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Voodoo Lilly

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 23:01

It is Dracunculus vulgaris, boggwoppit. If you use that name there's no doubt which plant you're talking about. Voodoo lily describes at least 3 plants. Mine looks after itself but the one I have on poor soil that dries out in summer doesn't do so well. The best are in some shade. You can dig up some tubers and spread them around to propagate it. If it comes to seed you can sow them but mine has never made seed. Wonderful to look at but stay up-wind.

 

mystery purple flower (no picture)

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 22:52

I agree Jim and also although any nectar will do for bees, a lot of our native insects can't survive without  the right native plants in the larval stage.

 

What the heck - my purse isn't big enough - but one can dream

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 22:46

I've only seen small neat ones. Nothing approaching a metre in any direction

What the heck - my purse isn't big enough - but one can dream

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 22:08

Cyclamen always die back in the summer. Some flower in the autumn without leaves, then the leaves come and die back in spring. C, coum has leaves now, will flower in a couple of months, then the leaves will die back.

What the heck - my purse isn't big enough - but one can dream

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 21:37

Sarcococcas are lovely little winter flowering shrubs, good scent too.

I'd 'acquire' some seedlings of the hellebore in your father's garden, (corsicus?) They're different  and it all adds to a lively winter garden.

There's a little cyclamen too, C. coum,  flowers right in the middle of winter with the snowdrops.

What the heck - my purse isn't big enough - but one can dream

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 21:22

Verdun said leave niger and I think he said ericsmithii as well. Winter Moonbeam is a cultivar of eric. What an ugly name for a lovely plant, ericsmithii

Visiting Wonderful Gardens

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 21:12

http://www.ngs.org.uk/shop-online/order-the-yellow-book.aspx

Yellow Book can be ordered direct from the ngs artjak but you can get the little county ones free from GCs,Tourist infos, libraries and people that open their gardens.

Next years will be out around February. any early opening snowdrop gardens are in this year's book

Plant identification

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 20:39

Yes zebrina, I'd cut a few stems right back rather than shortening them. You'll end up with a better shaped shrub

what's still flowering in your garden?

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 20:35

Thanks all for the reassurances re Fatsia hardiness. I'll  give one another try.

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