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12/04/2013 at 19:37

Favourite 'C's' caryopteris, coreopsis,(bloom for ages) and couldn't live without my clematis' or ceanothus. Then onto 'D's' all forms of dianthus family.

12/04/2013 at 19:41

As long as someone tells me where we've got to I'll be OK. I'm an old woman who wasn't that bright in the first place

12/04/2013 at 19:59
C for ceratostigma. Both wilmottianum and griffithi. Both brilliant blues for ages.
I must agree with nut....not really sure where we really are on this
12/04/2013 at 20:07

Nut- plenty bright-I'm losing track too!

Dianthus for me too- got a metal pot with shocking pink ones in it- love it 

15/04/2013 at 09:49

...time for E' and F's then,...? 

My favourite Epimedium is 'rubrum', such gorgeous leaves.  The other I grow is called 'Frohnleiten', which has little yellow flowers.  I cut the foliage off in Spring, few days ago like you do with Hellebores, in time for the flowers to show... unfortunately I do find 'Rubrum' a bit difficult and it has disappeared on me in the past.   So far it has not shown up again as yet, - it doesn't like me... yet I like it so much...   I live in hope...

don't grow many Fuchsia's... but this is one I usually grow each year...'Display'..

I like it very much... I hope you do, as well




15/04/2013 at 10:14

I have a bright pink Epimedium which needs IDing. I'll post when it flowers. 

The pic is Eryngium planum with one of the horned poppies

The moth is an Early Thorn


15/04/2013 at 10:21

I love Eschscholzias - Californian poppies. They are good tempered, tough, have lovely ferny foliage and a brilliant splash of colour. And their little pixie-hats that pop off before the flowers open, make me smile.

15/04/2013 at 10:50
E for echinaceas and eryngiums, ESP Jade Frost
15/04/2013 at 11:22

Erigeron glaucus is a favourite. I know it grows everywhere once you've got it but it's so dainty and I love the shades of pink turning to white. Mind you I am a daisy nut, and another fav is Esther Reed- Leucanthemum really, so I'm cheating.!

16/04/2013 at 08:18

Nutcutlet, I love that Eryngium planum

16/04/2013 at 09:08

It is nice artjak but I'm beginning to think it didn't survive the wet summer and the long cold winter. I shall have to find some seeds.

16/04/2013 at 18:35

I love Echinops -They buzz with bees on their globe flowers and add height to a boring border.  The blue is vivid though the leaves can be very rough. If cut down you after flowering there can be a second flush in the autumn.

16/04/2013 at 19:06

Nut-everyone's admiring the plants but the moth pic is stunning!

And I've always disliked moths because they invaded my bedroom as a child-big ones with horns and allsorts!

Euonymous Alata, Euphorbias and Elaeagnus 

16/04/2013 at 22:24

I love moths. We run moth traps here in the summer and get some amazing species. Some you'd never see without trapping.

18/04/2013 at 22:09

F is for fritillary

meleagris, imperialis and silver washed


18/04/2013 at 23:32

Well it has to be fuchsia. Both hardy and blousey, but I haven't any pics except off Mr Google. Only just rekindling my interest.

19/04/2013 at 10:16

F- Got my first Fritillary this year, love them. Fuchsia, have a few bush and some to do a basket, also now just starting to do a standard, with the help of Brumbull.



19/04/2013 at 13:04

Fritillaria meleagris - definitely in my top 10 of favourite plants

And ferns are great - I'm amazed when I see them growing inside drains and other unusual places!

19/04/2013 at 13:30

I have discovered today that the fritillary I planted have come through, there are buds but no flowers as yet 

19/04/2013 at 13:31

Oh  FloBear how could I forget Ferns?


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