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02/07/2014 at 18:28

Visited a beautiful but chaotic cottage garden today and there were a few plants I didnt recognis wondered if anyone can help

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/51394.jpg?width=270&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/51395.jpg?width=270&height=350&mode=max

 The above sign was next to the blue flower but as I said the garden was chaotic so wondering if its the correct sign.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/51396.jpg?width=270&height=350&mode=max

 Its the blue flower Im interested in

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/51397.jpg?width=270&height=350&mode=max

 Yes there is a bit of a blue theme going on.  This one was huge about 5ft tall

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/51398.jpg?width=270&height=350&mode=max

 This time its not the blue one, it looks white but it was pink the following pic is the same plant from a distance (its the airy fairy one in the middle).

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/51399.jpg?width=270&height=350&mode=max

Realise Ive not given you much to work on but wonder if you can help.

02/07/2014 at 18:37

Top one, allowing for a small spelling error, is OK

http://www.gardenersworld.com/plants/campanula-glomerata-var-acaulis/1428.html

I'm not very good at bulbs

the tall one is another Campanula, probably lactiflora

The next is a double Geranium (pratense cultivar probably) and a thalictrum

The last is the  thalictrum, maybe a delavayi type

02/07/2014 at 19:40

Beautiful flowers Yviestevie, love the one in the third pic.

02/07/2014 at 20:36

Thanks Nutcutlet, Im sure Ive already posted a reply so sorry if this is duplicating.  Had a look at the Thalictrums (meadow rue) and there are a couple it could be.  Will take more piccies when I visit the garden again, some of the plants in the garden were really weird.  If anyone else knows any cottage gardens worth a visit in their area (bearing in mind I live in Kingswinford in the West Mids/Staffs/Shrops/Worcs border please let me know.

02/07/2014 at 20:39

The bulb is Brodiaea laxa Queen Fabiola (name changed recently though, but not sure what to).

The tall Campanula is possibly C. lactiflora Lodden Anna or Pritchard's Variety. I can never remember which is which of those two.

 

02/07/2014 at 20:47

Last one looks like Thalictrum delavayi, I think it has now been renamed Thalictrum dipterocarpum.  It is easy from seed, Try chiltern seeds.

There is a double one called hewitts double, but you dont get the airy fairy look.

If you want a good patch. plant 10 or 12 in a block six inches apart. It will seed about after that.

02/07/2014 at 20:48

Hi Yviestevie, that looks like my sort of garden, Where was it?

02/07/2014 at 23:15

Hi Nutcutlet, Its called Stone Cottage Garden and is in Stone near Kidderminster.  It really is amazing a complete jumble of plants a lot of which are really unusual.  You can find out more on the internet.  I think its open every day and you can buy plants but I didnt see any of the more unusual ones for sale.  I have to say that the lady who runs it is a bit eccentric but quite helpful.  Didnt see anyone else helping out at the garden she seemed to be doing it all by herself.  You pay £4.00 to get in by leaving the money in a tin hanging just by the entrance.  Thanks everyone for the help in ID'ing the plants and the advice - a few more to add to the growing wish list.

02/07/2014 at 23:40

I've been there

It was a long time ago, 2000. Lovely place and very interesting plants.

It's a long way from here though.

03/07/2014 at 12:29

Where's here?

Edd
03/07/2014 at 12:47

Try this for member location Yviestevie. Look for Nut in the list to the left.

http://goo.gl/maps/ZeOky

03/07/2014 at 13:04

Hi Edd and Yviestevie. If I'm on the left I'm lost. I live near Peterborough

Edd
03/07/2014 at 13:10

You could be lost Nut as you are marked down as being in the middle of a field with what looks like a sewerage filtration system.

03/07/2014 at 14:35

I'm only about 4 miles as the crow flies off course Edd. That'll do, especially as I can't remember how to move me.

So near and yet so far for the sewerage system. We have a septic tank.

Edd
03/07/2014 at 14:44

I think you just click and hold onto your blip and move it. Its a bit of a problem as anyone can accidentally move others. 

Edit: just checked and you have to be signed in to move things so better not to sign in unless you want to edit something.

03/07/2014 at 14:46

I thought that was how it went but it didn't seem to go

I may have another go later

03/07/2014 at 18:48

Tritilaria is maybe blue thing that name changed is a summer flowering bulb.

Thalictrum's are good, hardy and easy and under rated. 

 

04/07/2014 at 23:55

Ill have to have another go at the map, tried before but couldnt get the hang of it.

04/07/2014 at 23:58

Think Ive cracked it.

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