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Dhalia ID, please

Posted: 04/12/2016 at 19:20
clarice673 says:

Looks similar to some of mine soulboy although mine stay Pink..(with the yellow), It's a cactus dahlia but like you, mine came with no name so hope someone comes up with the name for us both but there are hundreds of them....stunning pictures 😀

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 Hi Clarice, than you for the comments about my photo's. I take hundreds of pictures of the flowers, plants and insects in the garden every year. it's great that mobile cameras are such good quality, generally speaking.

Dhalia ID, please

Posted: 04/12/2016 at 19:17

Thanks for the responses. I think I've found the answer. I'm pretty sure it's a cultivar called 'shooting star'.

Dahlias - leaving in!

Posted: 04/12/2016 at 15:36

I'm in Sheffield and I've grown Dahlias for a few years. I've never lifted mine, doing what people suggest and putting lots of compost in a heap on top to protect them. Apparently it's the wet that rots the tubers rather than frost killing them.

We've been fortunate here the last few years in that the winters have been very mild and relatively dry. But last year we had more rain than previous years and one dahlia was affected by rot. But this was in one of the wettest areas of the garden. The others all survived to produce more flowers than ever, and I was even able to save the rotting one because it had some new growth that I replanted.

I obviously caught it in time.

Dhalia ID, please

Posted: 04/12/2016 at 15:29

Hi, haven't posted on here for quite a while. I've missed it and I hope everyone's well and looking forward to Xmas.

I regularly post pictures of my flowers and garden on my Facebook page for others to appreciate and today a friend contacted me saying he wanted to purchase one of the images as a gift for his wife.

 It's one of my beautiful dahlias and I'm hoping that one of the more informed members here will have enough knowledge of dahlias to identify this one for me. I can then pass that info on to my friend.

As you can see from the photo's, when it first comes into flower it has a pink and yellow centre and the mature flower is pure white.

ID for interesting flowering plant, please.

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 11:58
Dovefromabove says:

I think the alcohol in the Pimms is far more likely to have a deleterious effect on our livers than the borage flowers used to prettify it 

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 I was thinking the two together would multiply the deleterious effects. Although Fidgetbones would have to be drinking an awful lot of borage-infused Pimms for there to be a problem.

ID for interesting flowering plant, please.

Posted: 26/09/2016 at 17:24
fidgetbones says:

I freeze the blue flowers in ice cubes to use for pimms.

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 I hope you don't use too many of those. The Wiki page says that there are liver-toxic alkaloids present

ID for interesting flowering plant, please.

Posted: 26/09/2016 at 17:21
Fairygirl says:

There's a white variety too soulboy  

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 Thanks Fairygirl. I noticed that when I read the Wiki page on it.

ID for interesting flowering plant, please.

Posted: 26/09/2016 at 17:20
nutcutlet says:

soulboy says:

Thank you both! So many plants to learn about.

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 It never stops soulboy, there's always a new plant to learn about

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ID for interesting flowering plant, please.

Posted: 24/09/2016 at 11:30

Thank you both! So many plants to learn about.

ID for interesting flowering plant, please.

Posted: 24/09/2016 at 11:09

I'm hoping someone can ID this interesting flowering plant that's appeared in my front garden. The pic's are not the best as the plant is in an awkward spot to get to and they were taken on a very bright day.

One big help in identifying it is that it has quite an unusual flower, in that the centre of the flower has a dark, almost black conical protuberance. Another is that the whole plant is extremely hairy, stems, leaves, and flower buds.

It's quite tall, at least 1m, and would be quite a lot taller but for the fact that a large part of the bottom stem is on the ground supporting the plants' weight.

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