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B3B3 Posts: 21,846

I bought a snow in summer plant a couple of months ago and potted it on until I could decide where to put it.

It was doing fine until I went away for a week  so it wasn't watered.

When I returned, it was in a bit of a state.

I thought that they grew out of walls and weren't too bothered by dry conditions. It's completely recovered now. 

I'm not sure what to do with it.

Is it just their power of recovery that makes them drought hardy or have I got it all wrong?

In London. Keen but lazy.

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  • B3B3 Posts: 21,846

    It's good to find something for hotspotsimage

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,786

    I tried several times to grow this in my Belgian garden but the soil and moisture levels were just too rich.  I was given clumps by a friend who grew it facing full south on a sloped bed on well drained soil.

    Once you find a good spot and it gets established it should be very happy.  Just don't be too kind.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,489

    B3, mine has being on a north facing wall since we bought the house over 40 years ago. Says something about its hardiness.

    SW Scotland
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