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Can't remember the name

01 October 2017 11:31:47

Bought in Lidl a few weeks ago.

Jacinta D Jacinta D 01 October 2017 11:40:33

Ooh,that's so pretty.

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 02 October 2017 09:04:32

Can't help with name.

LindaB LindaB 02 October 2017 09:37:11

Lovely even with no name.

Jackie Jackie 03 October 2017 08:07:05

Oooh very nice 

DecfromTipp DecfromTipp 03 October 2017 17:32:11

Flower stems resemble a Canna of sorts ? 

daisydaisy daisydaisy 05 November 2017 22:54:43

Is it a Calathea, or a relative?


01 October 2017 11:29:45

Grown from seed saved from mother olant last year.

Jacinta D Jacinta D 01 October 2017 11:41:12

Lovely Abutilon, Eilish. Do you keep indoors all year round?

Eilish Eilish 01 October 2017 19:11:31

Yes Jacinta, either in glasshouse or tunnel. In the house now while flowering.

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 02 October 2017 09:05:44

That was very quick from seed, beautiful.

LindaB LindaB 02 October 2017 09:37:39


TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 03 October 2017 00:47:14


Jackie Jackie 03 October 2017 08:07:33


Polianthes Tuberosa

01 October 2017 11:27:08

It took so so long for the buds to open. Smells divine. 

Jacinta D Jacinta D 01 October 2017 11:42:15

Lovely rich looking blooms. I grew it a few years ago. The scent is gorgeous alright.

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 02 October 2017 09:06:44

Never grew them, but have seen them and the scent is gorgeous.

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 03 October 2017 00:46:34


Jackie Jackie 03 October 2017 08:08:17

Never heard of this. Beautiful 


14 April 2017 16:09:41

This vine is in its 2nd here, growing in a polytunnel. I took this pic today. Are these grapes forming?  I know nothing about growing a vine so any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Scrubber Scrubber 14 April 2017 16:30:18

Sorry Eilish. Apart from'sour grapes' my knowledge as in many other matters begins at nil!

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 14 April 2017 18:23:05

Dick is your man for growing grapes, Eilish. His vine produces beautiful fruit every year. Have a good Easter.

Jacinta D Jacinta D 14 April 2017 18:38:55

Yes, they sure are grapes forming now. Lots of growth to go with them yet, but I hope you enjoy a good crop. Most vines like to have their roots planted OUTSIDE, and trained under the frame into the polytunnel or greenhouse. 

Jackie Jackie 14 April 2017 19:55:08

Happy days Eilish....good luck with the vine and remember to post up lots of photos when those grapes grow bigger!!

Eilish Eilish 14 April 2017 20:05:53

Thanks everyone. Can hardly believe they are grapes. Hopefully they will continue to grow.

Dick Dick 14 April 2017 20:40:53

Hello Eilish. I have had fair success with the grapes. Now contrary to what Mary (Gracedieu Lass) said I am still trying to get information about a vine.  it has been a case of getting a present of a vine from my sister. I think that the first year I simply had the vine in its pot in the greenhouse. I was told that it is best to have the root outside and Jacinta mentioned that. I would say just leave it alone this year and later dig a hole under the side of the tunnel. That will mean that it will be able to develope the root system better You can then feed it from outside with a high potassium type of fertilizer. I use potato manure (7:6:17). As time passes, the branches will tend to grow a lot. Get the vine to grow horizontally about a metre high. You can come back to me later.  A Happy Easter to you.

PCON PCON 15 April 2017 21:45:45

Hello Eilish. 2nd year is a bit early to expect any grapes, unless it was a few years old when you got it. I would not let it produce more than 2 or 3 bunches at most, until next year. Do you know what variety it is? Like potatoes, there are early, mid season and late varieties. You really need an early variety in Ireland, even in a tunnel.

   I seem to remember you had a vine in 2019, Eilish, so this must be another one, but you must have previous experience .


11 April 2017 19:44:01

These are coming to an end!

Jacinta D Jacinta D 12 April 2017 00:11:19

That's it. I have to try Erythroniums one more time. They're beautiful, Eilish.

Jackie Jackie 12 April 2017 07:39:53

Definitely on my list for next year!! Really lovely Eilish. 

fran m fran m 12 April 2017 08:18:33

Super plants and as hardy as old boots, I'm discovering the seem to trive on division now and again.

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 12 April 2017 08:29:27

So beautiful and so fleeting, but so worth it. Love them. Will be searching the bulb catologues for them next autumn.

sallysarah sallysarah 12 April 2017 09:58:22

I'm after pink for next year.  I love the yellow pagoda which has really spread in my gdn.   I bought a white Trillium last Spring and it has quite a few buds on it (took me years to buy it..................).

Jacky Quirke Jacky Quirke 12 April 2017 15:06:28

They all look fab


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