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Dottie May

Morning Glory

Back in June I planted loads of seeds and they've all taken. Have given loads of little plants away but have planted up a big pot and made a wigwam which they are all climbing up. Looking forward to seeing the lovely blue flowers later on.

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sandra

Morning Glory

A joy aren't they ? I always sow a few but unlike you I let them scramble where they will - shows I am basically lazy !

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Dottie May

Morning Glory

I expect they still look lovely Sandra. I've now planted some out in a pot which also contains Clematis so, hopefully, they will look good. Raining pouring here at the moment so hope they will survive

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Dottie May

Morning Glory

My plants have now reached the top of the wigwam but some of the leaves are turning brown/withered and looking sad with no sign of buds yet. I've kept them watered (not over watered) during this hot weather and looked for anything in the way of pests that may have affected them but haven't found anything. Help please!

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Honey

Morning Glory

I know you say YOU haven't over-watered them, but if they are outside, it's just possible that mother nature has. Browning leaves can be a sign of sporadic watering. I've seen them in flower in the garden centres, but they are always ahead of what is happening in our gardens and so I would just wait and see, you could still get flowers. Have you fed them Dottie? You could try giving them the same feed as you're giving your tomatoes.

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Dottie May

Morning Glory

Total disaster this year. I gave quite a few seedlings away to friends and they've had the same result as me. I think your suggestion Honey that mother nature has been responsible is correct. We had loads of rain earlier on.

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Honey

Morning Glory

Mind you Dottie... I've had further thoughts about your plants. Do you know where I have seen it growing in the wild? Genuinely wild... when we took a river cruise up the river to the Everglades near Noosa, on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. It was scrambling up the trees alongside the river. This river regularly floods and so I'm now wondering if it's the sunshine that they've missed? Better luck next year. I might just try them.

:o( By the way, my tree lilies have been very disappointing this year. The early warm spell made them grow and then I think a frost got them. Not sure whether they will come again?

Honey xxx

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Dottie May

Morning Glory

I checked this plant in one of my gardening books and Honey it mentions that this is a South American plant, so.....lack of sunshine could be the problem. I will try again next year. By the way my Tree Lilies have been great again this year. I'll send you a photo.

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Yummy

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They are growing here in the wayside tubs in the villages. But only just seen them come out so perhaps you still have a chance Dottie, if this weeks warm weather helps them. They are the most gorgeous shade of blue aren't they ;0)

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Dottie May

Morning Glory

You are lucky Yummy to have them blooming with you. Yes, they are a beautiful colour blue, which happens to be my favourite colour. Masses of their white cousins in bloom in the hedgerows here and also in the garden, strangling everything in sight! By the way, hope your move back to the UK goes ok. I'll keep in touch when you are settled.

 
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