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tash74

Plant fanatic, wildlife lover and occupational therapist with interest in biophilia and horticultural therapy. 4th year in our Wiltshire garden.

Phormium cookianum 'Tricolor'

  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2016
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tash74

Couldn't resist this at Stourhead today, not quite sure why is was reduced from £9.50 to £6.00 but I'm not complaining. They're great in dry spots and it will brighten up the dark area against the ivy at the bottom of the garden. #phormium #tricolour #bargain #variegated

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tash74

Plenty of new growth on it too!

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dbligh

Gotta love a bargain 👍

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justin

I have one of these and love the colours of the foliage. Started off about this size about three years ago and is now MASSIVELY so much enjoy it's spot!

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tash74

@justin Splendid! That's just what I'm after, I've just tucked it in the border in it's pot to see what it looks like and it's obscured by the plants in front! Good to know it will hold it's own! At least it will be easier to see in winter when most of the border dies back!

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tash74

@justin Did you see our mini GT meet that Rich Spicer posted at Wisley? Friday 9th September for the Wisley Show. Not far from you I think? It would be great if you guys could make it?

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jaynehynesburton

I bought a Phormium Tenax today. I've put it in a large pot, do you think that would be OK

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tash74

I think it would do pretty well as they cope with dry conditions, maybe a tree/shrub compost though and some slow release fertiliser as it will be staying in there long term? @jaynehynesburton

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jaynehynesburton

Thankyou @tash74 😊

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justin

Yeah I did but I'm not going to be able to get the time off work unfortunately 🙄

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clickchick

Fantastic bargain hun 😀

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tash74

@justin That's a shame 🙁 We'll see you at the RHS Urban Show though? I've ordered tickets already, it looks great! Something quite different, I'm learning to embrace a more contemporary style away from my cottage garden roots!

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