rosemummy Posts: 2,010
for the last 2 years i've planted aubretia, it seems to grow well around the neighbours, but all but one of m plants have magically disappeared!i planted 2 yesterday, right next to the dry stone wall in our front west facing garden, due to large tree nearby they get a couple of hours shade but it's an open sunnyish site, soil is clay, any tips how i can get cascading floriferous aubretia i so love?
thanks hollie, wondering if i should have pushed them in between stones rather than on top in soil...
ok thanks hollie i'll cit back harder ( just what happened to the ones i planted?!)
thanks hollie, i will add a bit of grit when i get chance
Hi, Rosemummy, My experience with Aubretia has been the same as yours. Out of six starters last year I now have only two, both looking good so I hope they are here fto stay. My nurseryman says they like poor soil so maybe ours is too good? I shall try again with added grit and horticultural sand this year.
Don't try putting them in crevices, they just disappear! Good luck!
I've never managed to keep them either. Had several attempts (love the purple cascade look) but eventually gave up. Maybe I'll have another try with sand and grit added. We are clay too.