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Tropaeolum speciosum


Tropaeolum speciosum (Tropaeolum speciosum)

I'm delighted that I have this plant in flower again - David kindly sent me another plant, so I don't know whether this is 'his' in flower, or the previous one - but it doesn't matter! It's climbing up the fence...the other side from where it was planted, naturally!



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I dont know this climber its lovely.

9 Jul, 2010

 

Yes, Denise - and it's taken me over 4 years to get it going! It's worth the wait, though, and there are more buds on it, too. I shall have to search for the other one and see where that's decided to go! LOL.

9 Jul, 2010

 

I first saw this growing through a conifer, think it was at Scone Palace gardens, but they also have the same effect at Dundee Botanic Garden. It's a lovely climber and so effective, the red, against a dark green conifer.

10 Jul, 2010

 

I saw it like that at Sissinghurst Castle each year - and 'yearned' to grow it as they did - up Yew trees!

10 Jul, 2010

 

Exactly!

10 Jul, 2010

 

Can't use the two Yews I have here...the Trop. specs wouldn't grow there. Shame! At least it's flowering...such a pleasure to see. :-)))

10 Jul, 2010

 

Sissinghurst is about 15 miles from me and I have never seen it. The one time we tried (about 20 years ago) it was so crowded that we gave up trying to get in.

10 Jul, 2010

 

Oh. Why's that then? Too dry? It is a lovely plant though, wherever it's growing.

10 Jul, 2010

 

I gather that it's so popular that they close on some days of the week, now. I think you'd have to get there at opening time on a week day, Denise. It's definitely worth visiting. It was almost a home-from-home for me when we lived in Kent - such beauty at any time of the year. :-))))

Karen - one little yew is planted in a gravel circle in the back garden, so I couldn't dig there, and the bigger one is out on the stream bank behind some large Viburnums - I can't even reach it!

10 Jul, 2010

 

There are so many lovely gardens that are less crowded around here that its never bothered me.

10 Jul, 2010

 

Not keen on crowds myself Denise!

10 Jul, 2010

 

No, nor me. But Sissinghurst is very special....not sure if I like that or Hidcote the best...I hope you get there one day, Denise.

10 Jul, 2010

 

Yes, me too....midweek when it's not so busy!

10 Jul, 2010

 

You'll both love it!

10 Jul, 2010

 

I don't care whether this is the one I sent you, or not! Just so great to see that one of my favourite vines is, finally, performing for you!

Getting cliose, again, to seeing these at their best here, too (where did that year go?). :-)))

10 Jul, 2010

 

A favourite of mine too!!!...I take little root pieces every spring for my brother and grow them on for him....He has it growing through a wisteria and its lovely.....:>)

10 Jul, 2010

 

How nice that you can grow it easily, Motinot! David knows how hard it was to get it going. here. Thanks again, David! :-)))

11 Jul, 2010

 

Seeing the photo of your Trapaeolium reminded me that i had planted one in the border. Just went out to check if it was still there and am happy to see it is still growing but no flowers yet. Think i will do as Motinot, and take a root piece to try increase the stock and plant it in differant part of the garden.

22 Aug, 2010

 

I'm leaving well alone until mine is v.v.v.established, Rohima - it took so long to get it to flower, I'm not tempting providence! lol.

22 Aug, 2010

 

Oh no, Rohima! I wouldn't do this, just yet! I think that Motinot has had her well-established vine for quite some time, now! I'd consider moving, but not until Spring, if not flowering. Treat like a clematis (here I go, again), by finding a spot where the roots will always be in the shade, but the shoots grow upwards to where the flowers will be in as much light as poss. Stretching up to the light, of course, makes the plants grow better and stronger, to atain flowering.

Good for You, Spritz!!! :-))))

24 Aug, 2010

 

Thanks, David! I really hope it does get stronger each year...I'm so pleased it's still with me and flowered this year! :-)

25 Aug, 2010



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