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By Janey


Montbretia (Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora (Montbretia))

Here is a patch of Montbretia that has formed from corms left when I dug a large clump out last year....I'm pleased these were left in, they've given the most flowers.....:o)



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They are very loyal

17 Aug, 2010

amy
Amy
 

It probably did them good to thin them out Janey , and a nice surprise for you this year .. :o)

17 Aug, 2010

 

Never fail to please!

18 Aug, 2010

 

Good old favourites aren't they....and behind is a gladiola that I planted 3 years ago, with a strong flower stem...first time its flowered, looking forward to that...:o)

18 Aug, 2010

 

Is it one of the Butterfly Gladiola, they are so pretty, gladiola seem to be making a come back now, not suprised as they make such a lovely display!

18 Aug, 2010

 

I don't know Carole....can't remember what they were, or where they were from....so will be a total surprise....:o)

18 Aug, 2010

 

got tuns of thoses dig em up 4 england lol

18 Aug, 2010

 

Funny plants these! I can't seem to get them to flower on my balcony! I've had them for quite a number of years as well. I pulled out all the ones that were sharing a pot with a standard Fuchsia. They have shared the same pot for at least 3 or 4 years. They come up lovely & green every year then about July they start to go brown & then die back. They look horrible like that. So a couple of weeks ago I pulled up as much as I could & have now planted them down on the allotment! What's the betting that next year they will flower themselves almost to death!

23 Aug, 2010

 

I'm wondering if they were too crammed in with your standard Fuchsia Balcony, and they do need a lot of water to flower. I reckon like you say they'll be happiest on your alloyment...plenty of room and rain....:o) Fuchsias haven't been very good have yours Balc? We're going to out most of them and not bother next year...only one or two for baskets. How did your little pelargoniums come on? Do you remember that variegated Fuchsia I have....well you were right, not a white flower....white and lilac...pretty though...........

23 Aug, 2010

 

my fuchers not even flowed this year and now the wether is rubish,. on g.w they said . the flower best wen not cramed .you have to thin them out regually . i have hundreds lol keep chuking em out lol. but now filling in gaps on the bank .

23 Aug, 2010

 

Yes they soon multiply don't they Cristina. There are some beauties to be had though.....a couple of years ago we visited Mr Crocosmias garden (he hasn't been on here for a while) and there were so many different ones ranging from pale lemon to darkest red, just stunning.........

23 Aug, 2010

 

where is that. knew there were a few diff ones , they are quite dear to buy at g.c but i cud sell them some lol.

23 Aug, 2010

 

Ha...ha if yours are like mine Cristina......I think they would probably say no thanks! Mr Crocs garden is in Caistor Lincs. If you type him in at the top and press the search button his info should come up...then you could see his photos.

23 Aug, 2010

 

oh right will do that .thanks x

23 Aug, 2010

 

My Fuchsias haven't done as well this year as last. I don't know why but perhaps it was the very hot summer we had. They don't like it so hot. I discovered that in Spain many, many years ago! They like our more "traditional" UK weather during a "normal" British summer - perhaps that's why they did so well last year!

Having said that I see in people's gardens here that many are flowering really well - perhaps there is something else I'm missing.

I imagine Hywel's Fuchsias are doing well as the weather in Wales has been cooler than here & they have had enormous amounts of rain.

25 Aug, 2010

 

Hey Janey, watch those crocosmia, they can grow through concrete!! LOL
If you want to see some crocosmia Cristina, visit our website.... www.thecrocosmiagardens.net

All visitors are very welcome...... :)

30 Mar, 2016

 

Hello Mr Croc! They are very strong critters aren't they....

I have a bag of Lucifer corms, the second, as the first planted a few years ago came to nothing?? Just wondering for the best position please I would have thought full sun.....

Hope alls well over at Caistor......

31 Mar, 2016



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