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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

Berberis thunbergii pronunciation

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 20:29

Yep A Year on the plot, it's the way I pronounce it.

Also, Jackmanii, for example, I do ee i for the ii. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 20:25

Saw beechgrove on I player.  Much better than gardeners world.  

Wet, wet wet today. 

Saw my mum in hospital,this evening.   No damage from her stroke at all.  Makes you think though.   Life is so short.  

next season

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 15:07

Makes sense Rose.

I always divide a few daffs after flowering and pot them up.  They they go out in the spring where spaces are and I have a whole lot more .

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 15:05

MrsGarden, it might sound odd but I often push a lawnmower around a chalkmark  around the lawn when I change the edge/shape.  It helps give a feel as well as practical idea as to how the lawn should curve, etc.

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New garden prog just about plants

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Spring onions

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Oh come on......

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Alan's new series

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When is a scented rose not......?

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WHAT IF.........

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Why I resort to online purchases....

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Not more photos.....

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Nematodes for carrots....

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Been knipped.......

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There's orangey........

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Flabbergasted....thought I would have a heart attack

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Oh no.....not again...

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Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 11:45

Oh eck!

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I love the Royals......

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