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Commonly known as Chatham Island forget-me-not
Large luxurious bright green leaves and striking blue flowers. Seems to do best in exposed positions with poor soil
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Pests & Diseases - slugs.
Place of Origin - New Zealand (Chatham Island)
Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
Height - 60cm (24in)
Spread - 60cm (24in)
Evergreen - glossy, oval to heart-shaped. ribbed, basal leaves to 30cm (12in) long, with conspicuous veins and wavy margins.
Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - clump-forming perennial. Produces clusters of open bell-shaped flowers 1cm (½in) across, sometimes with white-margined lobes.
Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus rich and grit for extra drainage - with seaweed mulch - outdoors.
Partial shade - dappled. Shelter from cold winds.
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LEPTOSPERMUM scoparium nanum 'Kiwi'
New Zealand tea tree, Manuka
Available from £13.00
Giant Himalayan lily, Giant lily
Available from £5.00
Flame creeper, Flame nasturtium, Scottish flame flower
Available from £5.00
Available from £14.50
Harrod Horticulture Plant Supports - Plant & Border Supports
Link stakes plant supports are made from dark olive-green powder coated galvanised steel wire (up to 6mm thick), merge seemlessly into the background.
4 options from £28.00
Vermin & Pest Control
Slug killer blue mini pellets are easy to use and give effective control of slugs and snails. Ideal in garden, conservatory or greenhouse.
Vermin & Pest Control
Quick and easy way to repel slugs and snails from your pots with this adhesive copper tape.
Slate Plant Labels
These wonderfully tactile natural slate plant labels are hand made in Cornwall and come with a chalk pen. Just stick them in your pot or border. Pack of 6.
Slate Tie-on Plant Labels
Hand made in Cornwall, these delightful natural slate labels are perfect for pots. Comes with chalk pen. Pack of 5