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Friday 13th & I was Feeling Lucky


It was Friday the 13th & I was feeling lucky.
Although it had been pouring all morning the weather forecast a 3 hr window of sunshine for the afternoon.
I had arranged to meet Jane of Norfolk Cottage Garden Seeds & Plants so off I set relying on the sat nav to guide me.
I had a lovely afternoon, it was so nice to meet the person I had placed orders with in the past & talked to on FaceBook.
The weathermen had been quite right & we enjoyed sunshine as we walked around her cottage garden, chatting whilst I chose the plants I liked, plus a few she drew my attention to.
For anyone that wants Helianthus Lemon Queen, she said she still has plenty & sends mail order.
Jane also sells an amazing selection of jams, cordial & syrup she makes to unusual recipes.

Anyway, here’s a pic of the plants I brought home with me.

Rudbeckia Herbstonne
Phygelius Candy Drops
Helianthus Lemon Queen
Sedum Hab Grey
Pulmonaria Sissinghurst White
Ligularia The Rocket
Crocosmia George Davison
Arum Italicum Marmoratum
Digitalis Obscura?
Acorus gramineus ‘Ogon’
Athyrium filix-femina ‘Victoriae’last pic ….?

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Gorgeous selection!
When I saw Lemon Queen I got all excited before I realised it is a sunflower. There's another Lemon Queen about the height of a calendula that I've wanted for ages but can never remember it name. Any idea?

15 Nov, 2015


Lovely blog. Enjoyed . Thank you.

15 Nov, 2015


Golly gosh, surely these were not still in flower. Lucky you.

15 Nov, 2015


No Sirus, they are mostly all died back now, except the arum, sedum, grass & fern, & are ready for autumn planting, but brown twigs & bare patches don't make good pics, lol.

15 Nov, 2015


Aw, sorry bout that Stera, I wonder if you could be thinking of Calendula Lemon Daisy, that has masses of bright lemon-yellow flowers.

15 Nov, 2015


Thanks, Diane, glad you enjoyed my autumn planting plans.

15 Nov, 2015


Some beautiful blooms to come next year.

15 Nov, 2015


Indeed, Siris, all part of my border makeover.

15 Nov, 2015


Number 11seems to have the shape of an Acorus but, I can't really well in this photo.

15 Nov, 2015


You may well be right, Paul, I'll take a better pic tomorrow & post on the Q's page.
I was told in spring it sends up a bamboo like shoot, does that help?
I know nothing about grasses, what's the difference between acorus & carex for example?

16 Nov, 2015


This is a good inspiration for people planning their herbaceous borders for next year. Draw the shape of the border on an A3 Sketch Pad, or join 2 pieces together,
then stick these little photographs on where you will be planting the flowers !

16 Nov, 2015


Paul, thanks for pointing me in the right direction. I've had a chance to do a bit of research & you were quite right. It's Acorus gramineus 'Ogon' so mystery solved.
Now any thoughts on the fern?

16 Nov, 2015


That's a lovely selection. They'll look pretty next year when they flower :)

16 Nov, 2015


Thank you, Hywel, I've got high hopes for the new plantings in this border.

16 Nov, 2015


GF thank you for the suggestion but it definitely isn't a calendula. I'll just have to wait until I see one. Oh, wait - just remembered - its Leucanthemum!

16 Nov, 2015


There you go, Stera, the little grey cells came thru, lol.
I have bought L. Broadway Lights & Banana Cream this autumn.

16 Nov, 2015


Lots to look forward to next year, I hope they all do well for you, we will expect an update next year just to see how they are coming along.
Stera doesn't it drive you mad when you have the name tucked away and just cannot think, then either it just comes to mind or someone else reminds you and you think, of course it is, lol....

17 Nov, 2015


I hope they do all reappear next year! That's the thing with perennials - sometimes they vanish!

So true, Lincs, the more you try to remember the more elusive it becomes. I find if you stop trying it suddenly hits you - happens to me all the time. Infuriating at times.

17 Nov, 2015


Yes GF, I've been hankering after Banana Cream too - on the list for Spring...

17 Nov, 2015


A charming selection, love them all...

18 Nov, 2015


Lovely selection I love them all too especially the foxglove! never heard of that one I had to google it, the ferns a bit special too was just admiring someone else's picture of that one the other day :-)

26 Nov, 2015


My fern is only small, just got it this year, so I don't know how long it takes to become really attractive, it does look a bit odd in it's early stages.

26 Nov, 2015

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