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Thought as others were introducing themselves I would too:-). I'm Kathy and I live in Lincolnshire, we built our own house 13 years ago, with a half acre garden to fill I started growing lots of plants from seeds and cuttings. We have a small wooded area, the only area that was here when we moved here it has had a few new trees added, also a large pond. The garden was on a steep hill so we had to have it terraced before we could do any work. I love unusual perennials the bigger the better but my real obsession are hemerocallis, the collection is way out of hand with 185 named varieties and to many seedlings to mention, ooops. growing on on the allotment, some of which should flower for the first time this year,so I should have lots of plants to swap and sell, are there any more hemeraholics on here ?
Here are a few of my favourites :-)
Brown Witch, Chili Spice, Forty Second Street, Cameroons, Heavenly Curls, Magical Swirls and my avatar Free Wheelin :-)

Comments (10)

  1. Grower

    Corseside nursery

    Love your day lilies Kathy..I only have an orange one no idea of its name. Must be great to have a woodland...we have been planting trees here for years so one day it might be a woodland...:-)

  2. Grower

    Kathy Peck

    Thankyou Sandra ;-)
    OH's been doing a bit of clearing in the wood this year we had quite a few dead trees and some fallen branches with the winds, just a shame we don't have a log burner, our neighbour has his fuel for next winter though :-), its opened up a bit of a clearing so more planting oportunities :-) ,

  3. Grower

    Corseside nursery

    a wood burner is on my list of things I would love Kathy, bet your neighbour is delighted...

  4. Grower

    Helene U Taylor

    Hi Kathy,
    I have just started collecting hemerocallis so I have only 15 varieties so far, mostly in pots, but I could manage to find room for a few more – and I could easily slide into becoming a hemeraholics :-)
    Love all of those on your photos, have yet to see a really good double, I find them a bit messy but would love to see a pretty one. I have lots of shade loving plants, and some more unusual ones too. Have a look at the list for my garden, not complete yet, but I am getting there eventually!

  5. Grower

    Kathy Peck

    Aaaah Helene the doubles I've only recently started liking those and don't have that many maybe 7 or 8, some can be a bit fussy and take a year or so to show their double flowers but I have a couple of good ones that double straight away, one I bought last year which is very pretty and was still flowering in October was 'Lacey Doily' pretty pale pink it does seem to be increasing very quickly too so could maybe be split it in autumn this year ;-) , another I found to be a reliable double is 'Solid Geometry' more of a amber colouring, then there's 'Land of Cotton' with vanilla colouring.
    What I'd love to produce is a good spider double :-) last year I did a bit of crossing with my own plants for the first time and did manage to get seed from a cross of 'All American Windmill' ,a polychrome orange spider, crossed with 'Madge Cayse', a dark apricot double (another reliable double), the seedlings are potted up so who knows what I'll get, maybe nothing special but you never know :-)
    I'll have a look at your list and really must get round to listing my plants too :-)
    Oh yes Sandra the neighbours very happy brought me a few tomato plants yesterday :-)

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  6. Grower

    Corseside nursery

    I love a bit of swapping with the neighbours...love the doubles..so unusual..:-)

  7. Grower

    Helene U Taylor

    I am a sucker for anything unusual, would love to have some of your doubles. These are pretty, all three of them.
    I have done plant swap with someone in Edinburgh so swapping with you would be only half the distance :-) I used courier and was very happy with that, up to 5 kg for £6.48 door-to-door is not bad, so when you got your plant list up and running I would be happy to do a swap if you find something you like on my list. I have only a limited number of plants on my swap and sale list, most of the plants in my garden can be split and prepared for swap if I get a bit of notice.

    Your double spider sounds interesting, I have never raised Hemerocallis from seed, how long do they take from seed to flower?

  8. Grower

    Kathy Peck

    Its funny you should say that Helene I did a swap with a friend in Scotland around a month ago and we used Hermes, my parcel weighed 6 or 7 kg and only cost me just over £6, I just dropped it at a local shop easier for me than waiting in for collection,took 3 or 4 days to arrive but all the plants were fairly dormant so didn't suffer at all I've got lots of lovely new plants all doing well :-), so yes when I've sorted my list I'd love to do a swap I've looked at your list and love quite a few of your shade plants the Dregea is lovely too :-)
    The Daylilies take 2-3 years to flower from seed, I have a friend in the Azores who has flowers within a year so unfair lol, its a bit of a gamble what you get but even from the same cross every plant will be different sometimes only slightly but there can be big differences depending which parent they take after, there is a site in the USA where you can buy seed and some go for large amounts as of course if you get something special you can register it in your name :-), there was one recently that went for $25 a seed!! but when you look at all the fabulous children its produced you realise its not such a gamble to get something good, if you have time take a look at the fabulous crosses here's the link :-),
    http://www.daylily.com/cgi-bin/auction.cgi

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    Helene U Taylor

    I already raise hellebores, lilies, arisaemas and cyclamens from seed, they all take about 4 years to flower, cyclamens a bit longer so…patience, patience! If I had a bit bigger space I could easily get hooked on hemerocallis too, but I need somewhere to keep everything and my nursery shelves are groaning all the time. At the moment I have trays on the ground all over my garden, you can’t walk anywhere!
    I had a look at the site, so many lovely hemerocallis, sigh…did your collection get so big by buying seeds? Or did you buy them as plants?

    I used Hermes too, let’s keep in touch and do a swap when you are ready. I wrote about the swap I did on my blog and about wrapping up plants, you can see it here:
    http://graphicality-uk.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/swapping-plants-long-distance.html

  10. Grower

    Kathy Peck

    Oooo I love Hellebores Helene never had much luck growing them from seed but left to their own devices in the wood there are seedlings everywhere I've been moving some around just this week :-) I've bought a couple of new ones this year.
    I saw you arisaemas very pretty, one of your plants that I loved ;-), not something I've ever grown, well accept for the wild one that spreads like a triffid in the wood.
    I've collected my daylilies over the past 10 years or so all bought as plants, they don't come true from seed, there are quite a few very good suppliers in the UK,
    www.polliesdaylilies.co.uk (holds the national collection of spider and unusual forms)
    www.theflowerbower.co.uk
    www.isfryndaylilies.co.uk
    All lovely friendly helpful sellers,I also have several favourite sellers on ebay and do a lot of swapping with other daylily friends :-)
    I looked at your blog so many lovely plants, your hitchhiker slug reminded me of a worm that hitched a ride on a daylily I was sent from Bulgaria, the plant spent 18 days in the post, heaven knows where it had been!!! the plant was very yellow but survived and even went on to flower and the worms in the garden somewhere making new friends lol.
    I'm going to list the few daylilies I've split this year over the weekend others I'll split in the autumn so keep your eye open for any others you like it would be great to do a swap ;-)


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