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What's Looking Good In March 2019

Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by NigelJ, Mar 1, 2019.

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  1. NigelJ

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    • Janet mahay

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      Hi nigel nice flowers are they difficult to grow? , do they like shade or full sun and would they grow near a oak tree which is back of my fence?
       
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        @Janet mahay
        No not particularly difficult, mine are in the open garden. Not sure how they would cope with the dry shade under a tree. Note that the flowers are short lived and the leaves will also be gone by the end of May. Also the flower spikes tend to be quite low.
        Corydalis solida is probably the easiest one to find in garden centres, but they tend to be shades of red. i will post photos when mine puts in an appearance in a couple of weeks.
         
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        • Janet mahay

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          Hi nigel looked up some info
          What gardener with a heart and soul could resist the spring flowers of Corydalis, whose winged petals with upswept spurs suggest a flight of elfin butterflies, or, for that matter, their lacily divided leaves, which come in a kaleidoscope of colours from grey to deep green. Corydalis solida are perky little denizens of forest and mountain. A hardy perennial, native to Northern Europe and on into Asia, where they grow in meadows and woodlands. A light shade and moist soil offer ideal growing conditions but overall, they’re pretty forgiving plants. Easy to grow from seed, the plant forms a tuberous bulb that produces dense clumps of flowers that get better each year. In spring . The 2.5cm (1in) large flowers together fairly dense clusters at the end of the stem. The colour of the leaves and flowers varies considerably from white to pink and purple, and deepens after colder winters. Blooming from April to May, and reaching 20cm (8in) tall at most, it gently mingles among other woodlanders and smaller bulbs. By early June, the plant dies back and simply disappears leaving space in the gardan for summer flowes
          , it was cultivated in Britain by 1596 and was first recorded as naturalised in the wild in 1796. So they would be ideal to grow at the back they are lovely plants
           
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            It really shouldn't be doing this right now ….


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              Wow, I love it! I am jealous. I had one but it only lasted a year here due to the heat. They prefer it cooler than the others which thrive with me.
               
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                This Ipheion (Tessa I think) is pinker than it appears here. Rubbish photo but it's doing ok. Ipheion uniflorum is only just starting.IpheionTessaSm.jpg
                 
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                    I think C. Flexuosa " China Blue " is my favourite. Such a beautiful colour.
                     
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                      @CarolineL My Ipheion "Tessa" opened it's first flowers this week.
                       
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                        A morning potter around the garden and so much has changed in a week.

                        The Clematis @ARMANDII is out and looking beautiful. Hope Our Mandy is doing ok.

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