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I Wonder if Anyone Could Help Me...

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 08:32

Hello bougle

Welcome to the forum

Could you post a photo ?  We will know then for sure.  It could be lychnis coronaria, going by your description.  Or, look up Lychnis coronaria and compare it 

Forsythia question.

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 08:00

Hiya supernoodle,

I gave a camelia "freedom" for a friend......from pot into the garden.  It now thrives.  Currently full of flower.  Yes, easily controlled.  If you lightly prune back after flowering you will make a compacf,,bushy shrub.  Debbie is a first class variety.  

Cuttings are easy on forsythia but there are better varieties around now 

Forsythia question.

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 23:37

Fluffy Cloud, if you waited a while longer, if you had pruned some of those long shoots a little ??ou would likely have had flowers.

Supernoodle, if you have right soil...doesnt have to be acidic, neutral will do......and the right aspect a camelia is a lovely all year round plant.  Forsythias are ungainly out of flower

What (elusive) plant do you crave?

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 08:00

Thanks Sue

Burncoose is not far from me but they do not stock this particular variety of sisynchrium.  I did have success with a Scottish nursery but again no longer stocked.  Will check out the others you mention. 

What have I got here

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 22:27

Don't know what it is but not a gerbera.  I have  two growing in my garden and they are different.

We will be I suspense until it flowers I guess 

What (elusive) plant do you crave?

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 22:22

Language Blairs 

Two other plamts I cannot seem to locate now....euryops acraeus and sisyrinchium white snow. (this is a delightful non seeding beauty with pure white flowers)

Minimilist small gardeb

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 22:14

Linda,

The curry plant grown in terracotta or black pot.  Nothing as silver.  

Blue elymus magellanicus grass.  The bluest of the blue foliage

Libertia goldfinger ...unusually olive leaves marked with red.

How about a Camelia ...this won't  overhang your pot....or an azalea, or,pieris or rhododendron?  

Cushion pinks....glaucous blue mound forming foliage with scented flowers in summer.

A silver mound forming thyme called Silver Posie with pink flowers in summer.

A Phormium ......dazzler is a bright red upright variety but there are yellow varieties too.  

All of these are evergreen. 

 

 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 20:44

Cor blimey!  Can't spell meko, Meccan, meccanoposisis, mecannopieces,.......blue Tibetan poppy.  

What (elusive) plant do you crave?

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 20:42

Once grew spigelia Marilandica......a lovely variety called wisley jester.....but cannot now get it.  Lovely red and yellow flowers on compact perennial bush.  A real eye catcher that I kept for a few years but then lost it.

Cannot now find a supplier.  Would love to have it again.  So, it's a plant I crave 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 20:33

Orchid lady, meconopsis (baileyii) is the blue Tibetan poppy.  Difficult to grow though and harder still to achieve perennial status.  It needs shelter, cool, moist comditions, acid soil best, I think, and dislikes strong sun.  Scotland prob best area for it.   Not a success with me or with most it seems

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