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#1 night owl

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 03:12 PM

Gardening problem

Are there any green fingered people who can help me with what I should do with a purple Hebe that has got dried out as we have had very little rain? The leaves are dead but some of the stalks are still green should I prune it back, get someone to dig it out or just leave it.

What is the best medicine for my poor plant?

Gil

#2 Jeannie McClelland

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 04:31 PM

Hi Gil,

We've had very little rain here too, but with diligent watering the last week some things are showing signs of life. If you aren't likely to have more frosts where you are at, I'd prune the plant back to any buds that look like they might be alive and keep the plant well watered. If it hasn't put out new growth or had buds open after 3 weeks, it probably won't. It might surprise you.

Good luck! :fairy:
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Posted 15 April 2011 - 07:09 AM

Hi Gil,

I'm afraid I'm no gardener so can't add anything to Jeannie's excellent advice.

My plants are looking decidedly shrivelled here too; why is it that the weeds continue to flourish despite having no encouragement at all and yet the plants want to die at the slightest provocation?! :emoticon-dont-know: :lol:

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 02:52 PM

Also Hebe roots with great enthusiasm. So if you have any short trimmings that have any life to them, put them in a pot that is damp, put the pot into a plastic bag, blow the bag up (with the pot inside) and fasten off with a rubber band and keep out of direct sunlight. Then if you do have losses, you just might be able to re-plant with your cuttings. Good luck.

And if anyone is looking for their lost rain - we have it here. Please come and get it asap.

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 05:51 PM

I have no idea what a purple Hebe is so read this thread to find out and ETR's comment "And if anyone is looking for their lost rain - we have it here. Please come and get it asap" is just hilarious! :lol: :bravo:

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#6 night owl

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 04:33 PM

Hi Everyone

The Purple Hebe has been well watered and pruned back and there are signs of life but only small ones.

Keeping my fingers crossed.

Gil

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 08:35 PM

That's great- I'm sure it will come back.

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 01:43 PM

Yes it has survived and showing leaf.

Thanks to the recent rain.

Me thinks

Gil