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I thought it wasn't going to flower! The long thin red stems didn't seem to be like flower buds. I bought it at Wisley a year ago & it was a very weedy plant, the last one they had, but it has bushed up nicely over the year.

2 Sep, 2021

 

So glad it has come good for you I remember you asking about it a few weeks ago. Lovely colour.

2 Sep, 2021

 

brilliant show there , certainly come through then reading your description

2 Sep, 2021

 

Yours are lovely (mine won't stay upright!) :)

3 Sep, 2021

 

It’s a pretty one, Josee. Lots of flowers too! It’s definitely new to me, looks like it’s doing well for you.

3 Sep, 2021

 

Thank you all. Sheila, do you ever buy those metal garden rings which you pop over plants when they start to grow & then pull them up gradually, ( I don't find that it is necessary to buy the stakes that they sell with them). The foliage on strong plants keeps them up. Great on cat mints & other bushy herbaceous plants. I haven't one on the Gaura though, stems would be too weak I think, so the stakes would be needed in this case. I have bought some more for next year, for Salvias, Pink lips & Clotted Cream.
More room for more plants, when others are tidily held together! Sorry, this is turning into a blog.

3 Sep, 2021

 

Yes I do have some rings and they’re very useful for bushier plants. I’ve tried tying a thin stake to my pink Gaura but it’s not very successful.

3 Sep, 2021

 

I love this plant….lost three unfortunately…cut them down too soon…do you know what variety yours is…..it’s a beautiful plant….I have the white and a pale pink one…

1 Nov, 2021

 

I suspect a plant from Wisley is always going to come good 🙂.

2 Nov, 2021

 

Dd, the variety is Walberton's Flamingo. Sorry to be so long in replying. It's still nice & bushy, though minus the flowers. I won't cut it down then, I'll leave all the top on for protection during the winter. Thanks for the warning.

6 Nov, 2021

 

Thanks FF…… I shall definitely look out for one ….

7 Nov, 2021



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