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Allium 'Purple Sensation'

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 23:29

Thanks everybody for responding.  I suspect they are schubertii - having scanned the web they certainly look like them.  The devil is, I had planned Purple Sensation and have a load of them planted amongst Heuchera Lime Marmalade where I thought the purple would really be a great dramatic contrast.  Now wherever I have these alliums, they are so pale that you hardly notice them at all and they are too short.  Our sunshine has gone and it's been dull for days and forecast is dull for days to come.  They are taking an age to fully open.

I'm a bit pathetic feeling so disappointed - thought I'd cracked something eye-catching for this year with little effort i.e. planting the bulbs to last a few years.

Not been my week.  In the middle of having to take up weed suppressor with 4" of slate chippings I put down 4 years ago.  I'd been casually tramping all over it, spilling soil, filling pots on the top of it and spilling more soil, until it became a right mess.  I started to pull it all up yesterday and thought I could water blast the chippings and aim to renew the suppressor and put them down again.  I gave up - took me hours to blast one bucketful amount of stones with mud everywhere using a sieve and several buckets.  I'd need the hose on for hours to do it.  So got despondent and have called someone to come and take the lot away - hopefully they will agree to do it.  The suppressant is coming up really easily so the earth and chippings just need to be taken away.  So now I'm having to think about what to replace it with that I can do myself.  Probably gravel for the cheap quick option.  However, I bought some 'decorative' slabs  - then tripped over them carrying a couple and broke them.  Bruised and battered and fed up.  Ha!  So going to have to get someone to do that for me as well.

A woman's work is never done - but - 'tomorrow is another day'.  Sigh!

 

Allium 'Purple Sensation'

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 22:35

I bought them as Purple Sensation and was so excited about them.  Mind you, I'm in Scotland and all the flowers in my garden are weeks behind.  But I think you are right nutcutlet, paulk2 - they look too pale.  The tallest is about 18".  I was expecting much taller.  Planted them in in October with the Spring bulbs.  The pack was labelled 'Purple Sensation' as I ordered.  I am so disappointed.

Unknown Tree

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 22:32

Abies koreana?  Mature?  Korean fir.  Not sure about it though - can't see it clearly in your photo.  Hope someone gets it right for you.

Allium 'Purple Sensation'

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 22:01

 I ask because I have groups of them all over the garden and they have all been as in this photo for a week now with little change.  Some have very pale lilac flowers at the bottom.  Everyone else's I've seen are that beautiful deep purple and I'm wondering if something has gone wrong with mine - or if this is a normal stage before they form a bowl of purple.

Allium 'Purple Sensation'

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 21:40

....or do they open pale and then turn purple when they form into a ball?

Lost lable rose

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 01:31

Munstead Wood is a dark claret with a strongish fragrance.  Roseraie de l'Hay is dark and perfumed I think.  But you probably have something more modern.

Small fast flying bird

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 01:15

A flycatcher?

Bergenia 'Sissinghurst White'

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 00:30


 

Hi everyone.  I've cut off most of the spent flowerheads from these bergenia  (front left) but have left a couple of stalks.  Does anyone know if these look like I could get seeds from them as they are and how to go about it?

Small fast flying bird

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 23:24

Not swallows or swifts?  You would know by the wing shape.

Small fast flying bird

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 23:15

Does it do it silently or does it make a lot of noise as well?  Can you hear it before you see it?

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