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'I get by with a little help from my friends.....'


‘What would you do, if I gave up on you,
Would you stand up and let me just go,
Take my plant up and repot me real quick,
And I’ll see if I can start to regrow….

Oh I get by with a little help from my friends,
Oooh, I’m gonna try with a little help from my friends….

Lennon/Mcartney – The Beatles (With a little poetic license from me!)

A few weeks back I posted a pic on My Photo’s of my sad, dieing Brunnera. See this link:

I felt awful as I felt I had done wrong by this plant and learning curve it may be but no-one likes to get it wrong. Youngdaisydee advised me to remove the plant form by the pond as it had died right back and repot and put in part shade. Sanbaz then added to that advice and suggested cutting it all back and just leaving the one half-decent leaf so none of the other stems would take any of the nutrients from it. In all honesty, I didn’t hold out any hope but when Ali went to work this morning, I was pottering in the garden and checked on it and guess what……

This is the half-decent leaf unchanged since repotting.

And these little suckers are NEW ones!! Brilliant stuff. I may be sad but for me, after I thought I’d lost it, to see this is great stuff and makes you feel good. Look closely and there are 2 more tiny ones popping up as well.

Fingers crossed….

So, I really did get by with a little help from my friends.

Thanks Youngdaisydee and Sanbaz

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Good on yer mate nice save.

9 Sep, 2009


Cheers mate!

I felt terrible when it just 'went'! Just hope it is okay for next year now but it's looking promising already so really quite pleased with myself!

9 Sep, 2009


Not only your friends but a bit of faith as well, it goes a long way Ob, there are a lot one can save by those methods so just think on in future and dont chuck it out until your absolutely sure,lol, save a lot of money that way as well..........

9 Sep, 2009


To be honest LL, my attitude has changed a lot since starting out. I used to panic if something dies back but now I prune, wait and let nature do its bit.

Thanks for the comments.

9 Sep, 2009


Well done Sandra and Dee !
Oddbillie.... this is looking really healthy now :o)

10 Sep, 2009


ou can rely on GoY for plenty of good advice. Where possible, I always lift sickly plants and pot them up so I can keep an eye on them in 'intensive care' and give loads of TLC. As you've found it's so rewarding when you manage to 'rescue' something . :o))

10 Sep, 2009


What a great team, united in saving life! Well done all of you for your combined efforts. Don't forget to keep us informed of the 'patients' progress, OB :)

10 Sep, 2009


well done Dan, glad it worked out, :o))

10 Sep, 2009


Large oak trees from little aco . err brunnera grow . .. its great to see life when you thought it was gone . Well done for having the patience to leave it alone.

10 Sep, 2009


Well done Dan!

10 Sep, 2009


We ll done OB and also your helpers.

10 Sep, 2009


Well done little Brunnera, see he does love you!!!

11 Sep, 2009

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