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Eccremocarpus scaber

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By Meanie


Eccremocarpus scaber (Eccremocarpus scaber (Chilean glory flower))

Still flowering strongly after seven months - probably the best blooming plant that I have.



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wow! thats a blooming good plant! lovely and bright too.

4 Nov, 2011

 

Did you grow this from seed Meanie ? Amy's very kindly sent me some seed of it, can't wait till spring :-))

4 Nov, 2011

 

Another amazing picture and fantastic flower.

4 Nov, 2011

 

Love the colour Meanie.......

4 Nov, 2011

 

Thanks guys!
It was grown from seed a couple of years ago and is fully hardy.
If anyone wants any seeds I have thousands - pm me.

4 Nov, 2011

 

Meanie i always thought it was a bit on the tender side that's why i never tried it, very nice though..

4 Nov, 2011

 

Thats a brilliant recommendation Meanie. I dont grow half as many unusual plants as you, but I do get inspired by other people on Goy that have had success with things that I otherwise would not bother trying. I would be interested to know what your top ten plants would be and why.

4 Nov, 2011

 

nice question PL ~ i would be interested in the answer. bit like desert island discs ~ ie ~ if you had to be cast away which ten plants would you have to take with you?

4 Nov, 2011

 

It's as tough as SL!
I'll do a blog Poppylover.....
Seeds anyone?

4 Nov, 2011

 

Spuds and Runner Beans Sticki

4 Nov, 2011

 

So you can survive pimpernel?

4 Nov, 2011

 

ha..It is a great Q from Poppy though...Wonder what plant started Meanie off.

4 Nov, 2011

amy
Amy
 

Mine are still flowering as well Meanie , I've had several different colour which was nice yellow, pink, orange I think I liked the pink best , I,ve collected loads of seed from them ,I like popping open the pods , I'm sure they will be growing everywhere next year !
Ditto if anybody wants some .......

4 Nov, 2011

 

It's a much underrated vine I think Amy.

4 Nov, 2011

 

Sorry to hijack your comments Meanie. I just want to say thank you to Amy as she has already sent me some seed for this little beauty and I will definately give it a go next year.

5 Nov, 2011

 

Does it grow indoors or outdoors?

5 Nov, 2011

 

Outdoors Sticki - it's hardy.

5 Nov, 2011

 

I didn't think it was hardy either so thats good to know:-)

5 Nov, 2011

 

What does it like? ie sun, shade, shelter, acid soil etc??

5 Nov, 2011

 

Open your ground up and put some gravel/grit in before planting out Sticki (you have heavy clay don't you?). Mine grows up a fence facing west, but don't worry about sun - it's a prolific climber so it'll find it!

5 Nov, 2011

 

No I don't have clay, it's very free draining, almost sandy and slightly acidic, would that be ok?

5 Nov, 2011

 

Don't see why not..........

5 Nov, 2011

 

I don't mind having a try then, please?

5 Nov, 2011

amy
Amy
 

Your welcome Poppy ! I don't think they are at all fussy about the ground they grow in , I had so many plants I put them up anything anywhere they could grow .. we had taken out a huge fir tree we covered the space with old carpet squares and wood chippings to prevent the weeds coming up then I put some plants along the fence and hoped for the best , they've grown very well and are still in flower ..the ground couldn't have been any rougher and neglected ..

Are you going to send some to Sticki Meanie or shall I ??? we don't want both of us doing it .. I believe I did send some to Kathy ...

5 Nov, 2011

 

It depends if she would like the orange or the mixed colours Amy...............

5 Nov, 2011

 

The comment above was posted by me!!

5 Nov, 2011

 

I really dont mind! thank you meanie, iciar and amy!!!

5 Nov, 2011

 

Sticki - Iciar appears to be the other half of me! Several times I have posted a comment and they have been credited to Iciar.
I'll pop the seeds in the post on Monday if you remind me of your address.

5 Nov, 2011

 

thank you meanie! ~ i did notice thats twice that has happened to you in 2 days!! its very odd.
will send you a PM.

5 Nov, 2011

 

TWICE!!! About six or seven times now!

5 Nov, 2011

 

Got your pm.

Check this out................

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/7654267.stm

5 Nov, 2011

 

oh amazing!!!
do you reckon they give better service??

5 Nov, 2011

 

Certainly seems more friendly!!!

5 Nov, 2011

 

would there be any monkeying around?

6 Nov, 2011

 

Lots I think!
I must have watched it twenty times now, but it still cracks me up!

6 Nov, 2011

 

Those are some beautiful orange flower! I'm guessing it was in bloom for Halloween?

6 Nov, 2011

 

Cheap labour!

6 Nov, 2011

 

It has been in bloom ever since the sixth of April Delonix!

So cynical Sticki!

6 Nov, 2011

 

shows my age meanie ~ and life experience!!! and would you be free from such cynicism yourself??

6 Nov, 2011

 

Me! Cynical! No way!!!

6 Nov, 2011

 

mmmm?? i wonder if i can believe that???

6 Nov, 2011

 

How cynical of you!!!!

7 Nov, 2011

 

oh, me? cynical??? surely not!

7 Nov, 2011



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