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happymarionhappymarion Posts: 4,591
I know exactly how you feel, Andy. I have just fallen and bought Heuchera "Midnight Rose" while at the shops and have been worrying where to plant it all the way home. "Lime Marmalade" was easy and the caramel coloured ones looks superb among the bluebells. But very dark purple with pink spots? Perhaps i can pick up the pink in the spots among my primulas. Just like painting really. Perhaps art classes are the answer.


  • I know what you mean, Andy and Marion. Gardener's World is a major culprit: after seeing Monty D planting a wall with roses and clematis the other week, I did some incontinent spending, both on-line and in the real world, and ended up with climbing plants galore. 2 clematis went in the garden, and 'Golden Showers' and 'Morning Jewel' roses are now planted by the allotment fence, with another clematis about to climb the shed. It's the names that seduce me more than the colours. So I've overpopulated my allotment with raspberry canes: Belle de Malicorne, Malling Admiral, Polka - how could anyone resist?!
  • I have long lusted after a Cyperus papyrus. Why do I crave such a demanding diva, an expensive, high maintenance beauty? Every time I see one I feel as though I should have booked an appointment and worn something more elegant than wellies, jeans and a fleece jumper with holes .
  • AliPAliP Posts: 64
    Go for it Andy! I love abit of orange and like you said it looks like it could work perfectly with the sculpture. Good luck!
  • I have just bought a Heuchera midnight rose and would like to know how to split or divide it,   image 

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,358

    Heucheras split quite easily cedric. Just do the same as for any perennial and cut through the root ball into as many pieces as will be viable. I'd wait for now though as presumably it will be flowering soon. Do it after they finish and pot up them up to let them grow on a bit ready to plant out again in spring, or, if the conditions are suitable and they're strong plants just get them into their new places image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • SwissSueSwissSue Posts: 1,447

    Morning Verdun, have just looked up your Heuchera raspberry jam and came across this site, but maybe you know it already. Wish I lived in UK, would be buying each of them!image

    Never knew that there were so many varieties!

  • Keyser SozeKeyser Soze Posts: 126

    I used these last year and they were great. Unfortunately I see they aren't doing any this year! image




  • ginagibbsginagibbs Posts: 756

    I want roses everywhere!!! got a craving for very pale pink.

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