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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 5:40 pm  |  Posted from: Canada
  

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Well Superstar is now residing outside under the maple tree planted in a big ceramic pot I'm going to show a few hostas into. If he/she lives up to his name they'll grow big (but I doubt it). I think this case is terminal.


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That is a flower spike Grandad, it will bend back once you put it in a pot :up

You were correct H, it did just that until some pesky creature smapped it off. A couple of weeks in water and I did get a poor quality bloom but I think I can claim an honerable last place in 'The Amaryllis Challenge' with Minerva :lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:00 pm  |  Posted from: United Kingdom
  

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10/10 for perseverance Grandad :lol: :lol: looks nice though :up

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Well earned Grandad, you rescued the bulb and at least saw it's beautiful flowers. Congratulations. :up

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Looking lovely! Amaryllis are almost 100% guaranteed to flower (sooner or later) although they can't fight off animals. The huge flowers you get are always pretty impressive so IMO well worth the effort to grow them.


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Last year I put my bulbs outside after flowering and the snails and slugs ate leaves and bulbs nothing was left/ So this year I decided to keep them indoors.

They appear to be happy under the window in my sitting room, having 4 ft long leaves which look thick and heathy in fact since flowering from the 5 bulbs only 2 leaves have died. I'm beginning to wonder if they will die back? I'm not going to move them or repot - I hope to leave them where they are to flower again. I won't be buying any more this year whether these survive or not.

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Mine are all outside taking their chances, most have dried up leaves so not holding out much hope of a re-flowering :(

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My two, Minerva and Red Lion, have both suffered one way or another. I did put them back in pots after cutting right back. They are now outside and both are showing good leaf growth. No sign of any flower stems showing as ye

A real success is my banana plant. Although I wrapped it over winter it looked as if it had given up early spring. Mrs G said ditch it but I had faith and it is now a superb plant with several large leaves and more on the way. Amazing how resilient plants can be.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:10 pm  |  Posted from: United Kingdom
  

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Well done Grandad! It is indeed amazing how resilient plants are - my success story this year is a runty geranium left over from last year that was accidentally dried off with the Begonias :oops:. Once I started watering it, it began to thrive and has a good show of flowers from a very small pot.

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Way cool about the banana Grandad. They can be super showy!

Amazing how a half dead plant can turn into a showy featured specimen.


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Half dead is right in the case of my Stephanotis plants this spring. My daughter bought me one and within the week exactly half of it had died back because of the tightness of the way it was trained round a hoop. I took it back and suggested the garden centre chide the supplier, and bought another one.

Damn me same thing happened, I was left with two stems about 18 inches long. I hate rings so I bought two tall hoops of about 4 ft and a big flower pot then put the two of them in the same pot and gently started to spiral them upward. They've gone crazy, lovely long shoots climbing on the frame and one a good three feet higher. I never expected this amount of growth. I thought the biggest hoops which I've got my Mandevilla on would be far too big, but too late to change it now. Maybe I'll air layer some later on.


That reminds me my "little" red Mandevilla and the Stephanotis are tight spiralling climbers, the big pink Mandevilla is very lax in habit. No twining. When I can get time I'll take some photos of the leaves of these climbers which have a special "trick" to help them, as they have no thorns with which to grapple.



PS I put 2 hoops at right angles to give me 4 uprights in each pot.

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