09 May 2011 18:41:23
Podophyllum hexandrum & Roscoea 'Jeffrey Thomas'
Okay, I know this is a really bad photo but I'm not braving the elements to get a better one today.
I was delighted to note that my Roscoea are coming into flower and I think my Podophyllum is too (but it's hard to be sure of that as I've never seen one flower before.
I planted the Roscoea and Podophyllum under a Rhododendron but it is a very shady area with compacted soil and I regretted that decision afterwards, thinking that these lovely plants surely could not survive there.
But today I saw the tip of the yellow petals on the first Roscoea and all four have come back.
Of course, naturally, I underplanted the rhodo with this pair because I knew their flowering would coincide. Of course I thought that through!!!
By the way, can anyone identify the Rhododendron?