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Thalictrum ID

09 July 2017 23:45:02

I fell in love with Thalictrum a few years ago and bought a few Thalictrum delavayi 'Hewitt's Double' and possbily a Thalictrum 'Black Stockings' but their description doesn't fit this one which has sprung up in the middle of the border.

It is about 8 foot and the flowers are a kind of off white with some purple pink at the base. It has been flowering for weeks.

Anyone got any idea which Thalictrum it is?

Jacinta D Jacinta D 10 July 2017 07:02:43

Which ever one it is, it's certainly a beauty. It looks like a cross  between 'flavum' and 'Hewitt's Double'. I have flavum, like yours but without the purple. It'll be interesting to see if someone can name it. I wouldn't mind having that interspersed with my flavum. It's the same height too.

Hosta Hosta 10 July 2017 21:03:30

Thalictrum 'Elin' perhaps ?

JoanG JoanG 10 July 2017 23:23:59

Wow, it looks fabulous Moya, so tall and standing up without staking by the looks of it. 

Scrubber Scrubber 10 July 2017 23:42:11

Moya I may be quite wrong but I thought there was an article on Thalicthrums in the Gaden mag this month but maybe its an older magazine. I keep them and now have all the july ones on the go so maybe Im mistaken. Its lovely.

Moya Moya 11 July 2017 00:27:56

Thanks all.

It's not T. flavum as that is very yellow but it could be a cross all right Jacinta. It also could be T. elin Margaret as it is so tall.

The colour of the flowers is a bit of a mystery as they appear more creamy than any other colour which is a bit of a disappointment as I was looking for purple of a strong pink.

Thanks Peter I'll have a look at this month's mag in case.

Joan, it is great that it is so tall but it would look much better at the back beside the bronze fennel. It was only half this height last year!

It's an ill Wind!

29 June 2017 23:53:23

What a horrible wind that blew here all day. Northerly I think, cold and dispiriting. It was cold and I could not get enthusiast at all in the garden.

On a positive note, here are a few dahlias flowering in the garden at the moment.

Jackie Jackie 30 June 2017 00:40:31

It was wet here from 2pm Moya but the wind was quiet. But I see it's to fetvwindier tomorrow and more rain in the morning. The garden needed it but enough now!!  Gorgeous Dahlias. I've the second and third Ines. All 3 are really lovely. 

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 30 June 2017 07:32:42

Very, very windy down here on the south coast, but no rain. I love the three of your dahlias, but if pushed to pick my favourite it would have to be Dahlia 'Creme de Cassis'.

Jacinta D Jacinta D 30 June 2017 08:33:41

Miserable weather here. And you can feel the cold creeping in now too.

Love that second Dahlia, Moya.

LindaB LindaB 30 June 2017 09:12:07

Lovely dahlias, especially the middle one!

DeclanfromTipp DeclanfromTipp 30 June 2017 10:53:03

Aren't Dahlias great ? And to think they were out of favour for years. Lovely

colora 

Moya Moya 30 June 2017 23:34:02

Thank you all for your comments. The weather wasn't great here today either until the evening when it calmed down a bit and then it didn't feel so cold.

You're right Decky - how could they have gone out of fashion? - they are wonderful plants. They give me great joy at this time of the year. Dahlia 'Creme de Cassis' is quite small, in terms of height, compared to the others and I should have planted them more towards the front. I have a soft spot for the cactus ones myself.

Wonderful Morning at Margot's

26 June 2017 00:44:52

The Muddy Boots Garden Club's  (set up by .ier Feverfew aka Evelyn Gallagher) Summer outing was to none other than our esteemed Fleurette's garden in Shrove. Margot had a wonderful welcome for us and brought us on a very informative tour of her amazing garden. She had her trusty fork in tow and dispensed many clumps and bits of plants along the way. Her generosity knows no bounds.

We all had a ball.

The garden and all the plants in it looked great. It is a magical garden in a spectacular setting.

There was much evidence of plants given by garden.ie friends especially Jackie and Joan G. and there wasn't a weed or a gap in sight.

How do you do it Margot?

Margot, thanks so much for the opportunity to enjoy your wonderful garden once again. I will never tire of it.

I will put up a photo album so you can all drool.

Jacinta D Jacinta D 26 June 2017 07:57:13

It's an amazing garden alright. :) I'd love to see it some day.

Jackie Jackie 26 June 2017 08:17:25

Lovely album Moya of a fabulous garden. I'm laughing as you say Margot was going around with her trusty fork, she had the same when we visited too and is ever so generous. Such a beautiful place. 

