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09/06/2013 at 22:04

those Nectoscordium are bulbs. they seed around nicely and are good in shade.

09/06/2013 at 23:16

I shall be investing come bulb planting time - if I can remember the name !  Best go make a note now....

10/06/2013 at 08:55

me too. Love that one

10/06/2013 at 14:25

Just ask the nursery for sicilian Garlic, you two as the name is changing.  Summer has indeed arrived when you salivate every time you pass your first peach, like I am doing.  It is a Peregrine peach so gets red all over.


13/06/2013 at 14:57

The heucheras have started to flower.


13/06/2013 at 15:07

Rhododendron "Klondyke AK" still glowing gold on 13.06.13


13/06/2013 at 15:07

Marion someone was looking for help with a diseased bulb- growths on it- sorry I've totally forgotten what kind! 

I told her you might be able to help as I suggested a Botanic Garden may have a bulb 'expert'. Did she get hold of you? Told her you'd started a couple of threads here to point her in the right direction but she may have found someone to help her. 

That peach looks so ....peachy !! Yummy 

Mgt Merrill rose- beautiful!

13/06/2013 at 15:10

Just found the thread Marion -'utumn crocus disease -what is it?' and the girl is claire cadoux 

13/06/2013 at 15:13

Fairygirl, she would do well to try the RHS site.  Tulip bulbs are susceptile to fungus and any left too wet in cold weather.

16/06/2013 at 10:28

Only the middle of June and i took my camera in fear and trepidation up the garden after the horrific winds and heavy rain we had in Bristol yeasterday.  I was lucky only one pale blue bearded iris had been blown down and a few dead branches.


16/06/2013 at 10:31

Lovely pics happymarion.  

16/06/2013 at 16:34

Love the pink one with a blue background Marion

16/06/2013 at 17:12

HappyM, what is the white frothy one?

16/06/2013 at 18:50

That is the flower of my elder tree.  It is covered in them.  I could make a fortune in elderflower cordial.

16/06/2013 at 19:50

Nice pics Marion. Whats the red/white flower in the last pic?

16/06/2013 at 21:16

I really love the lime coloured Heucheras.

I have 'Lime Ricky' that was slow to establish after I divided a single specimen. Only two survived and are still  homeless since placing them out of sunlight is proving tricky

16/06/2013 at 21:35

Just flowered today. Last night it was all in tight bud. Today  blooming marvellous.

 Roscoea  cautleoides Kew beauty.


16/06/2013 at 21:39

That's very nice fb. Is it a difficult one to grow?

16/06/2013 at 21:39

Singy, I don´t know the cultivar, but it is a sweet william (D.barbatus).

16/06/2013 at 21:43

No, Nut. I've moved it once, and split it to give some to my mum (backup plants)

 It dies down each year to small tubers a bit like dahlias. The main problem is that is doesn't start to grow until may, so early weeding results in a fork being put through it.

 This is a cluster of about 6 plants.  I will probably split the larger clump up again this autumn.  I seem to have lost the purple version.