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29/05/2014 at 15:21

Are there any plants that you saw at Chelsea that you thought I just have to get that. For me it was the Canary Island foxglove [ Isoplexus canariensis ] and I shall be tring the seeds next year.

29/05/2014 at 15:29

White foxgloves but they were on my list anyway

29/05/2014 at 15:43

There was a new clematis named after  Marie something Curie. A very nice double white.


29/05/2014 at 16:20

Oh and David Austin,s new pale pink roses, a climber and a bush, like I have space for any more roses..I already have 12,8 of them pale pink...

29/05/2014 at 17:14

I'm definitely getting some Narcissus Sabine Hay and looking at Narcissus Avalon and a salmon pink allium I didn't get the name of.

My sister who isn't on the forum wants fuchsia maxima and everything out the French iris nursery's catalogue...

29/05/2014 at 17:20

Cayeux Irises, some of them are truly amazing.

29/05/2014 at 17:26
The black calla "memories" by Brighter Blooms.
29/05/2014 at 17:30

I noticed the white foxgloves too!! - in the shade - almost glowing - can't remember which garden.  Then one popped up in my garden - self sown, wrong place (not sure there's a 'right place' in our garden at the moment.  But it was not so generous in its bells, but still pretty.  I have some foxglove seedlings coming on for next year.  And that clematis is very tempting!!  I have a Marie Boisselet (excuse spelling), but I planted it next to the trachelospermum.    It sends out a couple of shoots every year, but seriously needs a new flatmate.  It is a great favourite of mine, and soon I will have room to deal with it properly...  The irises were lovely. 

29/05/2014 at 17:41
punkdoc wrote (see)

Cayeux Irises, some of them are truly amazing.

That's the one 

29/05/2014 at 17:59

I don't recall seeing too much that excited me amongst perennials.  I was disappointed 

30/05/2014 at 12:03

For me it was more a case of planting combinations as I already have most of the plants I lust after given I'm now restricting myself to plants that can cope with the local climate and not keel over every winter.

I love the lysimachia beaujloais which I first saw on the Hilliers stand a few years ago and have managed to track down some seeds so will be sowing those next year with a view to doing luscious plantings of deep reds and purples like they had at one end of the Stoke-on-Trent garden and I'm planning a white flowered area for the furthest corner of my garden so more white geraniums, campanulas, foxgloves, tall daisies and so for a long season.

30/05/2014 at 14:44
Had beautiful white foxgloves last year, still waiting to see if they return.
Also got more fromlooking at combinations for inspiration than individual plants.
Must admit folks, I get more inspiration from this forum.
30/05/2014 at 16:29

Like the sound of that white garden obelixx.  I was promised some white foxgloves by my neighbour but he seems to have forgotten   I call him the foxglove king ...all of his are his own seedlings imcluding whites and a fantastic creamy variety. Will have to  strike a deal with him for white this autumn.  

30/05/2014 at 16:44


These are the white plantings I liked - Hilliers stand above and the topiarist garden below:-



30/05/2014 at 17:10

Hi Obelixx, the Lysimmachia were lovely. I have grown them from seed before, but unfortunately they seem to be biennial with me, which is a shame, I have just sowed a new lot and will see whether they live any longer.

30/05/2014 at 17:15

That was my favorite garden of them all Obelixx

30/05/2014 at 18:12

I'll be giving anchusa loddon royalist a try   what a blue

30/05/2014 at 18:30
chicky wrote (see)

I'll be giving anchusa loddon royalist a try   what a blue

I bought some last back end and am quite pleased with them...they remind me of a pulmonaria though how they change colour from bud to old flower- the buds are a purple colour.

Like an idiot I didnt check when they flowered so my first attempt at colour coding has failed as I planted them up with phlox which won't be flowering for months...

30/05/2014 at 23:04

I've sown some achusa this year and the babies survived the hailstorm which wiped out so many other things.  I'll be concentrating on whites and rich reds next year.

31/05/2014 at 02:49

Lemon coloured peony - I think I mentioned it in another thread but now I've forgotten the name.  Begins with an A.

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