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      kindredspirit Gardening around a big Puddle. :)

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      Planted last autumn and has survived the winter.

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        Delightful...as always kindredspirit :)
         
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        Scilla siberica.

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            Your last photo.....There is a curved, ribbed piece of stone. What is that?
            I have recently started collecting fossils, and that looks interesting!
             
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            Hi @Sirius . It's a fossil Ammonite formed from Mudstone found by my sister on the Jurassic Coast in Lyme Regis. The Ammonites disappeared at the time of the Dinosaur Extinction, 65 million years ago. (Give or take a few years) :)
             
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              Yes, I thought so.

              I have a few Ammonites, but they are not the main focus of my collection.
              But I definately wouldn’t use them as plant pot decoration :yikes:
               
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                I've 3 or 4 more and they're in pots too. One has just disintegrated so maybe I'll take them indoors to join my collection of rocks.

                Lewisia cotyledon. Everyone, I meet, say that they have great difficulty growing these. Our wet climate gives them orange rot in the stem and then that's the end of them. So, knowing that they are succulents that grow on cold, North facing, steep slopes of mountains in the Rockies, I've tried to replicate those conditions to some degree. I've made cairns facing north under a big Blue Cedar and protected from prevailing winds, which makes the ground underneath fairly dry. I made one last year about 4 feet high and the Lewisias flowered nearly all year, so on Friday I assembled a second cairn. Fingers crossed for this year. [​IMG]

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                  I'm assuming these come under the heading of Alpines

                  I remember the names of most of the plants in our garden (sometimes need a bit of prompting by Mrs Shiney :whistle:) but can't remember this one. Mrs Shiney is not available at the moment :heehee:


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                  We have loads of Sedum compressum in the greenhouse that have been there for 40+ years. They spread very easily, need almost no looking after, flower for a long time and we sell a lot each year :blue thumb:
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                    Yep. Lewisia cotyledons come under the heading of alpines even though they're not from the Alps but from the Rocky Mountains. :)

                    I don't know either of your two plants, @shiney The first one looks very interesting but I'm not familiar with it.
                     
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                      I'll try and remember to ask Mrs Shiney when she gets home. :dbgrtmb:
                       
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                      Hi @shiney , your pink flower is an Armeria ( common name Thrift ).
                       
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                        Ah, yes, Armeria "Bevan's Variety". I thought the pale pink flower was it but the foliage looks different. It's flowering profusely here at the moment.

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