When is the best time to do a hebe cutting? Also, when is it save to dig up a conifer so it can be relocated?
Cuttings of hebe should be taken in summer.
Most transplanting of conifers can be done in either spring or fall.
Will Hebe pinguifolia grow well in the West Indies?
I don't see why not. Many of these plants are native to New Zealand, which isn't too different climate wise. This article should help with its general care: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/hebe/hebe-shrubs.htm
We have all different types of hebes; and I'm not sure why, but they don't seem to be thriving. They do get watered at least twice a week and are in ok soil. We have fertilized them. There are two that seem to be ok, but two others have died and the other five look really 'sad'. They get full sun in the morning and afternoon. They seem to have brown leaves in the bottom middle of the plant that easily come off (look like they are dead). Any advice?
Here is more information on growing and caring for hebe plants: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/hebe/hebe-shrubs.htm
Hebe’s require good drainage. They do not like winter cold, although some are more frost-hardy than others. In general, the bigger leaved varieties are more tender, so they appreciate a sheltered location close to a house or protected by a larger tree or shrub. Planting them in the spring, rather than the fall, gives them time to root in and get established before the winter cold season. Protection from wind also helps them thrive.
I have 3 baby hebes. I have potted them and placed them in the greenhouse. Although not heated, they are growing but have have some brown leaves on them. Do I cut these off or leave them on until the spring?
I would leave the brown leaves for now. They will not hurt anything and cutting them away in the winter can cause the plant issues. You can remove them in the spring.
Plant about 18 inches high with lots of buds unfurling.
Accepted practice is to plant these in the garden in the spring. However, there are many varieties, so I don't know about the hardiness of yours. You might want to access the local Master Gardener organization. They have loads of information and assistance available for home gardeners. This link will help you locate the nearest group:
Can I plant a hebe shrub near a house foundation? I have been told not to plant near my house wall because the roots will get into the foundations. Is there a root problem with hebes? I live in Woore, Cheshire.
Hebe shrubs would make a good foundation shrub. I found nothing in my research to indicate otherwise.
I am going to recommend the following article which discusses foundation planting:
For more information on growing hebe shrubs, please visit the following link:
I planted 30 hebes last year - Annie's Winter Wonder. They never flowered last year and do not look like flowering this spring either.
You could have excess Nitrogen in the soil, this will inhibit flowering.
You can try adding a Phosphorous rich fertilizer such as Bone Meal.
Refresh yourself of the care requirements with the link below.