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Plant Identification

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 12:03

...oh it's Morina longifolia I think...and very nice too...

Plant Identification

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 12:01

can't enlarge that one... someone else will be along shortly...

Identifying a plant

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 11:59

...have a look at Dracaena and see what you think...


Posted: 06/07/2013 at 00:22

...I do that too, move things around any time that's convenient... including roses in summer... not to be recommended though...but you have to do things when it suits I think...

Mr Syd... I see you grow Hemerocallis - Daylillies if we are not to be 'high falutin'... names please if you have them...? the main season for these is just starting... I've not grown many and I like those which have a marked 'star' shape as opposed to those that are more cupped... I also like the fiery orange/reds, not so keen on apricots/pinks or yellows.... this is an old one that's still doing the rounds but I do like it - Crimson Pirate -... an apt name I think...

I grow in a little group of 3, that's all I have room for... in America where they are so popular, I used to see them grown along a border in front of their wood board houses, like a little hedge,  and I copied that style in my last garden... if only they flowered for a bit longer... it seems over all too soon...well, a month or 6 weeks would you say for most..?


 ...apart from those many and varied interests... do you have any sporting ones at all? us gardeners seem rarely to get much time for anything else... would you agree..?... like the Queen, I admit to watching horse racing and occasionally have a flutter...

Majorcan shub ID please

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 23:50

...Majorca is known for it's Almond trees... they look like little Almonds developing there on photo 1...

What is this bee attracting plant?

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 21:30

...a gorgeous powder blue... if I had to guess I'd say it's the variety 'Skylark' which is in flower right now... and grows as big as that...

Rose ?

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 21:24

...yes the one you have is very nice in any case...but I know what it's like.. I'd like a pound for every time I've bought plant wrongly labelled...  I've learnt to only buy roses that have a flower on them, so I know what I'm getting...

...enjoy your roses..

Rose ?

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 19:28

...there are so many roses that's it's almost impossible to say for sure, but it's upright form, leafage and silvery pink flowers remind me very much of 'Silver Jubilee'.... a very popular Hybrid Tea...


Posted: 05/07/2013 at 19:07

...I should also add that you have some keen interests...pottery and porcelain and suchlike... I have a nice couple of Wedgewood's if that's of any not... but at least they are not 'seconds'...

...delightful Mr Syd.... anyone who has such in their home must be quite proud I should think... and houseproud too... I wouldn't want to break any...


Posted: 05/07/2013 at 19:00 you I'm not terribly keen with mottling on plants, whether Acer Flamingo or Berberis, some others maybe can't think offhand...  they seem to look a bit ill to me... I prefer fresh green.. sometimes variegated plants look that way to me too, I prefer the yellow to be a deep colour not a washed out yellow, if you know what I mean... interest in the history of plants tends towards roses more than any other... but I can't claim any great knowledge... it's just a passing interest... I sometimes like to know who the plant hunters and collectors were, past and present... as they so often get to attach their names to plants... just remember that when you see 'Sieboldii' as a suffix... this was the gentleman - P.F. von Siebold - who spent much time in Japan and introduced Knotweed to this country....on the plus side I suppose, as I know you like these... he also brought Hosta's to Europe......

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