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Utter beauty

  • Utter beauty
  • Utter beauty
  • Utter beauty
  • Utter beauty
  • Utter beauty

A few snaps of some flowers in the garden just now. I think there's nothing nicer than plants you love. The Cantua buxifolia was a £2.50 plug plant off a well known online market place. Pity the photo of the phuopsis focussed on the horsetail which I am in the process of irradicating.

Comments (5)

  1. Grower

    Jeremy Wright

    I love the Crinodendron hookerianum too (your first photo). Needs more acid soil than we have, so I grow it in a pot. It'll grow to 9m in its native Chile, apparently. I wish.

  2. Grower

    Rob Johnson, Green & Furry pet and garden care

    It needs a very acid soil. Ours has the added bonus of a hundred years of coal ash so it can never be anything else. In hampshire, I struggled with these acid lovers with the chalky water even in tubs, but now no problems, thankfully.
    I remember in the garden I worked at in Cumbria Crinodendrons grew into huge, multi trucked monstrosities at least 20ft tall. Mine will flower later in the year again.
    What I am frustrated with is I cannot grow embrothriums, another Chilean beauties, they just die. I have related Grevilleas and Lomatias, even nice healthy seedlings of waratahs, (Telopea 'Shady lady' ), and these are meant to be tricky
    Odd things these plants, they sometimes chose you intead of vice versa.

  3. Grower

    Shelley

    Beautiful. What is the very delicate flower in your last image?

  4. Grower

    Rob Johnson, Green & Furry pet and garden care

    Hi Shelley, I think the one you mean is Codonopsis, it was grown from seed amd labelled C bhutanica. It survived last winter without problems, and though last year it seemed to scramble and climb, this year it just seems to be a large mound that is getting bigger with every day.

  5. Grower

    Shelley

    Thank you, it really is lovely


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