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Latest posts by artjak

Need help identifying plant please

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 16:21

I cut mine back by about one third after flowering each year. It is ok with that

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 16:19

 At last the Lisianthus is in flower; sowed seeds last Feb, potted on and read that it would be 70 days from potting on before it flowered.

This is the Fuschia I bought yesterday at West Acre; Fuschia Magellanica Alba


Chocolate Vine climber Akebia Quinata

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 14:58

I was the naughty person who walked over the herbacious border to hold the Akebia seed head for the photo and it was weird, sort of woody on the outside but that incredible pale lilac colour.

West Acre

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 14:51

Nut, on RHS site, re Akiba it says it produces seed head if 'pollinated by another clone'. I expect that makes more sense to you than it does to me.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 14:44

Dove, it does I have tried to grow this from seed years ago and failed; any advice?

West Acre

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 14:32

So that was from left, Nutcutlet, Topbird, Supernoodle, Panda and Dove.

West Acre

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 14:30

A few more...

 ...lunch, can't name the gang above as can't see pics till I 'submit reply'.

And now for Panda who wanted a pic of staging;

 ...and one more from West Acre


West Acre

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 14:26

Sorry I'm so late posting pics of West Acre. It was lovely to see the TWIGS again. It was very overcast so pics are a little bit colourless.

 First the stately home in the grounds, and I'm sure there is a mad woman in the attic - it just has that look

 The plant Nursery that is always there

 We all loved this huge old brick wall.

 I'm not a huge fan of grasses, but these were spectacular.

As far as I understand, we were there on Autumn Colour Day, which means that lots of other small Nurseries turn up and lay out stands with their, often, very specialist plants.

West Acre

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 20:21

Just looked at BBC weather; may be on the edge of rain at 1.00pm

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