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Arum Lily Crowborough

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 18:53

Happy to report 2015 has been a wonderful year for my arum lilies. Nearly all the plants have flowered well. Following advice given on here I haven't over tended them, just the occasional watering and a couple of seaweed feeds early in the season. At their peak I think I had in excess of 90 flowers. (not quite up to goldfishman  level but plants are much younger!) The largest plant has sent 4 new very large flowers up this week, I intend to cut them tomorrow to bring inside in a vase.

 

 

Will my white hydrangea stay white?

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 11:39

That's lovely. Strange how it is going pink. I have 2 originally identical hydrangeas in the same border approx. 6ft apart, both were blue ones, one has remained blue the other has turned a gorgeous strong pink, obviously something in the soil. 

Will my white hydrangea stay white?

Posted: 10/09/2015 at 18:02

Thanks to all for your very helpful advice. The hydrangea is not a named one, it was half price on the clearance bench at Homebase, couldn't resist buying it! For now I plan to leave it in a pot on the patio. When /  if it gets too big I will plant it in the ground.

I will let you know if it remains white next summer. Managed to get 8 cuttings off it, usually get a good success rate with Hydrangeas hope these take!

Will my white hydrangea stay white?

Posted: 10/09/2015 at 13:21

Yesterday I bought a Hydrangea Macrophylla with white flowers. I have taken a few cuttings from it before planting the plant in a tub to sit on the patio. Will the flowers be white next year? I have blue and pink hydrangeas planted in the soil and am aware the colour of the flowers is determined to some extent by the type of soil. I would like these to remain white. Any advice would be welcome. Thanks.

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


 


 

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.

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