North Wales Diary Discussion: September 2016
Started by: John Richards
Celmisia hectoriGo to latest contribution by John Good, 25 October 2016, 07:08. Go to bottom of this page.
Lovely Celmisia hectori! I had always struggled with this species (and still have a scrap from my original accession) until I acquired a plant from Aberconwy about four years ago (from where, dare I suggest, you may have bought yours). This has flourished in a fishbox, trebling its size, and has now been moved to the edge of a raised sand-bed. It has an enormous impact in the open garden especially in winter. I wonder if this is a newish more amenable introduction? It originates from rocky outcrops in the wettest parts of SW New Zealand an area from which few species enjoy our garden conditions.