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A few gardeen surprises.

hywel

By hywel

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I have recently had a few nice surprises in my garden, in that I have seen some plants I thought were dead and gone, reappear after a long absence …

First of all I found this little creeping plant in among some London pride :-

I bought it several years ago and it grew in a tub, but I thought it had died and emptied the soil from the tub on to the garden.
It must have been still alive when I tipped the soil out of the tub and now all of a sudden, after several years, here it is again !
It’s name is Umbilicus oppositifolius.

Another flower that disappeared a few years ago is this Clematis, which I think is called ‘Sieboldii’

I haven’t seen it for a very long time, not even the leaves, but this year it has grown to about 3 feet high and has several flowers on it !

Yet another plant I haven’t seen for several years is a little Erigeron karvinskianus, which grew on my wall down by the back road. I haven’t seen it for quite a number of years, but there it is flowering again this year.
(no photo sorry, the battery went flat in my camera)

These three plants must have been there all the time even though I could not see them. I don’t know why they have suddenly started growing and flowering again, but I am very pleased about it :)

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Isn't it great to suddenly come upon previously planted plants ,Hywel....I've done that this year with Prince Charles Clematis.

30 Jun, 2019

 

I like anything that suddenly reappears, it's amazing how resilient things are. The first one is Chiastophyllum oppositifolium, which of course also has another name (why can't they leave things alone) also known as Umbilicus oppositifolius. I found mine eaten by vine weevil grubs and planted the remains in the garden, where they recovered and now are a nice patch. Mine are in the semi shade, but I have seen these growing in a gravel garden! The Clematis is lovely and the little fleabane is a wonderful flower for all sorts of places.

30 Jun, 2019

 

I love it when a thought lost plant re-appears and flowers. a lovely blog Hywel.

30 Jun, 2019

 

Love the clematis, I think I have lost mine so I am keeping my fingers crossed that it is hiding just like yours

30 Jun, 2019

 

Agree,the clematis is a beauty and what a great surprise to see it flowering again!

30 Jun, 2019

 

These are lovely surprise returners Hywel. All three are plants to make you feel we are so lucky to have gardens.

30 Jun, 2019

 

Lovely - and I’m particularly glad to see your Clematis Sieboldii because mine will be flowering now while I’m on Vancouver Island . . . so thank you!

1 Jul, 2019

 

The Clematis is outstanding. Hold onto that one! My Coral honeysuckle reappeared this year too after my gardener hacked it down. No trumpets or hummingbirds yet, but I'm hopeful. lol

1 Jul, 2019

 

What a lovely surprise Hywel love the Clem!

1 Jul, 2019

 

I love the clematis also Hywel

1 Jul, 2019

 

Well how good is that, I love it when that sort of thing happens here Hywel..

1 Jul, 2019

 

What a lovely surprise for you Hywel the Clematis is gorgeous one of my clematis appeared this year which I have nt seen for a few years too I thought it must be all the rain we have had.

1 Jul, 2019

 

Funny how plants do this sort of thing, disappearing & then turning up again. Nice surprises when they do. I also love the Clem.

1 Jul, 2019

 

How lovely - such a treat! Since I have had the cotoneaster tree and the dead plum tree removed, several roses have reappeared (or rather, have started flowering again). It’s quite exciting!

1 Jul, 2019

 

Bathgate, we have seen two hummingbirds in the garden of our villa on Vancouver Island . . . and a swallowtail butterfly 🙂

1 Jul, 2019

 

Thanks for all your replies, and I am also glad to know of all the plants that have reappeared in your gardens :)

2 Jul, 2019

 

Amazing Hywel! I lost my Clematis florida sieboldii but I don't think it's going to rise again now. It's nice when you think you lost something and it reappears.

2 Jul, 2019

 

Lovely blog Hywel ... :o)

2 Jul, 2019

 

Thank you all :)

2 Jul, 2019

 

Hywel it's great to see your clem. My late wife and I loved them and had as many as our garden could carry, now I have left them back in England and sitting here in France, windows open for the heat, lights off for the flies it's really nice to see your pics, thanks for the post.

2 Jul, 2019

 

Thanks ...

5 Jul, 2019

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