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Branches broken off palnts

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 09:01


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Posted: 01/06/2014 at 09:00

Bob - you're so right about that. We all have differing levels of experience - I've learnt so much from the knowledgeable people here - but what's really nice is that new gardeners have this great source for help and advice which I wish had been around when I started. Instant answers to questions. 

And a joke and a cake or two along the way as you say Steve 

Orange alstromeria

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 08:49

We had it at my last house and it just kept winding it's way underground and popping up everywhere. I quite liked it but we had loads of room to allow it so it didn't matter. The heavy clay kept it well enough under control.  It was one of the few things the bunnies didn't snaffle. 


Posted: 01/06/2014 at 08:36

Hurray! I'll not bother with my porridge this morning since there's lots of cake to be eaten 

Joking apart Daisy - that's a terrific haul you got for your dosh. Hope you have lots of room for them!    



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Posted: 01/06/2014 at 08:30

Dove- I think some of the 'imbibers' from last night would have difficulty saying that today...

......the good guys

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 08:28

I'll just add The Botanics Nursery to this list. I received large foxglove plugs a couple of days ago - lovely big healthy plants, well packaged and labelled. Important when they're totally different varieties but look identical at this early stage! They went straight into two 7" pots temporarily and I hope to pot them into some individual 3" pots today. Excellent service and kept me up to date as there was a slight delay because of Chelsea. 


Posted: 01/06/2014 at 08:08

Is there a thyme at the front Daisy? Salvia looked like Penstemon to me - don't grow either of them so I'll use that as an excuse 

Where are the other shrubs? Are they bottom left  - looks a bit like Philadelphus but it's too blurry when I enlarge.

I'm  determined to have cake...the cupcake was very  nice but Verdun will move in and get that cake if I don't get there first 

Iris ID

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 07:51

I've got Black Dragon, Dove but I don't think it's as black as Night Owl. My BD definitely wasn't as dark as that pic, although darker than it looks here - the camera doesn't seem to get the depth on the purple shades :



Posted: 01/06/2014 at 07:40

Yumm Dove! Thanks - that'll get me going 

I saw Mahonia, Delphiniums, Lavender, Dahlias, Acer, Pelargonium, Penstemon and Gerbera and a Daisy! Do I get cake now?

Iris ID

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 07:35

There's a lot of dark Irises Invicta so it would be hard to make a guess especially without a pic. I have a very dark inky one called Night Owl which I love. Perhaps try looking on one of the specialist nursery's sites and see if you can get it narrowed down 

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