Keen 1

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Posted: 30/07/2013 at 17:30

Hi n/c. Short of chlorophyll indeed but not that much worse than all the other leaves thereon. I have as previously stated done just this same  thing with Hostas and their marked and detached sports have been grown on and remained true. The thing is I do believe ( open to correction) that this is exactly how so many yellow only foliage plants of all kinds have started their lives. What think you?. Regards.

Day Lilies

Posted: 30/07/2013 at 17:20

Hi Verdun. I will take you up on that and order plants.. Now tell me please -  when walking down the road the other day I passed a nearby garden which is a little better than the norm in terms of plants in it   -  nowt  overly exciting but over the wall was  a Daylily which was rather striking in itself.  A description best  I can  -  within the flowers alternate deep maroon stripes with alternate quite bright yellow - since you have said it it does indeed look a little Zebra like. Can this be it?.

Flying Flowers.

Posted: 30/07/2013 at 13:13

Something smaller - don't know variety.


Posted: 30/07/2013 at 13:09

HI B-L.  Lovely Devon - have many happy memories of it especially around the Torquay - Newton Abbot - Teignmouth areas. Spent time there in the early 50's and went back just a few years ago - still much the same.  That red Valerian is a handsome plant I think though the white flowered one looks a bit washed out.  I am delighted to have bought that  L.clethroides again as it is one of many plants I lost one way or another on moves - necessary moves I must say -  redundancy etc. Similar habits but not to everyones taste I also like the Ligularias. Best wishes.

Day Lilies

Posted: 30/07/2013 at 12:53

Hi Fairygirl. To each our own choices . Tell you what though  -  they are not troubled by that beetle or much else as i recall. Wish you could wave your wand and get rid of those on my containerised Lily's..

Flying Flowers.

Posted: 30/07/2013 at 12:33

 Top of Buddlea bush showing whites in variety. Several others on there also but too dark to show up. Nowhere near all the flowers are open yet. A dull semi rainy day here today. Was hoping to get a few more varieties.


Posted: 30/07/2013 at 12:25

Hi. Just a one off this. Comment was made recently ref sports appearing on plants. This mature 8 ft tall variegated Eleagnus has rcently finished its foliage change and this all yellow growth (sport) has appeared. I may well take it as a cutting and see if it stays true.


Posted: 30/07/2013 at 11:14

Hi B-L. Forgot to ask you.  Where was that Garden Centre.


Posted: 30/07/2013 at 11:11

Hi B-L. A good pic that and there you are hunting out all those plants - a popular thing that with us all I think - wandering around the Garden Centres - so much temptation though.  Think thee and I will award ourselves an award for daring to show our faces - what shall we call it? -  how about the  "Get us"  Medal.


Posted: 30/07/2013 at 11:03

Hi Jane C.    Funny you should mention those two plants.   Firstly that Valerian  - like yourself I had terrible problems with it when I first started gardening way back and was on the scrounge everywhere for cast off/outs to fill spaces etc.  A great bundle of it came my way and I duly planted it all round the garden  -   where didn't it get to and grow  -  and try and dislodge it -  stems of iron.  Seemed to have this particular liking for getting into walls and at the bottom of them next paving etc - goodness knows what it ever found to live on.   Just as a matter of interest and totally unconnected  it was said to be Winston Churchills favourite flower.       Lemon Balm likewise which again did the same thing as you mention - everywhere and dreadful job to try and control - I did however have a plant of a variegated one and this I found did not seed/get about so badly- did love to crush and smell those leaves mind.

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