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Posted: 10/08/2013 at 02:04

Alyogyne huegelii, an Australian relative to hibiscus, I´d love to have one!

osteospermum variety recommendation

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 18:38

Try Osteospermum sinuatum like African Sun, or the Glistening White.

Look at this page from Thompson & Morgan:


Plant/flower id please

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 10:52

It looks like a semi-double form of Tanacetum parthenium (feverfew), take a

look at the description and photo:


What are these?!

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 22:58

There are hundreds of species of Oxalis, some of them pests like hell.

It´s the case with a creeping oxalis (O.corniculata), which uses stolons to

spread through lawn. There´s Oxalis debilis, which stores food in bulbs (that

multiply...) and return quickly after the top is removed, and the bulb isn´t.

I have these in my garden, and it took me many years to reduce them to a few

many hundreds...

But there are many ornamental ones, like O.floribunda, O.adenophylla and

this O.tetraphylla that are far better-behaving, and can easily be kept in check.

Summer has arrived

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 22:48

Mattbeer87, the clematis and the anemone are super!

Zain, your aquilegia looks like classic Nora Barlow, not sure...


Any ideas please?

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 16:48

Maybe Phygelius Yellow Trumpet:



What are these?!

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 16:27

This Oxalis (O.tetraphylla) is not so invasive, and often used as ornamental where I

live, with pink flowers in summer. It has bulbs, and need to be stored somewhere

safe if you want to keep them.

The second is maybe a semi-double Ranunculus asiaticus, a little rusty, by the

way. A beautiful flower, though as most Ranunculaceae, not blooming for the whole


Summer has arrived

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 21:42

Little-Ann, take a look at this David Austin rose:


Heliotrope Arborescens Marine

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 20:37

Have a few seedlings of these, and though they were less than tiny, I pricked them

off to a pot, and... well, they are all alive. But should I wait for a burst of growth,

or am I going to see flowers when prince Harry´s hair goes white?

Red King (Anthurium)

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 20:23

Hello, spurbear. I´m not sure about this cultivar, but anthuriums won´t bloom 

1. if it is too dark: they need two or three hours of full or dappled sunlight to bloom well.

2. if it is too cold: less than 18 degrees Celsius is a no-no.

3. if it is receiving too much nitrogen feed (from fertilizer).

Anthuriums like to feel their roots somewhat restrained; do not use too large a

port or allow the plant to take too much soil in a bed.

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