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Heuchera Bed

These have grown so much this summer I am wondering if I have them too close together now.



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Wow these look nice and colourful Cinderella-not too close at all-at least the weeds can't get through.....lol ;-)

15 Aug, 2010

 

Thank you Richard, its nice to have another opinion. I only decided to do this bed in the spring, and there are lots of other things in that garden at the moment, but I will be moving them when they have finished flowering so there would then be room to spread them out a bit more

15 Aug, 2010

 

Will they come up again next year Cinderella or will you need to start off some more from seed?

15 Aug, 2010

 

They stay like that all winter Richard, hopefully, and just need to tidy them up a bit in the spring. Thats why they are such a useful plant to have.

15 Aug, 2010

 

they look wonderful...

15 Aug, 2010

 

Thanks Elsiemay

15 Aug, 2010

 

They look lovely all grouped together, some lovely colours.

15 Aug, 2010

 

Thank you Mavis

15 Aug, 2010

 

Thanks for your answer Cinderella ;-)

15 Aug, 2010

 

I love them all together like that. I only have one Heuchera, looks a bit tatty now after a good few years in the same spot !

15 Aug, 2010

 

Why don't you divide it up Shirley, it would probably do it good. Expect it has made a few babies by now hasn't it.

15 Aug, 2010

 

I'll inspect it tomorrow & report back ... lol !

15 Aug, 2010

 

What a beautiful assorment of colours lovely.

15 Aug, 2010

 

Yes, I am pleased with it Sixpence

15 Aug, 2010

 

I would be proud of it Cinders too.:o))

15 Aug, 2010

 

Lovely the colours work so well together...

16 Aug, 2010

 

Thanks Jem

16 Aug, 2010

 

lovely they go so well together.

16 Aug, 2010

 

Thank you so much Clarice

16 Aug, 2010

 

Amazing combo of foliage colours! :-)))

16 Aug, 2010

 

Nice of you David thank you.

16 Aug, 2010

 

Fantastic display,Cinders,I think foliage looks stunning and so effective...

16 Aug, 2010

 

Thanks Bloomer, and hopefully they will stand the winter too.

16 Aug, 2010

 

I love them!!!

17 Aug, 2010

 

I love Heuchera......they all compliment one another....

18 Aug, 2010

 

They do, and apparently lots of people on this site are loving them too.

18 Aug, 2010

 

I think they look just perfect!

18 Aug, 2010

 

thank you very much

18 Aug, 2010

 

Do heuchers de well in shade?

18 Aug, 2010

 

Yes they like shade, not totally perhaps,

18 Aug, 2010

 

Like a tapestry - enchanting! That makes me think about putting some of mine together.

21 Aug, 2010

 

Thanks Wagger. Yes they look good together and should look good through the winter too (hopefully), without too much attention.

21 Aug, 2010

 

They won't need any attention at all over winter, Cinders. In Spring, you sometimes find that they have risen up a bit out of the soil/compost, but you just dig a slightly deeper hole and plant them back in, lol! They also like a good haircut a couple of weeks after doing this. They are also very easy to divide into more plants, but this might take a year or two, if these are all new?

21 Aug, 2010

 

Hi David, thanks, I have had some Heuchera for a number of years, and have successfully taken of offshoots, plus grown some from seed, so some of those in the bed are old and some new. Berry Smoothie and Havanna and Lime Ricky are new, the others are my own from seed and cuttings. I love them, they are such a useful and colourful addition to any planting scheme aren't they. I normally just give them a bit of a haircut so to speak, and sometimes like you say plant them back in deeper. I'm just a little worried about the light colour ones over winter, like Havanna and Lime Ricky, but shall give them a little protection I think, just to be on the safe side.

21 Aug, 2010

 

got in to these this year ,like collecting all the colors

20 Sep, 2010

 

There are so many to choose from Cristina.

20 Sep, 2010

 

Great range of colours all in the one bed! I ♥ it, going straight to Favs!

20 Sep, 2010

 

Thank you Pip.

20 Sep, 2010

 

think i have bt 20 now allover the garden , the colors are soooooooooo pretty. dident no you cud split them

21 Sep, 2010

 

Well when they get bigger they produce new rosettes of leaves that I have removed and planted to make more. They do come in lovely colours don't they.

21 Sep, 2010

 

had a look and some have so wen it stops raining i will gv it a go lol

22 Sep, 2010

 

Good luck Cristina

22 Sep, 2010

 

thanks cin,,

22 Sep, 2010

 

This looks lovely:-)

3 Jan, 2011

 

did spilt them ... so now have more , hope they ok after the snow urggg dont want any more of that ...

3 Jan, 2011

 

Thanks Bornagain, I am very pleased with them, and it makes a lovely desktop picture on the pc.

Cristina, I hope they will be ok too. They should be, mine usually survive the winter ok, but am keeping my fingers crossed with the light green Lime Ricky, first winter, Have brought my baby ones indoors as dont want to risk losing them. They were in my unheated greenhouse and they froze solid but are ok indoors, no harm done.

4 Jan, 2011

 

As long as they dont get water logged they usually are fine
A quick tidy up in the spring when the frosts have gone and they will come back again as beautiful as ever.
As you all know I think they are the bees knees!
Talking about bees they love heucheras even more than we all do, so they are great for the bee population.

6 Jan, 2011

 

Hello Vicky, long time no hear. Welcome back. I am thrilled with my Heuchera and also think they are the bees knees. I have been experimenting with growing from seed, but they don't all come true when you do that do they, but interesting colours nevertheless. Congratulations on all your successes last year.

6 Jan, 2011

 

Thank you Cinderella
Good to be back but not for long I expect as we have a very busy year planned ! (I say it as if it is something new lol) we have some new tunnels and shade housing on nursery to go up and because of the weather we couldnt start it before christmas so we are behind before we start!
You can get some fantastic new colours when you do that.
Fingers crossed for the season hope the judges like our displays
We have a few adventurous ones but a bit hush hush at the moment. They are always a bit of a gamble.
Also we have lots of new varieties coming up on the website and alot of older ones from the national collection
These will be our Heritage collection on the website
I am surposed to be doing all that now lol
Better go and get on with it lol

7 Jan, 2011

 

Good luck with all your new ventures, I shall be watching the website for all your news.

7 Jan, 2011

 

Don't take the bubbles to Malvern! Let us know when new catalogue ready:-)

7 Jan, 2011

 

Hello - what a beautiful collection of Heucheras!

Can you tell me what the one in the bottom left is please?

Also, how old are these plants now - I've just bought 6 varieties and plant to make a heuchera bed, similar to this.....

Obviously I need to plant them in such a way that they have room to grow into something like what you have now! :-)

Thank you in advance!

15 Apr, 2011

 

Hello Chilekat,

Thank you for your lovely comments on my Heuchera bed. The one bottom left is 'Marmalade'. These ones are about two years old, and they are too close together on the photo, I have now taken out the green one next to Marmalade to give more space. They can get quite big, and after the winter you need to tidy them up a bit by taking off some of the underneath tatty leaves.

Good luck,

15 Apr, 2011

 

I love huecheras and your display of them all grouped togeather looks wonderful

23 May, 2011

 

Thank you very much Whdebor

23 May, 2011

 

mine are huge now as well .............

30 May, 2011

 

Pleased to hear Cristina

30 May, 2011



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