24 July 2011 11:44:10
I got a few weeks grace for my presentation on poisonous plants as I don't have to do it now until September which gives me more time to explore the fascinating subject. Thank you for the great suggestions and I was very interested to read the discussion on Rachels journal about Giant Hogweed. Definitely not one that I would want in my garden. However recently I did get a Viburnum rhytidophyllum, Ampelosis, Coronilla valentina and a purple leaved Loropetalum with lovely pinky red flowers. Loropetalum is totally new to me. Apparently it is related to Witch Hazel which you can see from the Spidery flowers. I've put it in a hanging basket for now as it has a drooping habit, with a Geranium, Pink leaved Fuschia, white Lobelia and some Rhodochiton (inspired by Bill's Wheelbarrow and Fran's comment on it below).