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But you’re very welcome to look! This blog is just so I can keep account of my growing heuchera (and family) collection – it seemed easier to do this than enter each plant separately on the plant list.

I found I was muddling my ‘plum pudding’ with my ‘blackberry jam’ and my ‘frosted violet’ with the ‘sugar frosting’, to say nothing of the confusion between ‘ginger ale’, ‘ginger peach’ and a couple of others! My labels have a tendency to go astray or to fade so I thought I would do a pictorial reminder to myself. Here’s hoping it works :)


Heuchera ‘Autumn leaves’ – Bybrook Barn 9 May 2013

These last two have the incorrect year on them – should be 2013!!

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oh no, you are not helping me at all lol, I am definitely falling in love with heuchera's..
i have about 7 different ones atm but its rapidly increasing. but not a patch on your 20+.. saved to favorites ;)

17 Jun, 2012

 

There are so many similar ones its hard to identify them, I've loved looking at your beauties

17 Jun, 2012

 

wonderful idea ...........and the heucheras are superb :)))

17 Jun, 2012

 

What a great idea, I am going to do this if you don't mind Gee. Like the idea of the inset photo of the leaves too. I have been going through all my (hundreds) of plant labels this weekend and matching them to plants still alive in the garden. I have found the labels for most of the Heucheras now, thankfully. You have introduced me to several I would like and haven't got. Thanks for putting this blog on.....

17 Jun, 2012

 

Wonderful colln. Gee, how many to go now til the national colln is achieved??

17 Jun, 2012

 

How many are there do you think?

17 Jun, 2012

 

Clever idea, I like the way you have done the leaves by the side. Too clever for me. Nice collection there Gee.

17 Jun, 2012

 

Lovely collection - help me here please, I really struggle to say the names of many plants how do you say heucheras - can somebody sound it out for me pls.

17 Jun, 2012

 

Hoo- ker- a. Is the way I say it.

17 Jun, 2012

 

thanks cinderella - how simple was that.

17 Jun, 2012

 

Your welcome

17 Jun, 2012

 

You've got a nice lot there :o)
The names do sound confusing .... It reminds me of when I was a social worker, on my list were Ann Gunn, Annie Gunning, and Ann Cannon ... lol I always confused them :D

17 Jun, 2012

 

All lovely Gee....I have a few of them, but 'yellowstone falls' is my next one....:>)

17 Jun, 2012

 

Lovely selection of Heucheras, Gee ... I shall try to get some of the 'Lime green' varieties in the Autumn ... I do like the way you have made your 'pictorial reminder' ... you clever girl! ... :o)

17 Jun, 2012

 

What a great blog on Heucheras Gee, I recognise a few of them, but still a long way to go yet, I have found the purple and dark leaf ones ar much easier to get going but still struggling with some of the Peachy and Rosy colours, great blog will use it as a reference for idenifying some of the ones I am trying to grow, Thank you;0))

17 Jun, 2012

 

great idea Gee, this is much easier, i cant work out how to do the plants in the garden bit!!

17 Jun, 2012

 

How clever is that Gee....you've probably inspired most of us to do something similar with our heucheras - could be used for any group of plants I suppose.
Before I forget.....lovely plants by the way :))

17 Jun, 2012

 

one of mine is very unhappy, and there appear to be 2 holes by the side of it ~ do mice eat them???

17 Jun, 2012

 

A great idea Gee, you are so clever on the old pc, must have a go at this, you do have a fantastic collection.......

17 Jun, 2012

 

Sticki...I've found (and a few others judging by comments recently) that the lighter lime greeny ones are not doing well at all. What colour are yours?
I think there was a question a while back - consensus of opinion was mice, I think.

17 Jun, 2012

 

thanks scottish

i think this is/was a redder one but i did have a lime green one too that wasnt so good

obviously my cat isnt doing such a good job after all!!!

some are doing well ~ but not all!!

17 Jun, 2012

 

Hi Sticki I keep mine in pots then I can move them around easily, all the dark leaved ones are fine and thinking about it I put them all in the gh to overwinter,
the ones that the vineweevil grubs ate the roots were the light coloured ones like sweet tea and stoplight, I managed to rescue tapestry by scrubbing two bits that were still alive, they are slowly recovering in the gh
I hadn't realised until now that it was only the light ones the pests ate.......interesting....was it the lighter one of yours that was damaged?

