Melianthus Major

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derrick
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Melianthus Major

Post by derrick » Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:02 pm

The Major looks very happy in Southampton and grown some more.
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Steph
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Re: Melianthus Major

Post by Steph » Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:18 pm

Like the plant and the setting... that wall behind looks lovely.


derrick
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Re: Melianthus Major

Post by derrick » Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:39 pm

Its all on the coast near ferry port Oleanders Cordys some big Chamaerops and Canary date palms .But Major full of flowers and about 12 feet wide .


greendragon
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Re: Melianthus Major

Post by greendragon » Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:52 am

Looks thirsty.
2012 Highest Temp - May 24th: 27*C / 25th July: 28*c
2012 Lowest Temp - Febuary 3rd: -6*C
2013 Highest Temp - 13th July: 30*c
2013 Lowest Temp - 13th March -4.5*c.


Neil Ziemski
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Re: Melianthus Major

Post by Neil Ziemski » Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:36 am

Even up here in the north mine looks similar.
I won't do it now but I still thought about hard pruning mine as it looks woody and untidy at the base.
Normally after winter it all looks crappe so I cut it back, I'm thinking it's too late now.
What do others do?
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derrick
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Re: Melianthus Major

Post by derrick » Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:56 am

It does look very woody now and very dry .Some homeless guy was sleeping in it I woke him up . I use to cut mine to the ground every year .


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karl66
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Re: Melianthus Major

Post by karl66 » Tue May 22, 2018 5:20 am

Well, mine lasted just one growing season,was a decent size plant but no sign of life at all.


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DiCasS
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Re: Melianthus Major

Post by DiCasS » Wed May 23, 2018 5:20 pm

Trying these from seed now, they have been sown for about 2 months but haven't had any luck so far. I do like these and like Karl lost one a while back and couldn't understand why mine died when everyone else was reporting theirs was growing.

Anyway, if my seeds decide to germinate, I shall be thrilled.


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Re: Melianthus Major

Post by Delboy » Sat May 26, 2018 9:32 pm

It was a bad winter here but mine has sailed thru. icon_cheers
My old garden
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New garden......coming soon.


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