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30/04/2013 at 11:51

I'm growing Laurentia as well, also not done it before, was googing it yesterday to see what to do

Lavatera - lovely tall plants now in purple - on list for next year.

Lupins - can't stand them but they are L

30/04/2013 at 12:19

good morning .. warm sunny mornnig. in north manchester divided some thyme up . and made some treliss for the shed will finish after work (just for four  hours) cant wait 


 ps just found out on the wrong thread . dohhhhhhhhhhh must dash

30/04/2013 at 12:24

Linum perenne blue sapphire.....lovely blue perennial

Lampranthus .....used fo be mesembryanthemum......nothing better in the sun

30/04/2013 at 12:25

Matty, Matty, no like lupins?

I love em

30/04/2013 at 14:16

I like lupins, never manage to grow them though, they rot or get eaten.

Also, lunaria, lily of the vally and lathyrus

Lathyrus aureus



30/04/2013 at 14:30

I'm with Matty-no lupins ....! Greenfly magnets

Lilies of course though and lily of the valley and Lonicera.

And Ligularia  -slugs love it as much as me though

30/04/2013 at 15:19

Lunaria- a lovely plant until the wind breaks through the seed heads! No lilies for me because of our cats

30/04/2013 at 15:22

The white variegated lunaris is looking good right now catnip.

What do lilies do to cats?

30/04/2013 at 15:30

I'm going to go for Azure Rush which is a new hardy geranium that I saw last summer and was very impressed with. If you know Geranium Rozanne, it is related to that so must be good. If anybody knows where I can get it I would love to hear.

30/04/2013 at 15:36

Matty, why don't you like lupins? I think they look gorgeous here in this garden we visited in Devon last year.


30/04/2013 at 15:40

Sir Tid, RHS Plantfinder generally finds any plant you're looking for.

Love those dark lupind B-L

30/04/2013 at 16:02

I know, I've heard all the arguments for years, but there you go, Gardening is a matter of personal taste isn't it. 

30/04/2013 at 16:47

Hi sir tid

Hayloft plants supply azure rush

08/05/2013 at 21:32

I know were all out there grafting but I was enjoying all the alphabetical plants.

M is next

Mandrake is an interesting plant, these are it's unripe fruits, not to be eaten.

And meadow buttercups




08/05/2013 at 22:18

Nut - I thought Mandrake only existed in Harry Potter !  Do yours come to life and scream 

Love your meadow - so pretty.

Can I add Magnolias - all sorts, but specially stellata. 

08/05/2013 at 22:25

I daren't pull the mandrake up chicky, who knows what might happen 

08/05/2013 at 22:34

...what a weird plant, I've never heard of it.. or seen it...

08/05/2013 at 22:35

I'm glad Nut has found this thread again. Afraid it slipped my mind while not getting email notifications.

Before I think of an M I would just like to ask if any of you has grown Linaria? I bought it in Paradise Park GC in Newhaven when we were in England in April. I thought it was a yellow wild flower, toadflax, with snapdragon flowers, but this one says it has purple flowers. It's growing taller than I thought it would.

Back to "M" - Monarda. I had a red one and I've just bought a purple one and a pink one. Like the smell of it's leaves.

08/05/2013 at 23:40

Isn't linaria another name for honesty? Way brain's working tonight could be wrong

Well Marigold I guess, and something I've never been able to grow - Meconopsis - lovely

09/05/2013 at 07:07

BusyLizzie - I have never grown Linaria, but have seen the version known as "fairy toadflax" grown in a Chelsea show garden a couple of years ago.  It was the Leeds County Council Garden - the one where they recreated a watermill/lock.  It had a large bank that they made into meadow, and the main flower in it was fairy toadflax (I know because I liked it so much I asked).  En masse they were breathtaking.  They were a range of pastel colours.  A bit of googling will probably unearth some pictures ....