Lewisia 2013

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Hoy
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Cliff, does a plant survive such a flowering effort? Do you remove the fading flowers?

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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Hoy wrote:

Cliff, does a plant survive such a flowering effort? Do you remove the fading flowers?

Hi Trond,
The plant flowered 'NEARLY' as well last season and I repotted it in the autumn (keeping the soil ball as intact as possible), so I suppose the new compost could have given it a boost?  I do cut away the flowering stems when they have faded, but only to thwart botrytis in a damp summer ... I don't think it is vital.

Cliff Booker A.K.A. Ranunculus
On the moors in Lancashire, U.K.
Usually wet, often windy, sometimes cold ... and that's just me!

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Lewisia 'Little Plum'

David Nicholson
in Devon, UK  Zone 9b

Hoy
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Booker wrote:

Hoy wrote:

Cliff, does a plant survive such a flowering effort? Do you remove the fading flowers?

Hi Trond,
The plant flowered 'NEARLY' as well last season and I repotted it in the autumn (keeping the soil ball as intact as possible), so I suppose the new compost could have given it a boost?  I do cut away the flowering stems when they have faded, but only to thwart botrytis in a damp summer ... I don't think it is vital.

Cliff, you do the right thing seemingly!
When I have tried some of those modern Lewisia hybrids you get in any nursery here they flower themselves to death in a year or two although the flower-power isn't anything like that. But I grow my plants in a bed.

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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deesen wrote:

Lewisia 'Little Plum'

David, adorable little plum ;)

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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