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Shockers

Posted: 30/07/2013 at 18:32

...you seem to like your orange flowers Keen...what on earth made you grow that..?   not keen on Ligularia's and Lysimachia's.. anything that likes moist soil really... these days I like the hot dry garden style...shingle beds...plus some cottage gardening.. roses, perennials and shubs..that sort of thing....although I suppose they could be included in that...

Busy-Lizzie...I thought I had seen that before.. Rosemoor..been there several times...

and very nice it is too....lovely photo....

Shockers

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 15:02

...I should add, I haven't grown Rue for a long time but used to like it very much...the others you mention I've not grown I don't think....isn't gardening wonderful...

Shockers

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 14:59

...lol...oh dear Keen, we are in a muddle...I was aware of which 'bangs' you were referring to, but this time my attempt at humour obviously got a bit lost on the way there......tongue in cheek, and all that...

..here are my Lavender 'Hidcote' bushes on the left here... I love them, they flower for so long and one of my neighbour's insists on the dried flowers for arrangements when I cut them back...which is all nice..

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/28372.jpg?width=273&height=350&mode=max

 

 

Flying Flowers.

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 13:41

...yes me too..  loads of them flying about...and into the house if we leave the doors open...like them very much.. miss them when we don't see them,... and lovely photos above there...such rich colour on that Buddleia... I don't grow these but my Lavender's are a good substitute for fluttery things....

Shockers

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 12:54

...always thought Munstead was more pinkish... my Hidcote's are very dark blue...

...''beautifully ugly''...a glorious contradiction....but it's all those 'bangs' I'm worried about most Keen....you've been enjoying yourself far too much Sir...

Shockers

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 11:51
Keen 1 wrote (see)

Hi Salino. Well it was of course just for a little digression - a giggle but sadly like all my attemps at humour it fell flat on its face. I only sent the pic as being of the supposed plant my missus thought was a pest in the garden. No harm done and basically the pic  "puts me up"  - I ain't no oil painting  nor would want to be - but oh  what a sweet nature I have  --- sorry.   Regards.

... oh no need to apologise... I'm sure some of us could see the humourous intent...I certainly found it quite amusing...I mean, you're obviously a born leader in these things and it's a fun thing to do....and throws caution to the wind... I expect you had your fair share of admirers when younger...

incidentally, I work in retail and see plenty of real 'shockers' any day of the week, and rather more of them than I care to...

..as much as I love Lavender 'Hidcote' and it's looking splendid at the moment... it does seed and if it's planted next to a road, as mine is... some of those seedlings will rather embarrassingly pop up in cracks.... I could grow hundreds of these plants from the seedlings every year... which is why so many of these that we buy can vary..being seed raised...

Helleborus argutifolius, another favourite will do the same if not dead headed....they'll be all over the place...I find this a majestic plant really...wonder if anyone else does... 

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...

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