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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by Zec Richardson, Jun 1, 2018.

  1. Zec Richardson

    Zec Richardson Apprentice Gardener

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    I am Zec, I live in Southchurch just outside of Southend on Sea, Essex.
    I learnt about plants and gardening from my mum who always has had amazing gardens.
    I am a wheelchair user but I still manage to weed the border, bum shuffling along leaving a pile of weeds in my wake for my wife to put in the bin.
    Our garden is about 100' by 40' and was mainly lawn, but we now have a nice big border and quite a few around the garden.
    The only one that is a problem is the Olearia which this year flowered but the leaves have died back. It does have some new shoots appearing at the base though, so unsure what to do!
     
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      Hello Zec and :sign0016:. Sorry can't help you with Olearia but I'm sure someone will come along soon and give you good advice.
       
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        Hi @Zec Richardson :sign0016: to the forum. We used to grow Olearia Haastii at the nursery - and the daisy bush is a good one for hot spots - a lovely plant with it`s white daisy flowers and silver leaves. As yours has already flowered, I would chop the tops off now if I were you, and then the plant will put all it`s efforts into producing the nice new shoots.
         
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          Hi @Zec Richardson :sign0016: to GC mate and nice to have you with us...sorry to hear you have disabilities but are really enjoying your garden [​IMG]

          I suggest you add a new discussion on the link below and pictures added always help members a lot better mate :dbgrtmb:

          Other Plants
           
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          Welcome to the Corner :sign0016:
           
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              Welcome to GC Zec. I know Southend well....my old stomping ground! :biggrin:

              We'd love to see some pictures of your garden please. :)
               
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                Hi Zec, welcome to Gardeners Corner.:thumbsup::snorky:
                 
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                  Hello @Gardener Doug :sign0016: to GC also my friend :)
                   
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                    Thank you, here are a couple of photos of the garden and one of the offending Olearia.
                    It is throwing out new growth at the base and so I think it is a case of cutting it right back!
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                      I would love to do more but I am limited due to being in a wheelchair.
                      The lawn is so uneven and its a hard push up the garden but it is good exercise!
                       
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                        You've got some ground there mate :)
                         
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                        Have you considered an electric scooter for out side the ones with large wheels that can take the tread of grass.
                         
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                        What form of Olearia plant do you have?...I've not got one but there is 130 different types as the link below states :)

                        Olearia - Wikipedia
                         

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