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Vine Weevils and How to Check for Them

This question was asked by
Laura M

Hi, I purchased a dark coloured Heuchera from you at the Hampton Court festival back in July and
I have noticed something is starting the eat the leaves. I have googled and the marks look similar to vine weevils. Is this likely to be the case and do you have any advice on prevention?
Thank

Hi Laura
Sorry to hear that
If you are worried carefull dig it up take look at the roots leave it on the surface of the soil for a day, near the bird table if are any grubs the birds should pick through (grubs do the most damage)
Afterwards wash the root pour boiling water in the hole then replant, when soil is cold again.
If in pot wash the pot and the roots and replant into fresh multi purpose compost.
In future it’s easier to nematode in late august beginning of September.
Hope this helps
Kind regards vicky

Heuchera ‘Dark Secret’ (639)

Vicky and Richard Fox

Trailing plants

This question was asked by
C. Harding

Is it a good time to plant trailing Heucherella now for autumn/winter to replace summer annuals now dying off? Can you recommend plants that you have stock of. Many thanks.
Ps. Just received recent order absolutely lovely, thank you

Hi Christine
Pleased you liked your last order
Thanks for letting us know.

Yes now is a good time to plant replacements for summer bedding
We have Heuchererella Redstone falls
The Yellowstone falls which I have attached.
You can put any heuchera in baskets, especially if you mix the trailng and the upright.
Heucherella solar power, red rover and solar eclipse are also good as they cascade, not long trailers like the falls series but they cover baskets well
I hope this helps
Kind regards vicky

Heucherella ‘Yellowstone Falls’ (812)

Heucherella ‘Redstone Falls’ (811)

Heucherella ‘Yellowstone Falls’ (812)

Vicky and Richard Fox

Planting heucheras with Azaleas? Ok?

This question was asked by
Jennifer P

I have planted standard azaleas in planting holes in our patio filled with ericaceous compost. Would it be possible to underplant with heucheras or would they not thrive ?

Hi Jennifer
They would be very happy in acid soil or alkaline they are not fused.
They hate being waterlogged but that’s not an issue for you
So feel free to fill your pots
Happy gardening
Vicky x

Heuchera ‘Fleur’ ( Fox Series) (SKU18314)

Vicky and Richard Fox

Planting heucheras with Azaleas? Ok?

This question was asked by
Jennifer P

I have planted standard azaleas in planting holes in our patio filled with ericaceous compost. Would it be possible to underplant with heucheras or would they not thrive ?

Hi Jennifer
They would be very happy in acid soil or alkaline they are not fused.
They hate being waterlogged but that’s not an issue for you
So feel free to fill your pots
Happy gardening
Vicky x

Heuchera ‘Fleur’ ( Fox Series) (SKU18314)

Vicky and Richard Fox

Hanging baskets for Winter colour

This question was asked by
Pat D

I would like to plant up a mixed winter hanging basket to go on my garage wall. It gets the sun (if any) most of the day and I would to know which heucheras would be suitable and what other plants they could mix with. The plants would then go out in the garden next spring. Thanks in advance

Hi Pat
If it’s for a winter basket you could pick any as the sun is not strong if any! as you say.
Trailing varieties that are good and available are Heucherella Redstone Falls and Yellowstone Falls, and Fire Frost
Any can go in baskets, to help them cover the basket (if not trailing varieties) plant them tilting outwards they they grow over more the sides of the basket.
Heucherella Red Rover is lovely and interesting foliage shape too.
Heuchera Can-Can to name a few
Hope this helps
Kind regards
Vicky

Heucherella ‘Fire Frost’ (1242)

Heucherella ‘Red Rover’ PBR (SKU18324)

Vicky and Richard Fox