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Brunnera macrophyla 'Jack Frost'.

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 11:01

I know  Verd - what am I like 

I don't like pastel colours at all in the garden, but I particularly don't like blue. Perhaps it's the climate here - the sky is often a washed out bluey, grey so I don't want any more of that if I can help it! 

Purple - now that's a different matter entirely 


Posted: 26/09/2015 at 10:58


I won't ask how.... 


Posted: 26/09/2015 at 10:57

I don't have a Bergenia in that pic  - do you mean the primulas at the front right?

Bergenias can get big - I've had the white ones for shady spots which don't try to take over the world, but the pink ones get much bigger - I think. 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 10:06

That's a very pretty Clematis Kathy. I've admired it before but hadn't thought of growing from seed, and would have assumed it would be tricky. 

Jacobs Ladder

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 10:03

No - you're right Verd. Used to have that one too - before I decided I don't like pale blue flowers 


Posted: 26/09/2015 at 10:01

ppauper - I think you'll find lots of people here have them 

I have this one in  a shady gold/green/cream border. It's  actually a Heucherella - Heuchera crossed with Tiarella ( that opens up another world of plants! ) and changes colour a bit in autumn. Alabama Sunrise - golden foliage with crimson veining


The first frost

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 09:54

Verd - do you actually live inside The Eden Project?....

Jacobs Ladder

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 09:52

In a word hollie - yes!

I used to have the white one in a shady border in my old garden. Very pretty 


Posted: 26/09/2015 at 09:17

They often seed around. I collected some from Heucheras at work and they've been useful for filling gaps in the front garden where I don't want to spend too much money! They were from Palace Purple and the youngsters were all lighter in colour but have actually got a bit darker ( perfect north west position) and look good with a dark Actea I have behind them - similar coloured flowers as well. They work nicely with the new, young foliage of the Rhodie nearby in spring as well. 



Posted: 26/09/2015 at 09:12

That way - if you have one you particularly like , they'll be the same as the parent. 

Seed won't. 

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