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Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by JWK, Jan 1, 2024.

  1. ViewAhead

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    Oh, that is a lovely colour, @Victoria.

    I have just had a little stroll round my nearest GC. Glad to see they are selling Corydalis Calycosa, at it is much more reliable than the types they usually stock.

    Got tempted by a teeny lobelia, now nestling in a big pot to keep it out of the wind.

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    • Victoria

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      I have tried that a couple of times, but it is too hot and dry here.
       
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        Ah, yes, corydalis is not a fan of hot + dry. Cool + moist is its preference. And even then, it is pretty temperamental frankly. :)
         
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        • Escarpment

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          I was in Morrisons this morning and found Aronia Melonocarpa Viking. No idea what it was, except it was fruit, so decided to buy first and ask Google later. Turns out it's a Chokeberry, I've heard of those. Think it will be an interesting addition to the soft fruit area I've been trying to establish - I already have raspberry, jostaberry, gooseberry and blackcurrant, all recently planted so no fruit as yet.

          Note that I used my potting shelf thingy on Monday night, all that rainwater has collected since then.
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            @Escarpment We have had choke berry plants for some years now. We had them in one area of our garden and they suffered badly with mould. Moved them into an area with air flowing better and they have done much better. The flowers are small white and then the fruit becomes red turning black. The fruits are very sharp and so we use them in cooking and/or making wine (which is lovely). The leaves in the autumn are lovely.
             
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              I haven't bought any plants, as such, recently - but I have got some new seed to grow. Hyssop, which I haven't grown for donkey's years, and some white borage, ditto.

              They're supposed to be good at coping with a wide range of conditions @On the Levels , so hopefully it'll do well for you once it gets going. The Jostaberries are supposedly a bit hit and miss, and it depends on the site and conditions as to how well they do, but it's always good to have a go with something new. Fingers crossed they work out well for you. :)
               
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                I'm expecting an order of perennial plants later today, so watch this space! They're from an ebay seller who I've bought from before, so I'm hoping they'll be just as good.
                 
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                  I got 6 seeds of Cryptostegia madagascariensis (Purple Rubber Vine, Purple Allamanda)) from France yesterday so planted them today.
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                  I tried Cryptodtegio grandiflora a year or so ago and did not even get germination ... so :fingers crossed::fingers crossed:
                   
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                    Crikey, those seeds grew quickly, @Victoria! :hapydancsmil:


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                      Delivered, unpacked and potted on :smile:, just in time for the rain to start. They don't look much at the moment, the grower says she grows all her plants hard, outside, not brought on under cover.
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                        Ooh, exciting, @JennyJB. :hapfeet: What have you got in your new collection?
                         
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                        Back row, left to right:
                        Pulmonaria 'Blue Ensign'
                        Brunnera macrophylla 'Mister Morse'
                        Agastache 'Beelicious Purple’
                        Tiarella 'Sugar and Spice'

                        Front row, left to right:
                        Pulmonaria 'Raspberry Splash'
                        Veronica 'Purpleicious'
                        Scabiosa 'Pink Diamonds'
                        Veronicastrum virginicum 'Pink Glow'

                        Only one of each - whatever does well will be either allowed to spread or divided.
                         
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                          Quite a haul! :) I don't grow any of those, so I will be interested to see their progress in due course.
                           
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                          It was 20% off all outdoor plants in B&Q over the Easter weekend, so I got an Erysimum and a small Daphne Perfume Princess. The Erysimum is destined for the front garden but haven't decided what to do with the Daphne yet. Maybe keep it in a pot so that I can move it around to wherever I can best appreciate the fragrance when it's flowering, and then move it back into a bit of shade if the sun's too strong. 2024-04-03_16-17-44.jpg 2024-04-03_16-11-55.jpg
                           
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