re only diddy it won’t hurt to overwinter them I guess to be safe. Found the slugs were more of a problem than the temperature 🙄

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flof1952

Agree with Rachel. They are hardy but short lived herbaceous perennials but I would pot it up and keep it in the greenhouse if it's a very small plant Carole 👍☺

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Vivid red colour is stunning ❤️❤️

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carolecuttingitfine

Oh thank you lovelies @rachelbrooks and @flof1952 hadn’t thought about the slugs 🐌 because they haven’t been such a problem this year, but that makes sense, and I think a bit of greenhouse tlc won’t hurt 😊

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rachelbrooks

Look forward to seeing them in all their glory next year then! 👍🏼😘

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carolecuttingitfine

No pressure then @rachelbrooks 😂

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rachelbrooks

Lol. None at all! 😉

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