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My flowers ..

Posted: 06/08/2016 at 22:37

I am waiting for Roscoea purpurea  ' Vannin' to flower. this could be really exciting . It is still in a pot, potted on from when I bought it, I think it will be quite different from the type.

 Sitting out in the garden this evening, I wish I could bottle the perfume. Lilies, phlox, honeysuckle, jasmine, all intermingling.

Can anyone help identify this "berry" tree?

Posted: 06/08/2016 at 17:47

crab apples to me

My flowers ..

Posted: 05/08/2016 at 20:00

Roscoea alpina, a month ago.

It is only six inches tall. It did drop a lot of seeds last year which seem to like the mulch and have germinated well.

100 Free bulbs

Posted: 05/08/2016 at 19:35

Oh yes. the bees love it.

and I love the way they turn up into little disnet castles after they have been pollinated.

I had a bagful from Parkers and planted them in clumps.

My flowers ..

Posted: 05/08/2016 at 12:05

How long did it take your clematis seed to germinate?. I was sent some, I put them in a tray and covered with grit.  I thought it may be next year before I get germination.

Pinching lavender plant from seed?

Posted: 05/08/2016 at 11:41

If    it's tall and leggy, pinch it, but mostly lavender from seed branch themselves.

My flowers ..

Posted: 05/08/2016 at 07:24

If the bulbs are in the pots for a few years, I tip them  out,  pick the best ones and repot in new compost. There are sometimes smaller bulbs at the side of the old bulbs, but repotted they will take a couple of years of good fertile soil and a sunny position to get to flowering size.

My flowers ..

Posted: 04/08/2016 at 22:15

I dead head lilies just below the flowers after the petals fall off. I leave the stem to go brown on its own, putting strength back into the bulb.

My flowers ..

Posted: 04/08/2016 at 20:30

Kew Beauty is one of the first plants  I bought for here , 25 years ago. I saw it in the gardens at Bressingham and bought one in the original nursery attached. Over the years it has bulked up and been split up and spread around in patches. I added humeana and purpurea. Then   a couple of years ago I discovered Crug farm and Plants for Shade and added a lot of new varieties. I built a separate bed for them under the pear trees on the shady side.

 They are in a bed on their own because  they do not poke above the ground until June. With other perennials they tend to be smothered or you stick a fork through the tubers.  I have to hand weed very carefully around them. They get a thick mulch in winter but are totally hardy.  I added cautleya  as well as they seem to go together.

My flowers ..

Posted: 04/08/2016 at 20:12

Red tree lily, now lying flat.

Lilium henryii

Salvia patens

Salvia Amistad

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