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Plant ID - post questions for GW Magazine

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 00:26

Hi bugsbunny. This plant is Nicandra physalodes also known  as the shoo fly plant. It self seeds for me and I love the flowers and the seed heads.

Plant ID - post questions for GW Magazine

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 16:25

Wow - my little clematis has kept everyone busy! Thank you for your trouble and for the care advice too.

I have learnt a lot through this quest not only the variety but that clematis flowers  don't have petals. This has led me to learn a new word - tepal (which looks like I can't spell petal)

Now I also know that Richard is a very  well informed clematarian too.

Thanks to all 

Blueberry Tree

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 23:38

Lidl is selling Blueberry bushes for £3.99 from 14th August if you have a store locally or your family has.

Plant ID - post questions for GW Magazine

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 22:15

Well now doesn't that tick all the boxes!!!  Flower size, Jojo on the other thread said that Aldi and Lidl used the same supplier, the first picture looks exactly like mine - the buds are "justa" like that 

Thank you very much for taking the trouble you have to help, I really appreciate it  

Plant ID - post questions for GW Magazine

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 20:41

Hi Richard,  I understood that the viticella group had smaller flowers and therefore my clematis could belong to that group - the flowers on my clematis are only 5cm in diameter and seemed to be too small for the large flowered ones which had been suggested. I think I may not have explained myself properly! 

David explained why it could be that my clematis has small flowers earlier in this thread if it is HF Young...

However I am open to those who know better than me. It does look like 'Justa' except as I said the end of the petals on my plant seem more rounded than the pictures I have seen of Justa...are the size of the flowers on Justa the same as mine?

 

 

Plant ID - post questions for GW Magazine

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 11:57

Thanks David, that's very interesting.

Plant ID - post questions for GW Magazine

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 20:50

Thanks Dovefromabove. I agree that the petals do seem rounder. On my earlier thread it was suggested it could be 'Justa' but again the petals look too pointy. Justa however is a viticella - they usually have smaller flowers....

when you google these clematis you get so many different photos you don't know what to believe 

Plant ID - post questions for GW Magazine

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 09:34

HF Young was one of the  varieties suggested by a forum member on my earlier thread but dismissd by another due to flowering times. Having looked at the pictures (they vary very widely) and read  how free flowering and compact it is I do believe this is my clematis. Sounds as though I couldn't have picked a better one!

The link below describes it well and the pictures match too.

Many thanks 

http://www.degroot-inc.com/product_info.php?products_id=216

Trailing begonias in hanging baskets

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 22:36

A lovely basket  Pandora - well done. I save mine from year to year, well worth the effort.

Plant ID - post questions for GW Magazine

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 22:17

Hi Emma, all the flowers measure between 5-6cm in diameter. Could it be they are small flowers because it is a young plant? 

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/56176.jpg?width=350

 

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/56178.jpg?width=350

 The flowers do fade to what looks like a blue when they  age.

I thought that the variety would be a common/popular one that is easily propagated like Hagley Hybrid for me to be able to pick up 2 clematis for £7.  Thanks.

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