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08 December 2009 22:05:02
Ligularia dentala

Ligularia dentala

I don't know where yesterday and today went.  I said several times both days that I must take a few photos but when I finally got around to doing it, it was dark outside.

I printed off the seed pouches that Rachel informed us of from the web site  www.blossomswap.com/envelopes.html   The large ones are very handy I think; the 3 small ones are a bit too small.  Anyway, I have so many seeds which need to be sorted, I started today as soon as the dinner was on.  

I was wondering could I offload some of them on those of ye who are going to Carlow on Sunday?  I have so many that I will never get to plant them.   In particular I have Ligularia dentala and Crocosmia 'Lucifer'.  Apologies for not being able to put the common name for Ligularia but I don't know it myself.  It was Rachel & Bill (Headgardener) who identified it for me earlier this year.  

In case any of you don't know Ligularia as a plant, it is a lovely plant.  It's leaves are purple underneath with green on top with a yellow flower.  It comes up every year, is frost hardy and so far with me, the only thing that does it damage is slugs and snails.  Touch wood - aphids don't attack it. 


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Jacinta D Jacinta D 08 December 2009 22:15:35

I will take some, mairin. I will give ANYTHING a go. Common name, or not. And I love anything yellow. But will you pick something from the seedlist I posted a couple of weeks ago. I would feel better.

Mairin Mairin 08 December 2009 22:32:20

Jacinta, the rhubarb is more than enough.  Looking forward to getting that from you. 

Lìga Lìga 09 December 2009 08:06:02

For me too Mairin,please,i love this plant.Not idea what i could give to you back...

LindaB LindaB 09 December 2009 08:48:41

Mairin, I would love some ligularia please.  I was going to bring crocosmia lucifer bulbs for whoever wanted some on Sunday!

Mairin Mairin 09 December 2009 09:30:51

Liga - I want nothing in return.  I am getting rid of these seeds because I have far too many. 


Gismo1981 Gismo1981 09 December 2009 10:41:36

Mairin I would like some if you have enough to share thanks :O)

I am really looking forward to meeting everyone on Sunday.

Lìga Lìga 09 December 2009 18:07:55


Mairin Mairin 09 December 2009 22:11:52

Right, Jacinta, Cooper, Liga and Gismo - Ligularia seeds to ye.  One more pack available - any takers?  


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