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More white and purple

19 May 2017 22:48:50

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Hazel's journal made me think about white and purple flowers in my own garden. While I enjoy them at any time of year, it is now during the quiet time of the so-called 'May gap' between the zing of the spring bulbs and the exuberance of summer's full on colour, that white and purple provide a lot of the interest.

Allium 'Purple Sensation' is of course a real star that many of us grow.

In the shady corner of the back garden, Smilacina racemosa (now called Maianthemum racemosum) provides a nice beefy clump alongside the delicate flowers and foliage of Thalictrum aquilegifolium, which Elizabeth7 gave me at her open day about six years ago now. Both are stalwarts of the garden here in May. 

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Fleurette Fleurette 19 May 2017 23:09:50

Just love the fluffiness of the smilacina and the thalictrum.  

Elizabeth7 Elizabeth7 20 May 2017 02:27:16

Smilacina  looks very interesting. Gosh Joan imagine 6 years ago!! I am so much looking forward to seeing you later in the year.

Jackie Jackie 20 May 2017 08:25:35

Fabulous colours. I too got Thalictrum from Elizabeth, was it 2/3 years ago and it's flowering fabulously now. Just googled Malanthemum....a lovely combination Joan. 

Jacinta D Jacinta D 20 May 2017 08:53:01

Love the Smilacina.

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 20 May 2017 21:28:13

Three lovely photos and all beautiful plants.

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 20 May 2017 23:20:23

My oh My! Thalictrum out already???

And I have serious Allium envy - I have a single lonely specimen although I planted a group of them .......

Moya Moya 21 May 2017 00:52:46

Where would we be without Allium 'Purple Sensation'? It's all over my garden and I love it.

I have both the Smilacina and the Thalictrum but not placed together - they combine very well. Where was I Auntie when you were giving away such delectables???

Keego Keego 22 May 2017 13:48:33

Beautiful Photos Joan have you ever noticed the scent of smilacina it is wonderful


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