18 Jun, 2012

 

Thanks pam, I think mine was a darker red one but I will investigate further this morning!

18 Jun, 2012

 

I had a problem with Plum Pudding, vine weevil grubs in the pot, but managed to save it. Lots of mine are potted but I also have some in the ground. Apart from being flattened and/or nibbled by the tortoises they are doing OK so far.

Homebird, hope you have as much fun 'cataloguing' your plants as I did. I used Powerpoint as I find that so easy to use.

Grandmage, having gone through the heuchera collection websites recently, they certainly don't have to worry about me taking over :) Makes fascinating reading on a wet evening though, when there is only football on the TV!

Thanks, everyone, for your lovely comments :)

18 Jun, 2012

 

Shanghai is the latest victim here, looks half dead!! its a red/purple one.

18 Jun, 2012

 

They do/can recover Sticki.....is this one eaten from above or below?
If it were mine - which I have done with 2 or 3 this spring....I remove from either pot or ground give the roots a good wash out - check right inside for larvae - put into pot with fresh compost (I think peat free is recommended). 2 are recoving and 1 has gone!!!
Some may give different or better advice and I'm sure Vicky1 did a blog on how to recover Heucheras.

18 Jun, 2012

 

thanks scottish, it looks like from above, but i need to check further, sounds good advice either way.

18 Jun, 2012

 

That's a great selection Gee. They are a rewarding plant to collect.....even if those darn vine weevils are lurking behind every pot ready to pounce. I had to chop one called Rave On, a new buy right back to no leaves, as it developed really bad rust. It is now back about 6 inches tall and growing well with help from Roseclear, after about 6 weeks. I just counted that I have 19 different varieties, but no pale green ones apart from Tiramisu, which is fantastic.

18 Jun, 2012

 

Thanks for putting them in a blog as i've enjoyed looking at them all.

18 Jun, 2012

 

Wow what a collection, they seem to be very addictive :-)

18 Jun, 2012

 

I didn't start out thinking of collecting heucheras, it just happened! I think finding something that survived well in my garden just set me off. I have yet to try them in the ground in the front garden, very heavy clay but I might give it a go and see what happens. Slugs don't seem to touch them which is a good thing. Dorjac and Sticki, you're very wicked, you have just given me another three names to look out for :)

19 Jun, 2012

 

sorry Gee, shanghai is a lovely one [well mine was!]

19 Jun, 2012

 

Hi Gee.

Lovely heucheras. This blog is smashing :o)))

22 Jun, 2012

 

Thanks, TT, as you can tell I am a hopeless addict :)

22 Jun, 2012

 

Lol. don't resist ;o)

22 Jun, 2012

 

Great blog Gee and a lovely presentation of the various bits. I have over thirty different ones and find it hard to remember which is which. They change so much with the seasons. Like you if I find something that will grow I tend to buy different varieties of the same plant. My collection crept up on me. As TT says don't resist.

2 Jul, 2012

 

13 Oct - Four more added - I am certainly not resisting :)

13 Oct, 2012

 

Ooh, I love the look of all three! ... Glad to see you're building up your collection, Gee ... :o)

15 Oct, 2012

 

They are quite big plants, Shirley, so should be able to divide next spring :)

15 Oct, 2012

 

That sounds good to me! ... I have moved four of my Heucheras from one side of the garden to the other today ... in the hope they'll put on some growth as they seem to have stopped at the moment!

16 Oct, 2012

 

Another 5 added to the collection - 10 Nov 2012 from Ebay, well rooted little plants approx £3 each with no postage charges :)

11 Nov, 2012

 

They are lovely healthy looking plants. Make sure you label them very carefully as they go through the year pretending to be one another lol. I can no longer id most of mine.

12 Nov, 2012

 

It does seem the some Heuchera have a wardrobe full of different coloured leaves with which to deceive us enthusiasts Scotsgran.

15 Nov, 2012

 

You are so right. I don't know of any other plant family which confuses me as this one does. I think they are a great addition to the garden.

