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Remember my Salvia that went missing? I searched the garden for it – nowhere to be seen. Until this afternoon when I was planting Iris reticulata outside the Garden Room – I pulled out some unwanted Erigeron – and there it was – my Salvia.

It was getting dark by then, so I haven’t planted it yet, but I had been up to the College Plant Sale area and bought another when I just could not find it – so I am the proud owner of no less than three of them now! Such a beautiful Salvia, and College prices are less than half what you’d pay at a Garden Centre – so I don’t mind at all. It didn’t break the bank, and I do have room for it.

The only thought that struck me was – had Kev popped in with it? We were wondering if he had taken it with him on his travels…I didn’t see him, though.

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Yay! Welcome back Salvia! Pity you didn't find Kev as well. Maybe he was in camaflage?

18 Oct, 2008

 

It's always a wonderful surprise to find something precious that we thought was lost. Shame Kev hasn't turned up though, he's still a mystery.

18 Oct, 2008

 

So I'm not the only one wondering what happened to Kev?
Seek and ye shall find!
about your salvia... That is terrific! now you have three. I just found an Aconite growing on my compost that I thought was dead and gone!
The Iris reticulata sounds nice too... those variegated leaves are always delightful and make a statement even when not in bloom! I divided mine and made an iris bed...with yellow iris, the reticulata and the sibirica...

18 Oct, 2008

 

Great to find back your plant. I am a bit disappointed in this story as I thought you had found the mole in the garden......Perhaps tomorrow?

19 Oct, 2008

 

I'm glad you found it Spritzhenry.
It reminds me of the 'hidden treasures' I found when I cleared an overgrown part of my garden.
It doesn't matter if you have more than one of these - they're such a lovely colour.

19 Oct, 2008

 

Great that you found it Spritz---- it was lurking there waiting to comply with the 'rule' that it's best to plant in groups of three!

19 Oct, 2008

 

Glad you found it, Spritz, and gained some companions for it. Grenville, I have been bearing this rule in mind lately, hoping to comply with it in my new garden.

19 Oct, 2008

 

Unfortunately, it can't go in a group of three - one has already gone into the back garden border where it's a bit narrow for more than one, and the 'extra' one went in with the new Echinaceas! That's where this one will go, too. Maybe I should return to the College for a fourth one???

19 Oct, 2008

 

Spritz, great idea! Haha!

19 Oct, 2008

 

Not sure you need to buy any more spritz. I find that if they aren't deadheaded pretty promptly, they self sow

19 Oct, 2008

 

Allow them to self sow Spritz as Andrew suggests, or pop out to get another one (or two) so that its not too lonely!.(Any excuse to go out plant hunting!) We have seen them in a huge 'drift' in a friends garden, and they look fabulous.

P.S
The 'smell' that you came into contact with in our garden, and you mentioned in Andrews latest Blog was my very expensive 'designer' after - shave.'Au de garlic'
I'm very offended!

19 Oct, 2008

 

Well - I did warn you that I didn't like garlic, Grenville, or should I say that garlic doesn't like me! That's why I spent so much time in your garden behind the urn - lucky it rained later, wasn't it....

19 Oct, 2008

 

Andrew, I shall be delighted if they self-sow themselves. Then I can pot a few up for the plant stall in June as well as spread them around the top border.

19 Oct, 2008

 

Oh so you allergic to garlic Spritz ? Something you not telling us ? You find yourself avoiding day light - reluctant to stake your plants? Itching to re -' vamp ' your garden?

20 Oct, 2008

 

LOL, BB.

Just watch yourself, that's all, especially when the owls are hooting and the moon is full... HOWWWLL!!

20 Oct, 2008

 

Thats a secret weapon I hadnt considered - will have to review my strategy , surprised Grenville exposed you to this risk . Or was he just protecting himself ! Shall have to watch those bats next door more closely.

20 Oct, 2008

 

We do have bats in our roof space, BB. We are officially BATTY!

20 Oct, 2008

 

Bats, rain - how about a Somerset wellie-wearing
under-water cricket team?

20 Oct, 2008

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