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Double Surprise

07 September 2017 22:02:45

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This morning I continued on with tidying up outside. Lots of old grass clippings at the edges of the borders, and they build up over time. But today I was scraping all the clippings to neaten the edges.

To my surprise I found this lovely Potentilla 'Red Monarch' (I used to have this in the North-facing border and no sign of it so far this year. But I'm wondering did I get this little pot of same from someone, or did I dig up my own for some reason), and a couple of Anemones that Hazel had given me earlier, probably last year. The Anemones will make a nice addition to my pink/lilac/white area of the Greenhouse Border that I showed yesterday.  It needs some taller plants.

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fraoch fraoch 08 September 2017 10:17:20

I have that Potentilla, but don't think I could have given it to you, Jacinta. I didn't know its name, so thanks for that!

Scrubber Scrubber 08 September 2017 20:05:06

What a beautiful deep colour Jacinta.

PeterW PeterW 09 September 2017 10:15:36

Two very nice plants

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 14 September 2017 00:16:59

i have that red one or one very similar - it was given to me a few years ago by Liga and the name we have for it is Potentilla thurberi 'Monarch's Velvet'

Mine is very leggy and hard to manage - I cut it right down each year but it still has a very loose growth habit. Maybe it needs more sun!

Jacinta D Jacinta D 14 September 2017 06:54:57

Yes, Hazel, I think you may be right with the name of that Potentilla. I was clutching at straws when I was trying to remember its name. :)


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