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Having another go .... Delphinium


New plants, I know I shouldn’t and have daylily seedlings that need to be planted out but I have never been able to grow a good Delphinium and I have found a new site and the photo’s of the plants have got me hooked again:

I may have space at the back of the border for 4 at a push 5 to give them the space they need as the perennial border is about 5 years old now and the plants need lifting and dividing all looking a bit tired …..

I have put a list on the ones I really like but all look amazing …. pity I cant put the photos on as they are not mine , but if you highlight and right click you can find easy enough

Boudicca Delphinium
Can Can Delphinium
Conspicuous Delphinium
Faust Delphinium
Fenella Delphinium
Guy Langdon Delphinium
Kathleen Cooke Delphinium

any tips would be useful , but the spot they will have will be well drained and a sunny spot so that’s a good start plus at the back of the border the daylily hate the competition and just wont flower or if they do not many scapes !!!


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A well grown Delphinium is a thing of beauty, lovely to the eye and SLUGs!
I substituted Aconitums for Delphiniums as they just don't do well for me.

8 Jan, 2016


wolfs bane , good idea.

8 Jan, 2016


Yes indeed, poisonous wolves, come in blues and creams.

9 Jan, 2016


I shall have to google these Gg most I've not heard of!!
My seed is sown Siris ;-)

12 Jan, 2016


Hi Simbad

Nor me , specialist nursery for you


12 Jan, 2016

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