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Foxgloves and lupins

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 19:47

Thank you for all your kind comments. Don't know if it makes any difference but the tutti fruitti seed was from the Alan Titchmarsh collection.

Foxgloves and lupins

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 18:50

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Took these photos this morning then noticed this post! My first attempt at growing lupins. The seed came free with the Daily Telegraph newspaper the variety is called tutti fruitti. Sowed the seed indoors last year then planted the seedlings in this patch of wasteland alongside the garage drive last Autumn. Had more or less forgotten about them. Haven't done anything with them, they have done this on their own! I am amazed and delighted. Also grew some foxgloves from more free seed from Daily Telegraph, these are growing well too with lots of flower spikes, will take a photo of these and post it when they open up a bit more.

Arum Lily Crowborough

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 11:30

Hello homebird, thanks for that. I am amazed to still be receiving replies to this question. Last year the plants did much better. I have some in full sun, some in shade, some in dry areas and some in very wet soil but didn't notice much difference. I concluded it was just one of those years when they didn't want to perform!! I live near Burnley east Lancs  where the weather is usually cool and damp and things do tend to flower later in the season then elsewhere (I still have daffodils in bloom!). Pleased to report the arums have overwintered well and there are a lot of new lleaves and shoots coming through. Thanks for your reply

Arum Lily Crowborough

Posted: 20/06/2014 at 11:19

At last I have flowers!

Arum Lily Crowborough

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 16:50

Thanks John lucky you!! I have 5 flower buds but they are still underneath the foliage. The leaves are very healthy though!!!!

Arum Lily Crowborough

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 09:54

Wow would love to see them. I had decided not to over tend mine this year following advice from some of the replies I received. I have looked at them this morning and can finally see 4 flowers which should appear above the foliage in the next few days. Which part of the country do you live? My daughter lives in Preston and her neighbour has an arum which is as spectacular as yours sounds to be. He regularly feeds his! I am in east lancs and at a higher altitude so things do flower later.

Arum Lily Crowborough

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 07:56

Thought this thread had ended!  Don't think you did anything wrong, mine flower later than May so you may get flowers next month. Update on my arums, All the plants came through winter most of them didn't even die back probably due to the relatively mild conditions. All growing well now with large healthy leaves but as yet no sign of flowers but still too early for them to flower round here (east Lancs). Unfortunately 2 days ago we had a horrendous storm with huge hailstones pelting the leaves shredding a lot of them. I am sure they will recover though as there is a lot of new growth underneath the damaged leaves. Will let you know when the first flower appears.

reusing old conifer stumps

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 15:37

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I fastened a basket onto a conifer stump we cut down several years ago. I fill it with plants every year, looks good. We cut a conifer down last year and wedged a hanging basket between the stumps as these were not as thick. Just an idea if you don't want to dig them out.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 15:58

Thank you. We have been pleased with them this year.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 15:46

Thank you for your lovely comments. It doesn't feel like hard work as we enjoy doing it so much. My husband loves growing begonias, the greenhouse is full of them. The plants outside we laughingly call "rejects" basically they are cutting which he has taken and doesn't have room for inside. Now I have leant how to upload photos I will add a few more. The first 2 are inside the greenhouse the third one is the view from the conservatory. All 3 were taken 2 to 3 weeks ago. The lilies,astilbies and alchemila have finished but the begonias seem to outast everything else.

 

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