15 Nov, 2012

 

I have double tagged these last 5 plants just in case a wayward squirrel runs off with one label! You are so right, Dorjac and Scotsgran, they are so similar to others I already have. I even thought the nursery has mislabelled one of these 5. It wasn't until I took it into the garden that I saw its true colours. I am trying to pick up on GoY again after computer troubles and battling with the council to repair my greenhouse (still not done).

15 Nov, 2012

 

Welcome back. I have not been on as much lately but its almost impossible to catch up if you miss a few weeks. Computers are like cars wonderful when they are working but ---------m ! Good luck in trying to get anywhere with a council problem.

15 Nov, 2012

 

OMG Gee !!!!......LUv LuV LUVVVvv this blog!!! thank you for sending me the link ......I WANT i WaNt I WANT ....now see what you've started im sat here with a nice glass of port ...frantically writing down the names of the ones i like hmmmm he goes!!!

Arrggghhh just cant choose..... Sooooo i MUST have them all now ....so its easier to print off the ENTIRE blog and get on me Heuchera Hunt :0) ha ha!!!

Oppppss nearly did'nt say not that im sure you be surprised its defo in me FAVS :)

26 Jan, 2014

 

Thanks, Bee, glad you found it interesting. When the tree came down on my pots it also meant I had to repot the damaged plants so I may well have some 'spares' in the spring. My system of identification seemed a good idea but so many are alike it will be 'pot luck' but you'd be welcome to some :)

27 Jan, 2014

 

Ooooo Gee you made me a VERY HaPpY Bee :0) x

THank you soooo very much i would be delighted to give them a good home here in Wales. if you do have any spare at any time please can i have your addy (private messaged of course) and i will pop a stamp addressed Jiffy bag in the post to you if you think that's the best way to send them via post - not sure hows best as iv'e never sent anything thru the post before :)

28 Jan, 2014

 

I've sent you a pm :)

28 Jan, 2014

 

Thank you Gee19 off to read & reply :0)

28 Jan, 2014

 

Gee, I've only just come across your blog & have nominated it for GOY.
I'm a hooked on heuchera addict too but not got nearly as many as you.
Great blog by the way & in my Favs now.

4 Sep, 2015

 

Just updating this observation on Heucheras Gee. Stoplight which had bloomed so well all summer suddenly went off the brew. I found it was water logged! Makes a change from vine weevil. I now have 3-4 little plants growing under a protective dome. My collection has shrunk since I last wrote on your blog Gee. I think you are more organised than me. I think my count is about 12 older plants. Some sprigs growing and 2 new heurcherellas bought last weekend. Still await larger pots and where to place them.

7 Sep, 2015

 

Thanks, Green Finger and Dorjac. I'm afraid I haven't been on GoY for a while, things keep getting in the way! The garden has become rather overgrown, everything growing too well and I am desperately trying to keep up with it while also trying to redecorate the kitchen. Millie has been very unwell over the last 6 weeks too and we have had numerous visits to the vet and very slow walks each day. Thankfully she is now making a good recovery after a little operation a couple of weeks ago.

My heucheras in the beds suffered with the flooding at the beginning of the year and something has been nibbling the leaves if the potted ones - I suspect a little green grasshopper that I rescued from the kitchen floor! I had to rescue lots of my potted ones when it rained hard and long here a week or so ago too. In the end I turned all the saucers upside down so water couldn't collect under them. I don't feel very organised, Dorjac :)

I will try and catch up with you all on GoY soon - I am almost done with the kitchen until my son in law can do the ceiling and flooring for me (and, after Millie's treatment, I need to save up too!). The tortoises are slowing down now and only pop out for a nibble and then return to their house mid afternoon. I know just how they feel.

Take care :)

8 Sep, 2015

 

Sorry to hear Millie's been poorly - hope nothing too serious & she makes full recovery.
It's been very wet here with daily rain for several weeks, last 3 days have been better & can finally get out there & start weeding.
I know just what you mean about not feeling organised, I've been feeling quite overwhelmed myself by the tasks to do list.

9 Sep, 2015

 

Gee, wishing Millie a good recovery. You take it easy too ... :o)

9 Sep, 2015

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