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Profile Image Sue Miles

churchfarmgarden

Retired garden designer, more time now to devote to our own garden - a continual work in progress....

Hedychium gardnerianum

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churchfarmgarden

Progress is slow 😒

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thehardygardener

Be patient, they will sprout, not too wet tho, risks of rotting

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churchfarmgarden

Thanks Aly I might repot a bit grittier mix @thehardygardener

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thehardygardener

Your very welcome

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churchfarmgarden

This has been the longest I've ever waited for a plant to start growing. I planted these up in the winter, January I think, and two of them have just started to push out shoots. I think you've grown them haven't you Richard @richard.spicer.7906, how did yours go?

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richard.spicer.7906

Well that was quicker than mine! 😆 - I planted mine in spring 2019, it’s only just popped up out of soil about 15 months later. I’m a bit worried though as I had three, one hasn’t done anything, one started growing but didn’t produce any roots and it rotted, and my third is growing - about 4-5 inches tall now but still no signs of roots 😳

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churchfarmgarden

Isn't it weird Richard? In desperation a while back I had one of mine out of the pot and as you say, no roots. Definitely not a plant if you're looking for quick results 😅 @richard.spicer.7906

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telswirld

Hi Sue, i originally planted mine in a pot probably 2018 it sprouted a few short leaves so next year put it in the ground & had masses of really tall leaves it’s been growing like crazy so 🤞🏻 fingers crossed a flower spike appears this year 🤩😁 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻

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churchfarmgarden

Ah hah, that sounds encouraging @telswirld it's just a waiting game by the looks of things. Whoever gets a flower first between you, Richard and me need to put a photo up 😅

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telswirld

Believe me Sue I’ll be celebrating 🥳🥂🍾😂

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churchfarmgarden

Too true, I had no idea it was going to take this long 😂🤔👀 @telswirld

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richard.spicer.7906

Oh that’s encouraging @telswirld - I certainly don’t think my remaining one is going to get that big this year but hopefully next year then it will grow on 🤞🏼 -

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churchfarmgarden

This is the 'before', hopefully there'll be an 'after'

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