Six on Saturday – 14/07/2018

Still having issues with the WordPress app on my phone, so now trying to access it via Chrome. My six on Saturday are as follows: 1. Canna x ehemanii This has to be the favourite out of all my Cannas and it miraculously survived outdoors all winter with no protection. The first of what will…

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Six on Saturday – 07/07/2018

1. Canna¬†warscewiczii I’ve grown these from my own saved seed with very good germination rates. They quickly clump up and flower in their first year from early an sowing (these were sown five months ago in February). Unlike other Canna, I have still not managed to overwinter C. warscewiczii successfully, but no matter when they…

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Plant Profile: Stapelia hirsuta

Fascinated at seeing Stapelia in flower for the first time at RHS Chelsea in 2011, I bought some seeds of Stapelia hirsuta from http://www.craighousecacti.co.uk/ to see if I could grow them myself. Commonly called Carrion Flowers, their large flowers emit an unpleasant odour which attracts flies for pollination, sometimes even fooling the flies into laying…

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First things first

I’ve been meaning to start a blog for ages, when I mention this to other bloggers their immediate response is “do it!”. So this is my blog. It’s probably no surprise that I plan to blog about my passion for plants and all things garden-related. ¬†My interests lie in exotic plants as well as in…

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