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Shockers

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 18:26

...thank you for the information about your hat..... I thought as much...

you're modesty knows no bounds Keen... but it was bold of you to post a photo.. I doubt many of us are likely to follow suit...

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 17:25

Stipa gigantea has been especially good this year with the heat earlier... it seems even taller than ever...with so many spikes... I always wonder why more people don't grow it...it's such a stand out.... but then if they did, perhaps it wouldn't be so special for those of us that do...? 

Dahlia Honka I recall seeing it in the trial grounds at Wisley years ago and noted it down there along with some others... lovely yellow star shaped flowers...

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 17:43

..that's a fantastic lily...I really must get that one..'Night Flyer' I shall have to make a note... lovely colour on that daylily too...

Hemerocallis 'Crimson Pirate' as mentioned on another thread... or this one

Phlox paniculata 'Purple Flame'...amongst others I suppose...

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/28249.jpg?width=273&height=350&mode=max

 

Shockers

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 17:27

..oh, that's why I said it's a nice hat... the insignia caught my eye... perhaps you'll tell us what it means, at some point... but no bother if you'd rather not...

Shockers

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 16:10

...nice hat...

Plants.

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 13:09

 

...such pretty cottagey plants.. Campanulas... although I choose not to grow any...wisely I hope...preferring tall spires of foxgloves and Hollyhocks instead...or other tender perennials...

...I like to see them in their native environment too... Campanula rotundifolia grows in valleys on the Big Horn mountains in Montana... I have a photo of a meadow of these about 10,000 feet up I think... you can drive up there of course...as you would expect of the U.S...

..for anyone who may be interested...

http://montana.plant-life.org/species/camp_rotund.htm

Day Lilies

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 13:01

...thank you... yes these are so popular in America... daylily country...some garish colours produced that don't always appeal to me...

...they seem able to withstand very cold winters and boiling hot dry summers, which makes them popular in the mid-West - and the Great Plains...an area I have an interest in...

I don't think you can get a white one though...can you..?

Shockers

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 12:21

...lots of shockers over the years, especially if you're used to having a small-ish garden..

Bluebells.. Spanish and Native -nice as they are in the right place.. you might soon have regrets about these...

Euphorbia 'fireglow' and Phygelius I found tiring after a while, with all the runners coming up everywhere..in fact I now avoid everything that ''spreads by underground runners''...

 

Day Lilies

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 12:15

...that's the look I enjoy too... cottagey...and with lots going on...a bit of command and control.. to use military terms.. doesn't go amiss here and there...

Day Lilies

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 12:02

..I think, as with most perennials, we should try and plant these in groups of at least 3... 7 would be better, but not many of us are prepared to make this sort of space.. otherwise our gardens can look a bit.. bitty..and fussy.. I think we tend to be plant collectors rather than calculated designers... do you agree? that when we go to buy plants we tend to get one of this, one of that, and one of something else, instead of 3 of the same and forget the others...?  very difficult to do that...I find...

...probably had this discussion before but I like this old favourite, from the 1950's I think... 'Crimson Pirate'... what I like are the recurved petals and gaps between... star like...also the colour for me.. needs to be on the red/mahogany side....I also don't object to colour clashes at this time of year, although best viewed when the sun goes down I feel....

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/28235.jpg?width=273&height=350&mode=max

 

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