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The problem with Hibiscus..... and other plants that won't die back !


OK, so I am still watering most days and scratching my head over what to do with my Hibiscus. All three are still in flower (in v Large pots) Will they drop leaves, or die back in time? Also when can I cut them back if necessary?These are all new plants this year and I don’t want them to outgrow the pots if possible., I have a ‘standard’ Solanum in another pot which I believe is evergreen. That just leaves the climbers – Jasmin (going potty, but is it evergreen?) Three Clematis (all died back) but will hopefully reappear next Spring. Also 2 Bignonias (1 in a pot) and 1 in the ground – neither are growing but aren’t dying back either…… thoughts?
The Alliums, Geraniums and Osteospurmums I can handle. Alliums now just a bunch of green leaves to cut back in Jan/Feb . The Geraniums and Osteos will get cut back hard if/when they finish flowering.
As for the fruit. The Peach Tree is a bunch of discolouring leaves now, but the Orange is ripening fruit beautifully. A smaller crop this year due to major reshaping surgery when the raised beds were built. But big and Juicy will pick them off the tree at Christmas!
Just a question of marking time I guess – I used to enjoy clearing the beds and mulching afterwards but it just doesn’t seem to happen here.
It is unusually dry again this year (Climate change?) 1 shower since October 13, Night temps around 12/14 (coldest 9) Average day temps still 18/19 although much warmer in the sun.
Any thought from Mediterranean or sub tropical gardeners welcome
Chris xx

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