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Alstroemeria (Peruvian Lily)

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 12:59

Oh, I love orchestral plants.  My Tulipa turkistanica close up their flower heads (three or four on each stem) when it goes cloudy to protect the pollen from the rain.  When thesun shines again they pop open making lovely music in the garden till all are open.

 

Alstroemeria (Peruvian Lily)

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 13:47

Love that - like planting spiders.  It was!

Alstroemeria (Peruvian Lily)

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 16:04

 forgot to say I have seen many slides of them in their native habitat, in hillside, very acid woods in Chile.  These are the species and in all kinds of lovely colours.  We are building a Chilean garden at the Bristol botanic Garden so i am hoping to learn from that.

Alstroemeria (Peruvian Lily)

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 16:01

Let us know how you get on Rosa as I and my friend have lost bare root and pots of alstroemeria in our gardens repeatedlt in bristol's alkaline soil.  Perhaps neutral is required.  Mine are being cossetted in ericaceous compost in pots this year.  It is a flower rarely seen in gardens round here.  In fact I do not know anyone who has had success.

postal offer

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 09:54

Soft wood cuttings from a nonflowering shoot any time you think it is warm enough for them to strike .  We took them at an RHS course I was on at Bristol Zoo Gardens one  August and they struck.  That was many years ago when the varieties were not so hardy and we were advised to take cuttings every year to be safe!

Winter wonders

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 17:29

Arabis, Lyn.  Aramis was one of the Three MUsketeers!.  Lovely pictures. Like your rocks.  After people and plants rocks are at the top of my favourite things.

Alstroemeria (Peruvian Lily)

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 17:17

Yes, i have just done that.  Use ericaceous compost and water with rain water.

 

postal offer

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 13:23

I bought them at the same price last year and they were stupendous,  They actually have come through this winter unscathed and still have loads of greenery so i shall take loads of cuttings in a month or two.  I may be able to find a photograph or two to show you what to expect later in the year.

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 The blue one was particularly fine and I was able to take cuttings from it for my friends, but i had put it in my blue Olympic Ring and I have deleted those pictures now.  All the plants flowered for months and seem to be evergreen and very hardy.

Winter wonders

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 13:04

I have buds on the tulips but they refuse to open as there is no warmth and so no pollinators.  My daffs have been out some weeks now and of course they have not been polliated and are lasting and lasting.  swings and roundaouts, eh, Lyn.

 

Winter wonders

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 12:47

This picture was taken in my garden on 02.04.12.  I bet this year when we are still in the grip of winter ,althiugh the

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Anemone blanda are flowering, the tulips will not be.

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