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22/04/2013 at 18:55

and Hostas of course!

Verd-you're thinking of Sid Vicious...

22/04/2013 at 20:00

Heuchera, excuse me while I clear my throat

22/04/2013 at 21:38
Hydrangeas - especially Annabelle
22/04/2013 at 22:24

Honeysuckle, an essential I think. I have several and their scent fills the air when they are out.

22/04/2013 at 22:32
Busy-Lizzie wrote (see)

Honeysuckle, an essential I think. I have several and their scent fills the air when they are out.



Hydrangea Petiolarus (climber)

The only one I like (hydrangea that is!)

22/04/2013 at 22:50

Ohhhh and Hyacinth for colour and their wonderful fragrance


22/04/2013 at 23:02

Snap for hydrangea, Fairygirl. Petiolaris is the only one that likes it here anyway.

24/04/2013 at 17:15

Are we done with H?  If so, I would like to kick off I with iris. I love the early flowers of the reticulata types, the Japanese types (I think) that I have in my pond, and bearded as long as they are not too frilly. But my undoubted favourite is Iris sibirica. It's def. in my top 10 of all time

Pic. courtesy of Mr Google but I shall take some when mine flower.


24/04/2013 at 17:25

Irises-absolutely!! Of all types FloBear. I love the little ones as long as they aren't too pale and sickly coloured!

I have 'Night Owl'  which is so dark and luscious and velvety it would make you weep 

Had a load of lovely white sibiricas and the aforementioned Night Owls at last house and had to rescue them as the b****y rabbits just devoured them  Managed to get a few but the sibiricas didn't recover. Irises are meant to be bunny proof....oh no they're not!

24/04/2013 at 18:00

I for insects

24/04/2013 at 18:51

Impatiens for my name and Iberis for the one my daughter gave me years ago which has seeded itself in the stones in the terrace and looks so pretty.

24/04/2013 at 18:57

But we hadn't mentioned heleniums, I have 3 sorts and I've just been splitting and moving a big yellow one. Heather as well - no Scots here?

24/04/2013 at 20:12

Lizzie - what is an iberis ?

And throw my vote in for Iris too - I have some deep purple and some light blue ones that look dangerously like they will flower this year (fattish leaves, which I am convinced are concealing a flower bud).

Also agree that the little ones are lovely, when they are vibrant.  Tried some Katherine Hodkin this year and they were very washed out. 

I didn't get to put in my Hibiscus either (was a bit worried it might go with Hydrangea in the popularity stakes - but hey-ho I like them !!) 

24/04/2013 at 20:17

B-L will Inula helenium do as a substitute? Elecampane.


24/04/2013 at 21:31

It's Candytuft chick  you're right- Katherine Hodgson is the peely wally one- don't care for it at all!

Busy Lizzie-don't like heather...except on the hills! I know, I know... I'm a Scot..

...but I'm half English!

Insects- ground beetles- I love them 

25/04/2013 at 10:29

Invertebrates in general - with a few dishonourable exceptions!

25/04/2013 at 14:32
FloBear wrote (see)

Invertebrates in general - with a few dishonourable exceptions!

Chicky I had reticulata iris called 'Pauline' which was a lovely rich purple. I also love chrysographes as it's so dark.

25/04/2013 at 17:58

Here is my Iberis, some of it. the two in the bed behind aren't properly out yet.


25/04/2013 at 20:10

Busy Lizzie another beautiful pic of your garden

27/04/2013 at 23:04

We have all been too busy in the garden to keep up so prehaps we should have a coupleof days for each letter

J is for ???