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Blue is the colour


Blue is the colour

I saw this Gentiana sino-ornata and couldn't resist it; even the buds are really interesting.



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Can't blame you. It's gorgeous! The buds are incredible.

18 Aug, 2011

 

thanks lil! just my favourite colour ~ sky, waves, gentians! [pity they dont make blue chocolate!!]

18 Aug, 2011

 

Gorgeous colour!

18 Aug, 2011

 

Yes - I love all blues too - but this really is a beauty. Where did you see it?

18 Aug, 2011

 

the very big garden centre near here sheila, but i imagine they will all get them in soon.

18 Aug, 2011

 

Thats gorgeous Sticki......I love this blue...........

18 Aug, 2011

 

May have been the same as the one I saw in well known DiY place for nearly a tenner!

18 Aug, 2011

 

Yes it looks the same as mine! Or were you in my garden earlier? lol Nice :)

18 Aug, 2011

 

the DIY is charging 2 or 3 times what i paid then meanie!!
no pixi i havent been nicking your plants!!! i expect yours will outdo mine anyway!! i havent been entirely successful with them!!
thank you milky!

18 Aug, 2011

 

we shall see! ::)

18 Aug, 2011

 

They are in the GCs here too. Didn't notice the price though

19 Aug, 2011

 

What price to pay for beauty.

19 Aug, 2011

 

This is gorgeous Stickie, I haven't got one of these.

20 Aug, 2011

 

I can't grow these at all, which is a pity because they are so beautiful aren't they...what a stunning picture..and yes, the buds are also beautiful!

22 Aug, 2011

 

Oh,that is a fantastic colour,Sticki..I'm with you on this one..Do they need ericaceous soil,or am I on the wrong plant ?.Have added it to my Faves,so I can remember..I could do with another visit there....:o)

22 Aug, 2011

 

thank you rose and karen and bloomer

my soil is slightly acidic but i have planted these before and they dont always do so well ~ i love them tho so i just bought another!!!

22 Aug, 2011

 

Fabulous bloom and buds too . . . . .

22 Aug, 2011

 

pretty thing isnt it ~ thanks shirley ~ i like to think of it in the mountains with the snow??? so i have put a little rock next to it now ~ to keep it happy!!!!

22 Aug, 2011

 

You big softie ... :o)))

22 Aug, 2011

 

not normally!!

22 Aug, 2011

 

Aw shucks, of course you are Sticki! This is a fantastic coloured flower. I love gentians but havent the soil..my neighbour keeps buying them without looking at the label..and they always die poor things!

24 Aug, 2011

 

what does the label say tet ~ i dont remember what it says ~ i just saw blue!!

24 Aug, 2011

 

Mmmmm....there you go!
Probly that it needs ericaceous..but like you she falls for the colour...every time lol!
Im a fine one to talk..look who just bought a non hardy Pennisetum Rubrum..guess why? I loved the colour!!

24 Aug, 2011

 

i have that type of soil so i probably did read the label but although they dont die they dont do that well ~ not sure why.

25 Aug, 2011

 

they do like acid soil, my oh bought 3 in early summer,she too fell in love with the colour.needless to say i had to form an ericacious bed for them,they only came as small plants so no flowers this year? [she was a bit miffed] but they're growing ok, perhaps next year we can appreciate their beauty would like to see a fuscia that colour of blue?

25 Aug, 2011

 

So would I kev!

25 Aug, 2011

 

Fantastic colour, don't know why I've never tried them:-)

26 Aug, 2011

 

these are only little.

26 Aug, 2011

 

Its not such a vivid blue Kev, but have you seen Delta's Sarah?

26 Aug, 2011

 

oh i like that one but although the nursery was growing a large one they had run out of the little ones for people to buy.

26 Aug, 2011

 

Oh I wish you had said! I bought a doz plugs, sold all but one and stuck it in the garden cos Im finished with driveway plant sales for this year.

26 Aug, 2011

 

can you take a cutting for me please?? if not dont worry its just one i shall get from the same nursery next year ~ they are not far away and anyway ~if i dont get it till next year i wont be able to kill it over the winter!!

26 Aug, 2011

 

I have one in the back garden Sticki..its been there for 3 years!

26 Aug, 2011

 

so its hardy as well ~ in bristol anyway!!??

26 Aug, 2011

 

Yes, its generally treated as hardy. It survived the last two severe winters without protection.

26 Aug, 2011

 

Excellent! No wonder it had sold out!

27 Aug, 2011

 

no i haven't, but will be keeping an eye out for it for next year. also like the sound of it being somewhat hardy, as i do tend to get vine weevil in my overwintering fuscias

27 Aug, 2011

 

There is some good info on vine weevil on this site. If you type it in the search box, you will no doubt find it.

28 Aug, 2011

 

thanks tetarch will do, like iv,e just said to louise1, never encountered so many beasties as i have this year, amusing tho at times, even got caterpillars easting my tommies before they're ready?thats a first too?

28 Aug, 2011



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