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Summer planting
Contrary to popular opinion, summer planting is fine as long as adequate water is provided throughout any prolonged dry periods. This allows you to take advantage of increased summer growth.
Myosotidium hortensia
Height: 0.5m;  Spread: 0.5m
Ch.Is. Forget-me-not (Herb)
Stunning combination of blue flower bunches (spring) and huge glossy leaves. Frost tender. Demands exposed site. Newly renamed, it is now correctly Myosotidium hortensium.
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Myosotidium hortensia
Spring flowers are beginning to appear on these Ch. Is. Forget-me-not.
Spring Beauty
Chatham Island forget-me-nots and scarlet rata (Metrosiderous carminea) in full bloom in a Lower Hutt garden. They thrive in this site on the south side of our house, where they are regularly fed with homemade liquid fertilisers and fresh seaweed mulches
Growing tips:
On 31/10/2015, Kyle Bland said:
Our CIFGMN plants thrive on teh southern side our our house in Lower Hutt, with lush foliage (leaves over 60 cm across). They are planted into soil filled with homemade compost, and regularly fed with a variety of homemade liquid fertilisers (seaweed, comfrey, worm tea), and mulched with fresh seaweed. The best tips are keep the roots cool with mulches, and feed, feed, feed them!