Monthly Archives: April 2019

Planting Tips : Keeping Huecheras in Pots Healthy

These pictures show what to do to keep heucheras in pots looking good and keep them going for years!

Every 3 to 5 years or whenever you notice they are getting a bit stalky, just tidy all the foliage off. Clear out the leaves and debris from around the crowns.

Then if you want it to go back in the same pot, chop a bit off the bottom of the roots about 1 to 2 inches if they are not too stalky picture 6.

Picture 7 just rake the sides a little to encourage the roots to grow (dont go mad!) I like to shamfer the flat top of the root ball, as you can see in picture 9. This gets rid of seeds and weeds that may be on the top and leaves more room to add some nice fresh compost with a teaspoon of slow release feed per pot (keep a look out as we will be selling this soon).

Then put back into post with small amount of compost at the bottom.and top dress on the top making sure not to bury the crown, only the stalks. Then water and make sure the water comes out of the bottom of the pot. Little feet under the pots are good for this.

Which heucheras tolerate the sun ?

This question was asked by
Lindsay B

Which heuchera tolerate full sun? (if any) please

Hi Lindsay
There are lots that love the sun
All the black, purple, many of the orange (not all) all the reds and some greens but NOT lime green.
Hope this helps
Kind regards
Vicky

Heuchera ‘Thomas’ TM (Fox series) (1220)

Vicky and Richard Fox

heuchera coco when will it be in stock

This question was asked by
Geraldine C

will this plant ever be available in this country as you now have a price for it and I left message to contact me when in ,as I would like 3 plants for a pets resting place
Thank you
Geraldine Claridge

Hi Geraldine
It has been a couple of years since we had it.
Sadly we are not allowed to propagate this variety as it has a PBR which we don’t own the rights to.
I do keep trying to get it by ordering the plug plants from labs that do have the rights.
However nothing has come of our 2019 order yet. First of all they said it was coming and now I’ve heard nothing.
There is still time and I will tbe chasing it it up regularly.
This is the problem with many of the ‘out of stock’ varieties.
I could sell loads if I could get them so don’t worry I will always be on the case (it’s in my interests as well as yours) it’s very frustrating!
I can’t even offer you a substitute as there isn’t anything quite like it ..its a beautiful variety.
Sorry once again
Fingers crossed I find some soon
Kind regards vicky

Heuchera ‘Coco’ (1056)

Vicky and Richard Fox

Ground Elder

This question was asked by
Jill P

Hi
Is there any way to get rid of the dreaded Ground Elder in a border which is established with lovely plants?
I try to dig out and carefully ease but it is an endless task.
Any suggestion that might help please.

Thanking you
Jill

Hi jill
I am sorry I don’t have any magic cure or magic tricks sadly.
But here is a link to the RHS advise concerning ground elder.
Hope this helps
Keep up the good work
I know it can be done as my neighbour had trouble years ago and followed rhs advise and now has no problems.
Good luck x

https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=215

Vicky and Richard Fox

Pot Size for 3 average sized heucheras

This question was asked by
Dorothy D

Please could you advise on pot size needed for heucheras. Possibly 3 to a pot? And what plants would you suggest as a contrast of shapes etc. which need the same growing conditions.

Many thanks.

Hi dorothy
Three plants in an 18inch pot would be great.
Heres a couple of combinations that would work
As you dont say if its sun or shade
I’ve done one of each

Pot for sun
Heuchera violet shimmer
Heuchera Rio
Heuchera glitter or Thomas

Pot for shade
Heuchera sweet caroline
Heucherella brass lantern,
Tiarella emerald ellie

Hope this helps

Kind regards vicky

Heuchera ‘Glitter’ (1234)

Vicky and Richard Fox