My internet is down all week so have to use my phone which doesn't always pick up Garden.ie and other sites !! Engineer calling today so hoping to be back again tonight!! 

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 26 June 2017 08:34:14

A beautiful garden and Moya your album shows how full all Margot's borders are, packet with plants. It has been two years since I visited, but would agree with you on all you said in your journal about how generous Margot is sharing her plants.

Elizabeth7 Elizabeth7 26 June 2017 16:55:37

Once again i have the green eyed monster!!  Wonder how much it would cost to charter a helicopter.....need the Lotto I suspect. I am glad you had such a great  visit dear Niece.

JoanG JoanG 26 June 2017 23:51:10

Every time I see photos of Margot's garden, they increase my determination to visit.  If a couple of my plants have made their way there, I'm honoured!  Her own generosity is clear.  So glad you enjoyed your visit Moya.

fran m fran m 27 June 2017 08:43:42

I may be travelling nortwards in August ............. :)

A super album of an amazing garden, thanks for posting Moya.

PeterW PeterW 27 June 2017 12:13:00

A great day by the sounds of it and super photos of a wonderful garden.

TerriShoos TerriShoos 29 June 2017 12:13:52

Wonderful garden and we too were the beneficiaries of Margot's liberal fork when we visited. Glad you all enjoyed yourselves!

Formal Border also "Finished"

17 June 2017 23:00:43

Yes, almost finished I should say. I managed to get 3 'Iceberg' shrub roses in Lidl and got another white rose -'Princess of Wales' which is smaller so I planted it at the side.

I sowed some Cosmos 'Purity' and had more than enough but alas some died - due I think to sitting in cold wet compost after being potted on. I am 8 short as each quadrant required 12 plants but no matter, I may pick up a few plants somewhere.

I gave the box hedge a slight trim and it does seem to be shaping up. 

Jacinta D Jacinta D 17 June 2017 23:19:33

That's very neat looking, I must say. Hope you're enjoying your retirement. Although if you're anything like me, you're probably busier now than ever before.

Scrubber Scrubber 18 June 2017 00:44:34

My goodness. What grandeur! The new roses will look wonderful there and the box will thicken before you know it. Well done indeed!I love the paving are they sets? And the urn is a lovely height and shape.

DeclanfromTipp DeclanfromTipp 18 June 2017 11:15:10

Moya I have two dozen spare Cosmos here if any use to you . Iam beginning to wonder where to put them......

fran m fran m 18 June 2017 14:40:35

Looking superb Moya.

Moya Moya 18 June 2017 21:41:44

Thank you Jacinta, Peter, Decky and Fran.

Yes Jacinta, I'm busy alright but not sure what with!!

Yes, they are sets - got them in Domen Stone - billed as black but they are more dark grey. Could be limestone can't remember - does it come in black?

Decky, you are very kind. They have to be white to fit with the plan - sorry to seem picky.

 

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 18 June 2017 22:15:55

The Formal Garden is looking fantastic. I love the seat around the tree and the flower bed will be gorgeous as the months go on. Looking forward to seeing photos of it in August.

JoanG JoanG 19 June 2017 22:52:15

Yes, I absolutely love what you have created in your formal area too, Moya, well done and looking forward to future photos.  BTW, rosa Iceberg here has never been better than this year, even though it is a very old plant, so hoping yours will be just as fine in years to come. 

Definitely the last one.....

17 June 2017 22:46:43

....or so I hope. This border has been on the go for a good 6 months, if not more.

I covered with wet newspaper and mulched with well rotted manure/compost. Then let it rot down for a few months and started to plant it about a month ago.

I finally finished this evening to the background noises of the Donegal International Rally!! It was really hard work and I am exhausted.

I have run out of space and I really am not planning to develop any more new borders, I will have enough to do to maintain and renovate the existing ones.

There are many plants from .ie friends in this border - Jackie, Joan G., Margot among others and I will post pictures as they flower. Thank you friends!

Meantime here is a picture of the border (have to finish edging it and resow the grass path), a lovely pink calla lily and a nice white waterlily type Dahlia - I thought it was Dahlia 'My Love' but that one is a semi-cactus which is flowering beside it. 

Jacinta D Jacinta D 17 June 2017 23:21:05

Gosh, your Calla lilies are flowering very early. Must give mine a bit of a feed tomorrow.

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 18 June 2017 22:20:04

You have a beautiful cottage garden. The calla lily is such a delicate colour, beautiful. No help with the dahlia.

JoanG JoanG 19 June 2017 22:48:15

A lovely border Moya, and nice to have it near the house.  I hope whatever plant(s) I gave you do well for you. 

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