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sandyvsandyv Posts: 111

These are my beautiful Artemisia nana and Sedum, growiing beautiful and strong, but how can I avoid the 'gap' in the middle of the plant, which does spoil the overall effect to some extent.



  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 50,121

    I get gaps sometimes in my dianthus, sandy. I use little bits of plastic coated wire to peg some of the other stems into place and close the gap up. You could try that with yours and see if it works image

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

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Start early with a small support through which the stems grow (like a mini versionof the ones used for peonies), to keep them more upright.  Be aware of rot forming if the stems are held too close.


  • Someone on GW (Think it may have been AT) recommended just putting a fork under sedums in the spring and lifting them slightly to break some of the roots, This allegedly makes them grow shorter so they are less prone to flopping. Or you can do a Chelsea chop, but this gives more smaller flowerheads rather than the nice big flat ones, or at least it did the year a sheep did the chop for meimage

  • sandyvsandyv Posts: 111

    Thanks folks, several ways of pushing them together then.

  • Like many clump-formers, these plants do tend to become less productive in the centre over time.  In the longer term, you would be better off by lifting and spliting them when growth starts again in the spring.  Replant sections from the outside and discard the woody old centres.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
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