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Fota Plant Fair

23 April 2017 22:29:31

My selection of plants I got today at Fota. 

Hedychium Tresco

Aquilegia Chocolate Soldier 

Geum Tequila Sunrise 

Dodechateon Red Wings 

Clematis Princess Kate 

Got there after 12 which is late for the best plants but still thought the general selection was only fair and not as much than two years ago but delighted with my haul all the same. I really like the Aquilegia. 

On another note I'm finding it harder to use the site now from a phone and tablet. It was fine on our old laptop but obviously the site hasn't moved with technology and I so wish it would or none of us will be still on it. I have to try get my old laptop working someday to get up some albums as I can't upload them through the tablet.

Echium Wildpretti

03 April 2017 22:07:30

This echium is really on the move now so cannot wait to see it flower. I have the plant A year and a half now. I think pinky/red flowers rather than blue like pininana

JoanG JoanG 03 April 2017 22:22:23

It's going well all right and should be fabulous in flower. 

accsean accsean 03 April 2017 22:41:48

Evening Peter, I was just looking at your Dicksonia and now your Echium, both looking really great. I don't have either in the garden so I love looking at them in yours.

Deckyoshea Deckyoshea 03 April 2017 22:59:45

Both really healthy looking plants Peter ... TLC is in evidence . 

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 03 April 2017 23:34:55

You will be rewarded with a fantastic flower, looking forward to seeing it.

Jacinta D Jacinta D 04 April 2017 06:58:51

Looking gorgeous already.

fran m fran m 04 April 2017 09:30:35


Jackie Jackie 05 April 2017 07:43:52

Jealous.com........well done 

Dicksonia Antarctica

03 April 2017 22:04:14

Delighted to see the new flush of fronds on my tree fern today. It is dry the most fronds to come with one flush since I have it. It thinks it's like an octopus haha

JoanG JoanG 03 April 2017 22:19:15

Looking great, Peter, and well photographed!  You have great success with your tree ferns. 

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 03 April 2017 23:35:48

New fronds look great.

Jacinta D Jacinta D 04 April 2017 07:03:25

They're such a fabulous plant. Pity they're so expensive, or I'd try again.

fran m fran m 04 April 2017 09:31:27

Looking really healthy Peter.

Jackie Jackie 05 April 2017 07:43:04

Fabulous growth Peter. 

Jacinta I only paid I think €25 for mine in Johnstown last year. So not that expensive. 

Persicarea 'Purple Fantasy'

01 April 2017 20:11:56

This started growing again at the start of March and it has just taken off since with very rapid growth. I really love this plant and the foliage is just fantastic on it. It clumps and spreads quick enough and because of its quick growing it gets the full Chelsea chop every year.

rhody rhody 01 April 2017 20:47:23

Thats a beauty and looks quite compact

Dick Dick 01 April 2017 20:55:17

Looks great, Peter.

Jacinta D Jacinta D 01 April 2017 21:25:55

Gorgeous, Peter. It'll be a while before mine bulks up as well as that.

Scrubber Scrubber 01 April 2017 21:33:48

Many thanks Peter. wasnt at all familiar with it. Might be nice paired with Pieris Katsura (picture in my last Journal) Then again maybe not!

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 01 April 2017 22:47:12

I wonder is that the one that Fran gave me a while back? Does it turn magnificent colours in autumn?

Acer 'Orange Dream'

31 March 2017 19:34:29

Well the pic should say it all really. Looking incredible as it's coming into leaf. One Acer that looks super at the start of the season and the end.

accsean accsean 31 March 2017 19:40:11

That is in leaf fairly early, my Acer palmatum atropurpureum hasn't any leaves yet. Your one is awesome.

Jacinta D Jacinta D 31 March 2017 21:31:29

Snap! Took a photo of mine today.

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 31 March 2017 21:46:05


JoanG JoanG 31 March 2017 22:00:51

You're right Peter, it is a fabulous acer.  Last year mine suffered badly from an attack of blackfly, so I'm watching it like a hawk this year and must say it's looking lovely right now. 

Scrubber Scrubber 31 March 2017 22:55:40

Beeoootiful and thats from a devoted fan of Ozakazuki! What a lovely spring start.

fran m fran m 01 April 2017 02:01:50

Your ahead of mine Peter. A super Acer for sure.

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 01 April 2017 17:32:48

That's a real beauty!


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