The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

I dont remember planting this.


I had a quick walk around the garden this morning before the rain. My eye was caught by a reddish colour under the hebe and between the dieing stems of the Physostegia.

On closer inspection it turns out to be an Iris foetidissima. Now when did I plant that? I have always admired a big clump in a neighbours garden and I remember trying to grow some of the berries. Non germinated. So as my neighbour came out to pass the time of day I pointed it out. He smiled and said he had thrown a handful of berries over my wall about 4 yrs ago.

I had seen the leaves and just assumed it was my Kaffir lily doing well. My newest one isnt planted in the ground yet but it is just starting to flower. It is Pink Princess and I love its delicate colour.

The new foliage for next year’s budleia is also looking good with a misty layer to it.

The front borders are in desperate need of tidying now but with motherly duties to perform this weekend I doubt they will be ‘attacked’ for awhile.
And some plants cant just let go. This is a pacific giant delphinium trying so hard. Bless it!

More blog posts by seaburngirl

Previous post: quite a nice weekend for some

Next post: On closer inspection.........



That was a supprise finding that, and finding your neighbour had just thrown some and they took.

21 Nov, 2009


i know! why do we bother with pots and compost and lots of love and care when they can grow so well like this.

21 Nov, 2009


And what a lovely neighbour, knowing you wanted some and doing that without your knowledge.

21 Nov, 2009


well he and i do tend to swap plants regularly over the seasons.
the surprise was not knowing it was there. so i also missed the flowers. i will have to keep an eye on it next year.

21 Nov, 2009


great find sea,, and good on your neighbour for sending them your way

21 Nov, 2009


Great Surprise

21 Nov, 2009


yes it was wasnt it? and yes it was a nice surprise.

21 Nov, 2009


Its amazing how much pleasure a surprise like that gives you isn't it? More than if you just plant it and wait for it to grow.
Nice splash of colour too.

21 Nov, 2009


Perhaps you should call him 'Miss Wilmott' next time you see him. :-)

21 Nov, 2009


somehow i think he might be offended even if i was to explain the story.

22 Nov, 2009



22 Nov, 2009


Nice surprise SBG!!
Miss Wilmott??????????

28 Nov, 2009


A wealthy Edwardian gardener who used to surreptitiously scatter seeds of Eryngium 'Miss Wilmott's Ghost' in other people's gardens.

29 Nov, 2009


the lady was miss wilmot and she loved eryngium. she'd scatter the seeds and they would appear in flower 2 yrs later. 'her ghost'.

She was a superb plantswoman.

29 Nov, 2009


Lol! I love it!! Brilliant! Thanks for the explanation!

29 Nov, 2009

Add a comment

Recent posts by seaburngirl

Members who like this blog

  • Gardening with friends since
    29 Mar, 2008

  • uma

    Gardening with friends since
    28 Oct, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    20 May, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    1 Apr, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    10 Nov, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    16 Feb, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    18 Jul, 2009