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Nice surprise


Nice surprise

I had forgotten I had these, I think I planted 2 but now I have found another which must have self-seeded! They have a lovely scent.

I think it might be Primula Florindae?



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What is it Sticki ?

8 Jul, 2012

 

I like that some are upright and others hang

8 Jul, 2012

 

Lovely little flowers, not seen a plant like this before.

8 Jul, 2012

 

It's a primula but I can't remember which one, sorry, I will have a look to see if I still have the label. It's about 15" tall.

8 Jul, 2012

 

Primula florindae, Candelabra Primula ?

8 Jul, 2012

 

Nice one Sticki..agree with Pimms..

8 Jul, 2012

 

I had a quick Google .. No pictures as nice as this one though.

8 Jul, 2012

 

yes you are right pimms, i found the label! it was hard to photo, been trying for days but its never quite right!

8 Jul, 2012

 

Lovely :)

8 Jul, 2012

 

you would like the scent too pixi!

8 Jul, 2012

 

I found out today its also called Giant Himalayan Cowslip

8 Jul, 2012

 

It's gorgeous...got to get one.

8 Jul, 2012

 

i got another one today!!! £3 for a large clump!!! definitely worth while! they like damp apparently.

8 Jul, 2012

 

It's lovely........

8 Jul, 2012

 

thanks HB,

wish i could remember where i found it last year, i really like it!!

8 Jul, 2012

 

That's very unusual :o)

8 Jul, 2012

 

Have never see this before, wonderful

9 Jul, 2012

 

Thanks hywel and gunnel, if you can get one it's well worth it.

9 Jul, 2012

 

Very nice indeed and have an ideal spot for it...dare I ask how slug repellant it is??!

9 Jul, 2012

 

so far so good julie [dare i even say it] nearly everything else has been shredded!!!

9 Jul, 2012

 

It's def on the wishlist now!

9 Jul, 2012

 

nice to find something they dont like isnt it!!! also it has a lovely scent which i think is a great bonus!!

9 Jul, 2012

 

This is pretty!

9 Jul, 2012

 

thanks michaella, they are about 15" tall i think?

9 Jul, 2012

 

Hi. Yes Primula florindae, I have them, grew from seed. Nice as they flower at this time of year following the Candleabras. You can collect the seed and grew easily. Nice big leaves that slugs dont devour, big strong plants that I wouldn't be without. Like damp, ideal or pond edge but I also have in the border. Love them.

11 Jul, 2012

 

oh thats all good news, thank you dawnsaunt! they said they liked damp and my soil is quite free draining but of course no problem this summer!! im going to dig a pond in the autumn so i will put them near that!

11 Jul, 2012

 

A Primula that I do like - very nice Sticki!

12 Jul, 2012

 

and slugs dont like it meanie ~ its a great one!!!

12 Jul, 2012

 

Sticki, dont know if you have them but Primula Candelabra are good too. Like shade and damp but mine do good in the border too. So colourful for weeks, just going over now, easy to grow from seed. Would give colour to your pond edge in May/June.

12 Jul, 2012

 

i love the candelabra, dawnsaunt, thanks, i might treat myself once i have the pond, at the moment i have very free draining soil which might normally be too dry for them, this year these have done well because of all the rain but in a drier year they may need the pond area???

12 Jul, 2012

 

This continuous rain has some advantages. I can save you some seed :).

12 Jul, 2012

 

oh yes please dawn's aunt, that would be lovely, thank you.

12 Jul, 2012

 

I'll make a note Sticki. You can see a pic of them under my photos .. Page 2, 2nd line down.

12 Jul, 2012

 

ok thank you ~ i will go and look. i havent got my photos organised at all!!!

12 Jul, 2012

 

:)

12 Jul, 2012

 

lovely pic sticki ,is your avatar pic somewhere up scotland it seems familiar mull/skye ?

14 Jul, 2012

 

Thank you Pete its from Harris, have you been there? I did a blog about it a couple of weeks ago, this is one of the photos. I'm impressed you recognised it from a tiny avatar. It's a place I love very.much.

14 Jul, 2012



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