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Novice gardener developing this healthy addiction and gaining an appreciation of nature.

Lobelia cardinalis 'Queen Victoria'

  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2017
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jpea

The poor lobielia suffered yesterday but I believe it's due a Chelsea chop, I think that's what we do for autumn?

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pelly

Morning Jeremy, the Chelsea Chop is usually done in May, it's best to leave some growth on perennials to give them some protection over winter. 😊😊😊

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susanhumphrey333

Definitely needs a chop but without the Chelsea 😊👍 That's done around the time of the Chelsea flower show to help stop plants flopping, such as Sedum. I didn't do it, so mine are flopping 😂 Good morning by the way

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jpea

Thanks Jane, then I'll just deadhead the rest and put a mulch over the base @pelly

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jpea

Thanks Susan, I'm learning what to chop and what to not, really appreciate all the help here. I wish I had a book that you could look up each plant and read seasonal care...

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Keely

I leave half of most of my perrenial leaves on Jeremy and tidy up in Spring it protects your plant as well as your mulch as the frost will hit the tops oppose to the base growth and its that what you will cut off in Spring 😆

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jpea

That sound like a good plan Keely I'll do the same 👍👍

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2017
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jpea

Morning peeps, seem a gust was too much for my poor lobelia still still in bloom 😀

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pelly

Morning Jeremy, what a shame, I staked mine before Aileen hit. 🙁🙁🙁

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jpea

Wish I had Jane, but will know for next time 😏 still got 4 stems still blooming and bought some supports at the Harrogate flower show 😃

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daisy-jane

Morning Jeremy such a shame about the damage atleast the rest of the plant look good 😘👍

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Keely

Supports are such good investments I wanted to buy some more but run out of hands need to go on list for Spring one 👍

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jpea

It now has one of the 9 I bought! Bit late but never mind 😃

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2017
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jpea

Now really coming on 😊

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Keely

Looks great 👌 I've just ordered lobelia Tania a hot pink one 💕

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pelly

Oh I wish mine would flower. ❤❤❤

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struddles

I'm gutted.have tried for 2yrs to grow this one.but got stood on or pulled out with 🐱.now I managed this year was looking fab the blooming wind snapped it.😠

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jpea

@pelly I'm sure it will Jane, @struddles oh dear, fingers crossed for next year

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2017
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jpea

New acquisition in #Bed1JPea

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