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I planted a couple of Pyracantha 'Saphyr Rouge' a few weeks ago. We have had a couple of frosts since. They are planted on the site of an old compost heap so the soil is rich. They do not look as if they are thriving and I wondered if someone could help. Photo attached.
Also could someone name this plant for me. It is a beautiful bright pink, thrives and brightens up a dark damp corner. You see it everywhere but no one I know can remember the name!

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Its hard to tell from the picture, but it looks as if you've planted the pyracantha far too close to the wall and shed - there should be at least a foot between the plant and any wall or fence, so move it further forward. I was also going to ask whether you'd watered it, but am not sure how dry and warm its been where you are - here in west London, I've got the sprinkler on today. New plants need to be watered well during dry spells, so if you've had no rain, give it a good water when you reposition it.
The pink flower I'm not sure, looks like a pink version of Pulmonaria, will look it up later, in the middle of doing dinner right now, lol!

25 Mar, 2011


It's a pulmonaria pink haze. Brilliant little plant for early colour, ground cover in shady corner.

25 Mar, 2011

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