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Very pretty . . . . .

29 Jul, 2011

 

Thanks Shirley, they are so elegant these flowers aren't they

29 Jul, 2011

 

Agree with Shirley

29 Jul, 2011

 

Thank you

29 Jul, 2011

 

great photo:)))))

29 Jul, 2011

 

absolutely beautiful

29 Jul, 2011

 

Stunning :o)

29 Jul, 2011

 

Thankyou very much Paul, Yorks and TT.

29 Jul, 2011

 

:)))))))))

29 Jul, 2011

 

you got a good deal with these ,they are all lovely..

29 Jul, 2011

 

Yes there are quite a few more to come out yet, so may get some more lovely colours.

29 Jul, 2011

 

Gorgeous colour

1 Aug, 2011

 

Thanks lol :o))

1 Aug, 2011

 

Fantastic flowers arent they. Love 'em!

2 Aug, 2011

 

Certainly are. Just wish they lasted longer.

2 Aug, 2011

 

I say that about ALL my flowers Cinders.. I want them 365 days of the year lol!

2 Aug, 2011

 

But with these the bottom flowers are dying and theres still lots of buds at the top !

2 Aug, 2011

 

This looks very familiar... I love the colour and the ruffled petals! Do you have acidanthera too?...they have a lovely scent.

2 Aug, 2011

 

No Lori I don't have Acidanthera, they are quite large arent they ?

2 Aug, 2011

 

actually no...they aren't as large as the regular glads.. the flowers are star shaped with a burgundy red throat and they smell delicious. Acidanthera murielae...and now that they are tinkering with names again, it's also known as: G. callianthus.

4 Aug, 2011

 

Oh sounds nice, I'll have to look out for it.

4 Aug, 2011

 

They often call them sword lilies here in UK Cinders, altho some call all gladioli that name..but Ive seen packets of bulbs at garden centre of acidanthera with "Sword Lilies" on the packet.

4 Aug, 2011

 

Thanks for that Tet, so they are a type of gladioli are they.

4 Aug, 2011

 

Yes Cinders, as Lori says, they are Gladiolus Callianthus and they do have an amazing perfume..not hardy tho unless very, very sheltered. They dont fully conform to the glad. shape tho, tends to be more like the byzantine or what we call the cornish gladiolus.

4 Aug, 2011

 

Lovely. I planted some earlier in the year and ......... nothing. My wife likes them so we bought some cut ones from the supermarket.

5 Aug, 2011

 

Sorry to hear that Whitelillies, perhaps they got too wet and rotted.

5 Aug, 2011

 

Think you could be right Cinders. I'll try again next year, maybe start them off in the greenhouse.

5 Aug, 2011

 

Or don't plant them so early, I dont think I planted mine till end of April/May.

5 Aug, 2011

 

They are also called Abyssinian Glads... flower of many names still would smell as sweet. Will have to post a pic of the bed when mine start to flower...

5 Aug, 2011

 

Look forward to that Lori

5 Aug, 2011

 

Shove handfuls of grit in the hole before planting Whitelilies, and some sharp sand for drainage.

5 Aug, 2011

 

Thanks tetrarch, I'll try that.

6 Aug, 2011

 

My Acidantheras have the name 'Peacock Lilies' on the packet..they were planted at the end of April,and have made good growth wth sturdy strappy leaves..but I was informed they don't usually flower till late summer,which I assume means around end of August..wish they would get a move on,as fed up of waiting..that is,if they flower at all..!

7 Aug, 2011

 

Im sure they will Bloomer and they will be well worth the wait believe me! Try them in pots and you can lift the bulbs and overwinter, or better still bring pot in out of the frost, and they should increase nicely.

8 Aug, 2011

 

Oh heck,got the name wrong.! It says 'Peacock Orchid' not Lilies..I do have them in pots,Tet...I got some good advice from Spritzhenry on 'Questions'..and she suggested the same..I will try and overwinter them,but if they don't survive,I still have quite a few left..:Thanks for the advice..:o)

8 Aug, 2011



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