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ruweiss

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A rockgarden in late summer
« on: October 03, 2023, 09:16:54 PM »
Last week a friend invited me to visit his garden and I had a pleasant afternoon in
this paradise. In spite of the high temperatures everything was in an optimal shape.

Rudi Weiss,Waiblingen,southern Germany,
climate zone 8a,elevation 250 m

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Re: A rockgarden in late summer
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2023, 09:20:18 PM »
More plants:
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Re: A rockgarden in late summer
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2023, 07:43:50 AM »
Your friend has a lovely garden, Rudi. almost as good as yours! 
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Re: A rockgarden in late summer
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2023, 10:40:08 AM »
Very nice hill, it looks very natural
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Re: A rockgarden in late summer
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2023, 11:03:35 AM »
I too would like to express my enthusiasm. Your friend's rock garden is par excellance.

However, I still have one small question... Does the enchanting Helichrysum sibthorpii stand outside all year round without protection from rain and snow? Or is it protected? I ask because I am thinking of integrating my two small specimens into the rock garden. This species seems to like a regular dose of water (?) At least the plants in my two pots look a bit sad when I come home on Fridays...after watering they recover very quickly though. So I suspect they are better off outdoors and should perhaps only be protected from too much wetness and snow in winter.

I would be grateful for any advice.

Cheers
Thomas

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Re: A rockgarden in late summer
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2023, 08:38:13 PM »
Thank you all for your friendly comments.
@Thomas: My friend grows Helichrysum sibthorpii in a place with overhead protection
against rain. I grew this beautiful plant in former years without protection until root
aphids killed it. Succces maybe depends on the microclimate, rain protection is surely
the safest way to keep them alive.
Rudi Weiss,Waiblingen,southern Germany,
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Re: A rockgarden in late summer
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2023, 09:52:34 AM »
Hello Rudi

Thank you very much for the quick answer.

I think I will plant one of my two specimens of Helichrysum sibthorpii in a sunny area of the rock garden at the weekend and also protect it against winter wetness.🤞

 


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