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Mid September + at Stradbrook.

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‘Stradbrook’ being my home.
Start with my half standard Fuchsia It successfully came through its third winter and was placed as a centre piece in the front garden, it was then in bud ready to open however after a couple of weeks I could see all was not well something was eating the base of the flower stems causing them to drop not just a few the whole lot , whatever the insect was it was destroyed with insecticide now each blind shoot has branched into four two months late, that’s how long it took to recover.

I included the base picture to show how I overcome the problem of wind damage each wire is secured to the top of the cane that in turn is secured to the plant

These are the main part of my collection of Hepaticas I know there are a few of you Interested in the species and thought you may like a peek at them as of today.


Never known these flower over such a long period of time

Cyclamen Hederifolium there are many in flower but this little group caught my eye

Cyclamen Intaminatum the smallest of the species and although hardy a bit delicate for outside


These are the bulb Troughs back under cover for the winter, first couple of flowers of Cyclamen Cilicium are just lifting their heads.
That excites me as I should have continus flowers from bulbs and corms now until next march/April


Colchicum Agrippinum


as above

Anemone Andrea Atkinson

Forgot name of this one can look at the label

And just to show I have not Re-homed him Yet. lol

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Execellent blog as ever Brian .

Fantastic photos.

22 Sep, 2013

 

You've got a lot going on Brian.I love those Colchiums!!

22 Sep, 2013

 

Very very nice Brian - your fuchsia is just gorgeous!
I certainly agree with Paul, the Colchicums are beautiful. I'm rather embarrassed to say that my Hepaticas look little like your. I think I didn't water enough during the summer. We shall see if they pick up.
The Kirengeshoma is gorgeous. Far better than mine looks. How much shade does your get Brian, I wondered if mine was getting too much sun as it's no where near are dark coloured as yours.

22 Sep, 2013

 

Your fuchsia looks lovely. My one in the front garden hasn't done so well this year. It looks healthy enough, but not as many flowers as usual. Hopefully it will come back with a vengeance next year ... lets hope so anyway.

22 Sep, 2013

 

Anemone Andrea Atkinson looks lovely....

grand blog!!!!

22 Sep, 2013

 

Lovely colchicums Brian! I'm wondering now if that's what's happened to my fuchsia...it has been very disappointing. mind you...tbh...probably more to do with my erratic watering!

22 Sep, 2013

bjs
Bjs
 

Scottish I have just moved the Hepaticas into a more open position so they have some rain and light they have had very little of either for the last 3/4 months.
The one I could not remember the name of you did ! has sun overhead in summer but only a few hours this time of year.

22 Sep, 2013

bjs
Bjs
 

Janeplant the Anemone is very Photogenic

22 Sep, 2013

 

Very nice Brian, I must admit I do like your collection of Hepaticas they are looking very good at the moment.

22 Sep, 2013

 

yes it is very photogenic that's what i like about it mostly.... how ever in photography its not photographed much because of that (sounds strange i know) i guess in some ways Anemone is very artistic on its own merit and therefore photographers acknowledge this so there's not much of a artistic challenge for them....

ive discovered this to be so....

none the less its a great photograph you ve taken of as you say a very photogenic plant.... and ive enjoyed viewing....

thanking you!!!!

22 Sep, 2013

 

Lol Snoopdog, he is only joking, I know cos we have four spaniels and would not part with any of them, they are so adorable. He is a lovely dog Bjs. but I love the flowers in the blog, love the anemone, very very pretty.

23 Sep, 2013

bjs
Bjs
 

Snoopdog
Oliveoil is right I threaten him with all sorts he rarely leaves my side Probably the best friend I have, not only that I have a lot invested in him.
See Blog 9th march 2012 I think Page seven.

23 Sep, 2013

 

The Colchicums are lovely, your Fuchsia beautiful and I like Jamie.

23 Sep, 2013

 

The fuschia may have taken a while to recover but its now looking stunning, you did a good job there.
Its good to see Jamie lookin in good health after his ordeal last year, and handsome as ever.

25 Sep, 2013

 

Lovely show Brian, the Fuschia was well worth waiting for and has done you proud despite the insect, its great to see Jamie in amongst all your beauties, I tell Brynner and Morgan off at regular intervals but they are so good for company in the garden except of course when Brynner decides to prune something...

28 Sep, 2013

bjs
Bjs
 

Lincslass
thanks for your comments ,What damage was done to your Knee? you certainly had rapid treatment.

29 Sep, 2013

 

Both dogs hit my knee whilst playing Brian, Brynner is a Flatcoat Retriever and Morgan a Choc/Lab so you can imagine the power behind them when running at full speed, my knee went backwards and left me with cartilage trouble, luckily the damage was minimal and I've only had to have some cartilage removed, rest assured I stop the boys from running near me at the present, I was amazed at how quickly my treatment has been sorted, certainly no complaints from me, get one of my cataracts sorted and I'll be a very happy gardener, I miss seeing the leaves on my trees and shrubs when looking down the garden......

29 Sep, 2013

 

Exellent blog Brian as usual.

29 Sep, 2013

 

Who is that in the last photo ? he he !

29 Sep, 2013

 

I planted my geranium roots today !that you sent me Brian , on the rockery after growing on for a few weeks in a pot!

29 Sep, 2013

bjs
Bjs
 

Val
You know you like to smooth his ears

30 Sep, 2013

bjs
Bjs
 

Paul I have a white form of Dalmaticum now but yet to see it flower.
B

30 Sep, 2013

 

Yes I do !

3 Oct, 2013

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