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Monthly Archives: May 2017

  • How Far Apart Do You Plant Daylilies

    How Far Apart Do You Plant Daylilies? The versatility, beauty and ease of maintenance of daylilies make them very popular with gardeners of all levels. These are stunning flowers that can add beauty and colour to any outdoor area. However, in order to make the most of daylilies you need to make sure that they are properly planted and maintained. When it comes to maintenance, these plants require minimal effort, as daylilies are extremely hardy once they are established to your climate temperatures, growing in your Australian garden, they will largely look after themselves. However, when you are planting daylily roots you do need to bear a few things in mind in order to enable your new daylilies to flourish. One of the key considerations you have to take into account when it comes to planting daylilies is how far apart you should plant them. It is important to remember that they will need room to grow and flourish so don’t be tempted to try and cram them in as closely as possible. In fact, you need to pay special attention to the distance you leave between each plant in order to ensure that you give them adequate room to grow. When you are digging holes for your daylilies, you should make sure that you dig them a couple of inches wider and deeper than the plants root systems. In addition, you need to make sure you leave around one and a half feet between each of the holes. This will make sure that your newly planted daylilies are not only at the right distance apart but also the correct depth. Other considerations when planting daylilies There are a number of other im Read More...

  • Different Types Of Daylilies

    Different Types of Daylilies. Daylilies are a hugely popular choice amongst gardening enthusiasts of all levels, as they offer a range of benefits in addition to helping you to create a stunning outdoor area. The daylily has evolved dramatically over the years and from the traditional daylily there are now many different variations and hybrid options, which means that you can now get these beautiful flowers in a wide range of colours and patterns to suit your tastes and preferences. They are also available in different heights, so you can mix and match to create a wonderful and colourful display in your garden or outdoor area. Different Variations to Consider In addition to the colour and the size of the many different daylily plants that you can choose from these days, there are a number of variations that are centred around the foliage during the winter. This can impact on how hardy the plants are and whether they are suited to hot or cold areas. The variations include: Dormant: With dormant plants you can benefit from a higher level of hardiness. The leaves of these plants turn yellow or brown during the autumn but can be removed from the crown with ease. The plant will then remain dormant over the course of the winter until spring rolls around. Evergreens:  While most people prefer evergreens, the truth is deep down, they are the least hardy of all these plants, and tend not to cope as well when it comes to extreme winter conditions, when they may end up freezing and then thawing repeatedly. This is why it is always advisable to add mulch in potential problem area Read More...

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