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Cleome flowering on terrace.


Cleome flowering on terrace. (Cleome hassleriana (Spider flower))

Grown from seed collected last year.



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Stunning plant - compliments the backdrop nicely , is it tender?

29 Jun, 2008

 

Beautiful Chris I am waiting for mine to flower Cant wait now I.ve seen yours

29 Jun, 2008

Ams
Ams
 

Is that real? Looks like a posh flower arrangement - mmmm

29 Jun, 2008

 

I grow it as a hardy annual Bonkers. This is the biggest and is in a pot. I started some off indoors and some outdoors. Some of the seedlings I planted out got eaten straight away by snails.

29 Jun, 2008

 

Isn't it an amazingly plant? It is able to self seed...I don't have to collect seed...they come up all over my garden...I bought my first plants five or six years ago and haven't had to buy seed since... the purple ones are very sturdy and resilient...they have thorns on the underside of the leaf stems so be careful when cutting them...they are excellent cut flowers but will drop all their petals on your table tops after a day or so. A massed planting of them is a show stopper!

2 Jul, 2008

 

I didn't get any self seeded ones. I raised a second generation from the seeds I collected. Mind you the bed where I grew them last year has lost nearly every young plant thet I have put out this year (to snails I think), so that could be the reason why I didn't get any self seeded ones.

2 Jul, 2008

 

I love these plants too, they look so different from anything else I've seen .! Great close-up shot !

2 Jul, 2008

 

very nice picture, Chris. I hope to see it "live"

3 Jul, 2008

 

Yes Angie it should still be flowering in August.

3 Jul, 2008

 


Ooh, I really like this, it looks quite exotic and lovely
colours.

4 Jul, 2008

 

wow this is beautiful

11 Jul, 2008

 

That is such a delicate beauty.

30 Jul, 2008

 

The hummingbirds love this :)

28 Aug, 2008

 

Hi Chris.
Jacqe has very kindly posted me some of her cleome seeds ready for next year so was just lokking up on them on GOY and saw this lovely photo of yours! Will remember what you said about slugs though as I really suffer from them in my garden!

1 Oct, 2008

 

Chrispook- Is this white and lavender? Mine is white and I like it,but this is even nicer :)

20 May, 2009

 

I think I would describe it as a deep pink or pinky/purple. It looks lighter in this shot than in reality.

20 May, 2009



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