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experiences with free offers of plants

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 20:39

I have also succumbed to these offers. The plants are always teeny and need to be handled with kid gloves. I have a partially shaded well ventilated greenhouse so I can nurture them a bit before they go out into the big bad world. There are always casualties but most survive. Any spares are used for swapping with so not so bad really.

Can lupin flowers change colour?

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 13:36

Thank you for your responses. I have been outside peering at the plant some more and moving earth back to see exactly where the flower spikes are coming up from. They are definitely coming off the same plant. It is very puzzling.

Can lupin flowers change colour?

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 11:19

I know this sounds potty but yes, the flower spikes on this one plant are now solid purple. I have always been careful to not let my three plants set seed so its not a rogue seedling. I did top dress the soil with my homemade compost last autumn and I know that it is on the acid side. This is only the second year it has flowered. The manhatten lights plant looked brilliant last year so you can imagine my disappointment.

Crocosmia

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 16:54

Hi
I already have the bog standard crocosmia (from my Grans garden) and Lucifer.
I bought a crocosmia from Great Dixter called "Dixter" and it sounds the same
as Lucifer. My aspiration is to try and aquire "Jupiter".

Anybody else grow "Dixter" and tell me how it differs.
Much appreciated

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Can lupin flowers change colour?

My manhatten lights now has solid purple flowers! 
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Crocosmia

subtle differences in cultivars 
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