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Thanks Gracedieu

13 July 2017 10:48:58


I have no idea how long I have been trying to grow Dierama in the garden here, and if there was a prize for failing with one given plant, I'd have the gold medal in this case. I tried growing it in so many parts of the garden to no avail.

Visiting Paddy and Mary last year I came away with a lovely clump and said to myself, this is my last attempt.

I divided the clump into three sections, one in the ground, one in a planter and some small pieces that fell off into a pot.

As with many other efforts the plant in the ground is no more.

Small pieces in pot are doing well.

The clump in the planter are flowering away happily and I'm delighted to see it doing so well.

Would anyone offer a reason why it has failed so often in the ground for me?

Paddy and Mary, many thanks once again.

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accsean accsean 13 July 2017 11:06:17

Well done, Fran. There always seems to be one plant that is hard to hace success with. Helleborus niger was my nemesis for a while, but thankfully I have an established now.

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 13 July 2017 14:36:15

Delighted that it has grown for you, Fran and hope it seeds around a little.

Jackie Jackie 13 July 2017 19:58:06

Well Fran Im in your club! I have 3 different ones here, that last one I bought earlier this year. All three are in the ground in the circles, one in each circle! But not a hint of a flower to be had. I did notice earlier that one of them has what looks like flower buds but cant be certain! I wait with pure excitement!

Well done on getting this far!

Fleurette Fleurette 14 July 2017 01:10:00

Could I say Fran, that mine are in the ground, but is hard dry rock where they are, looking out to sea.  And they really do seem to holding their rods out as if "fly fishing" .... I think that's the one. The seed into crevices betwee the rocks, and it is wellnigh impossible to lify them out to "share"!  

LindaB LindaB 14 July 2017 09:24:30

Love all of them, that is a lovely colour.

PCON PCON 16 August 2017 13:59:31

I don't agree they are difficult to share, Margot. Mine flower every year. I have lifted and divided them several times. I gave a few divisions away in Johnstown a couple of years ago, but don't know how they have fared for the recipients .


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