Lovely bright spots Sheal. Do the snails eat your nicotiana. I have one in a pot and have no been unsure of where to plant it. Very pretty.With such a wet spring and summer this year a lot of my plants (mainly annuals) have failed but here are the bright spots of my garden.
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That's a shame Sheal. Is this the before snails photo as the clematis looks lovely.
Thanks Sheal. I think I might move the hydrangea out of the pot once it has bloomed this year. It has nice big buds now but really the pot is a central feature and looks pretty ordinary cut back. Not sure what to put there. Originally I had a standard fuchsia which was lovely but broke in the wind. It is a fairly shaded spot. Maybe a pretty lacey type fern. I have just been given one by a friend for my birthday. It will take a while to grow so maybe some annuals to tide me over whilst I'm waiting!!! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.I've just remembered you're in Australia DeborahJane. You must have better temperatures there during the winter months than here in Britain as Nicotiana wouldn't stand a chance of surviving. We've had a lot of rain this spring and summer, in fact it's pouring down again now. If the slugs and snails are out and about then it's not my Nicotiana they're after. In fact, they haven't touched anything else in the garden apart from the Clematis. Perhaps they've decided there's better food somewhere else......if I'm lucky!
I don't think the Nicotiana will work in the same pot as the Hydrangea, the Hydrangea's roots will sap everything from the soil and Nicotiana droops very quickly if it's not kept watered.
Those are beautiful flowers. We have had an unusually dry summer and so everything is starting to die around here. The leaves on the trees are already staring to brown because of lack of water. My dad predicts that we are going to have a bad winter this year.
Thanks Sheal. That is a pretty fuscia. I like your suggestion. The standard fuscia grew well in my pot so I think another fuscia would be a suitable and impressive option.I think I would put the Hydrangea in the ground too @DeborahJane, don't think they care to much for root restriction.
An idea below and I'm wondering if it's available to you. This is Fuschia 'Hawkshead'. It has delicate white flowers and is hardy so although deciduous it will survive the winter months. This picture was taken last year and over the winter I made the mistake of pruning it. I've found out since 'Hawkshead' doesn't like being pruned and this summer it's hardly flowered at all! The other little flowers in the pot are dwarf Sweet Peas.
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