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Saxifrage in bloom.


 
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 7:46 pm    Post subject: Saxifrage in bloom. Reply with quote




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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mine are also in bloom... so eye catching...

mind me asking, are these from your garden?

reason why i ask.... do u label your plants?

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They're in our front garden.

I try to label a lot of the plants because I wouldn't be able to remember their names if someone asked me. Embarassed

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well done.. it looks like something out a botanical garden

I get annoyed with myself for forgetting plants around my garden... so fairplay to you...

I also like the naturalised effect of the paving and vegetation.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are really beautiful. Do you mind me asking how you propagate them ? I have a clump on one pot.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are dead easy to propagate ,,, I just pull a slip from the mother clump, and put in the surrounding soil..i have them in a warm, well drained site, they do better in these conditions.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 9:05 am    Post subject: saxifraga from seed Reply with quote

I bought seed from ebay and threw it about in the rocky parts of my back area just on top of the peat and mossy parts hoping it would self seed. Doesn't appear to be a particularly prolific plant as not one made it. Seems these are alpines and do well in sandy and free draining soil. So I will try again under more controlled conditions as this is an amazing miniature plant that once established is fantastic if placed well and thrives in its most desired conditions. I'm open to any other hints from those who grow it well as I'm looking to spread native plants through divisions.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ooops! That's solid wet clay under those sandstone flags. And when I say solid, I mean really solid yellow clay!

I was a bit dubious about planting them there but I've a quarter of an acre of sandstone pavement to plant so I just bunged them in. Embarassed

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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Protein wrote:
These are dead easy to propagate ,,, I just pull a slip from the mother clump, and put in the surrounding soil..i have them in a warm, well drained site, they do better in these conditions.

Thank you I will have a go.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Saxifrage Reply with quote

Hi, all my Saxifrages are now in flower with a super display. Can you tell me if I cut off the flower heads when they are finished, will a second burst come along later in the summer?

Keith.

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