In reply to Gardenbirder:
Our herring gulls are red listed birds. Think about that the next time you hear some flaming idiot calling for a cull of them.
In reply to Clare:
Hi Clare, I have had and still have a Hebe (different types) and they were/are in the ground. We have very sandy soil and where this one is and when the sun comes round to the west it is in the shade. I got it from a friend a couple of years ago, plonked it in the ground, gave it a good watering, spoke nicley to it, and asked it to grow! To my amazement it took root and last year and this had beautiful purple flowers. It is roughly 2 feet highl and deep and 3 feet high. I would think if you put it in a pot, then a large 18 inch planter. I will try and get a photo and add it here, just to give you an idea.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Gardenbirder said: I think the usual idea is that if the plant is not going into the ground that you choose a new pot which is only very slightly bigger than the one it is in at the moment. Most plants seem to do better if they are only gradually moved into larger and larger pots, and if they are not moved more often than once a year. As for ultimate size, the RHS site says it is compact, whatever that means! You could always put it into an inexpensive plastic pot which is slightly bigger than the one it is in now until you find the final size of the Hebe (but I expect you knew that!)
Thanks, Ann - that's very helpful. I'm very new to this gardening business and my knowledge could be easily written on our Prime Minister's conscience.
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