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The Bald GardenerThe Bald Gardener South West ScotlandPosts: 212
Another wee question folks.  Would you say this plant (Scabiosa 'caucasica goldingensis')  looks ok or a little bit droopy? I'm worried that I'm over watering the perennials that I planted last week. 

Thanks. 

 

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  • LauraRoslinLauraRoslin Posts: 496
    It is looking a tad droopy.  Is it in the right spot?
    I wish I was a glow worm
    A glow worm's never glum
    Cos how can you be grumpy
    When the sun shines out your bum!
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,863
    Don’t worry, I’m sure it will be fine, I’ve seen my plants drooping right down, I think it’s the leaves way of coping with a drought,  the roots will go down deep to look for moisture, so don’t water too much. 
    I’ve  got scabious in full sun and full shade, they’ll grow anywhere once they get started and will self seed.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • FireFire LondonPosts: 13,910
    I've given up on scabious.
  • The Bald GardenerThe Bald Gardener South West ScotlandPosts: 212
    Thanks for the replies folks. 

    I like the idea of it self seeding and I really don't want to give up on it, I like the fact it has a scabby sounding name but is quite pretty. :)

    I'm sure I put it in the right spot, it's been scorching hot up here for around 3 weeks though (plants been in one), I mean, that's like six years worth of Scottish summers the ground has had in less than a  month!  :D

    Between the 8 plants i put in (all perennials, 4 geraniums) I've been sharing out about three 10L watering cans full at night time and a wee sharpener in the morning if it looked a bit dry. Is that too much?  It did say to keep 'em well watered for the first year.

    The rest look pretty ok, it's just today I noticed this one was looking a bit sad. 
  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,489
    I think you are overdoing the watering.
      Getting them acclimatised for our normal weather?
    SW Scotland
  • The Bald GardenerThe Bald Gardener South West ScotlandPosts: 212
    Well, they are getting a bit spoiled with all this sun @Joyce21.   I might pare it back to every 2nd night and see how that goes. 
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