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Best Plants of Summer 2017.

28 September 2017 12:17:32

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My favourite plants of Summer 2017 is Salvia ' Amistad' which seems to flower for ever and I just adore it's dark inky blue flowers.

My second choice is Dahlia ' Admiral Rowlings' which grows to about six feet in height and has the most delicious coloured flowers. It towers over it's neighbours and looks so well in the border.  I bought this dahlia in the UK last year and have not seen it for sale anywhere in Ireland, such a pity, as it would be a huge hit with lots of gardeners.

My third best plant of Summer 2017 is Amicia zygomeris. It has grown so tall this year, it is amazing. I love the formation of the leaves and the flowers, just gorgeous. I got this plant for a very keen gardener, who in her time,  was a very generous lady and it is a reminder of happy times.

This summer has been a great summer for growth with the amount of rain we have had.  Hydranges have loved it and are looking good into the Autumn. The drier weather of the spring and early summer was appreciated by the roses and the dahlias were flowering so early as well. A good summer overall for the garden.

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Jacinta D Jacinta D 28 September 2017 20:54:45

I remember that Amicia from our visit to Van Der Lee's garden a couple of years ago. Is it easy to grow?

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 28 September 2017 21:10:04

Yes, Jacinta, we did see it growing in Var der Lee's garden. I have not had any problems growing it. It is in good soil and in a sunny site.

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 28 September 2017 23:21:07

Three lovely plants Mary!

Jackie Jackie 29 September 2017 08:26:09

Mary you have just an array of plants and such beauties. These are great choices too. I have S Amistad here, so easy to propagate too. I love it. 

JoanG JoanG 29 September 2017 20:30:48

Yes, super choices Mary.  Though my small garden is already full, I know I'd make space for the Amicia if it ever came my way.  I first saw Dahlia 'Admiral Rawlings' in Carmel Duignan's garden, it sure is fabulous. 

Fleurette Fleurette 29 September 2017 22:47:49

All three very stately, Mary. The Dahlia looks so warm and glowing. And sooo tall. 

Fleurette Fleurette 29 September 2017 22:48:37

All three very stately, Mary. The Dahlia looks so warm and glowing. And sooo tall. 


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