Campanula

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    Campanula Persicifolia White.
    I planted 6 of these and 6 Salvia in a border last year. The Salvia is coming on well and getting really big; the Campanula has totally vanished. All 6 of them. What went wrong? Cold exposed situation but they were sheltered by the Salvia and a shed .
     
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    Not sure you have lost your campanula fumanchu :)
    Two things......I find some of them late in shooting. Slugs love ‘em so check with a torch at night or lay a couple of pellets and they should recover :)
     
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      Story Time. Once upon a time. My next door neighbour had campanula growing in her garden. Me. Just couldn't get it to survive. Her time arrived and she was no more. Her campanula ceased to be seen in what had been her garden, new occupants being several, had no affection for gardening. Within no time at all, I had campanbula growing in every nook & cranny. I grew fond of it and began building a collection. Campanulas are part of a very large family. Now looking down on my garden. It is very green despite my recent lack of attention. Campanula is everywhere. I sometimes imagine, albeit I don't believe in an after-life but, who knows. Perhaps Doris from next door may be saying. Here Mick, have my campanula and enjoy.
       
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        I absolutely agree in the existence of the afterlife but I have no campanula :biggrin:
        It was last year I planted it Verdun and I thought maybe this year it would come back but I have had a look and there's nowt there at all. I will get more and put down slug pellets, ty x
         
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        Ok fumanchu. Nothing at all? No rootball? :sad:
        I have campanula Iridescent Bells that is...was...similarly showing no signs of growth at all (if that makes grammatical sense!!!) Not until the past weekend did I notice tiny shoots emerging so I know it is growing now. :)
        Slugs for sure love many of the campanulas but wet soil over winter could well have been a factor too:noidea: maybe incorporate some grit if you intend replacing it
         
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          I could buy more and put them in a better drained bit of the garden.. that's an idea. Most of it is well drained but (naturally) the bit the campanula disappeared in tends to hold some water.
           
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          Then I think that’s the problem fumanchu :)
           
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          I have to say thanks to all who have helped me in here. My garden has got so much better since I signed up. The husband thinks I've suddenly got older and much wiser, and I'm not telling him any different :biggrin:
           
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            Ha ha fumanchu....but you have become wiser! :)
            Earlier today I suddenly doubted myself and dug up campanula Iridescent Bells. Silly billy me! :noidea:
            Plenty of shoots from an inch or so below soil surface. A thick mulch added to the depth too. I replanted it and hope it doesn’t take offence at my whim:) I did say sorry!:noidea:
             
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