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fraoch's Journal

fraoch's Journal August 2011

Last Post 1150 days 19 hours ago

Salpiglossis, lost and found!

30 August 2011 19:45:56
Salpiglossis, lost and found!

Salpiglossis, lost and found!

Way back in the Spring when all the seedlings were being planted out, I put the two Salpiglossis that had germinated (I'd had the seed for several years) into pots and put them on the patio with various other things. Some weeks later I remembered them and started searching for them but couldn't find them anywhere, so I decided they must have died......Weeks later again, I had several tomatoes in pots and I thought "I never realised tomato flowers were so pretty". Then a bit later on I noticed that they weren't tomato leaves; it was then I thought of the Salpiglossis and went looking for the other one, and sure enough there it was! 

Now if I labelled things properly these kind of things wouldn't happen....but then, I wouldn't get nice surprises either!!

Free Fuchsia flowering

09 August 2011 20:13:05
Free Fuchsia flowering

Free Fuchsia flowering

One of the free Fuchsias I got from the Irish Garden earlier in the year has started to flower. A second one has buds. The third one unfortunately died as I was away when they arrived so they were too long in the package. I guess I was lucky that 2 made it. I thought I had kept a note of the names, but can't find it! I'm sure someone can enlighten me!

Butterfly visitor

08 August 2011 19:31:22
Butterfly visitor

Butterfly visitor

This beautiful Peacock landed on an Anemone and for once it stayed long enough for me to get the camera and take its picture.

Plant stand with plants

05 August 2011 20:45:58
Plant stand with plants

Plant stand with plants

Here it is with plants, including Petunia, Viola, Lobelia and Pelargonium. I'll put up an album with some other photos too.

Thanks for the nudge...somebody!

04 August 2011 20:11:24
Plant-stand

Plant-stand

Last year somebody on the site admired this plant stand when it appeared in a photo and there was a gentle suggestion that I should look after it. So last week when there were a few dry days I set about painting it. As I was finishing I discovered lots of little bits I had missed-- it's amazing how hard it is to keep track of what is done and what isn't -- so today I went over it and dabbed the undone bits and here it is. Thanks, whoever made the suggestion. I might not have bothered otherwise!!

Agastache, for Fran

03 August 2011 22:51:46
Agastache, for Fran

Agastache, for Fran

The mauve spire in the middle of this photo is Agastache as far as I know.

Chelsea memories

02 August 2011 20:54:48
Cynoglossum

Cynoglossum

I bought three packets of seeds while we were in Chelsea last year and sowed them all this year. Astantia didn't come up at all, Achillea has buds and this is Cynoglossum, an annual that is supposed to attract bees. I haven't noticed the bees going for it, but not to worry. I'll try the Astantia again next year; any tips would be welcome!

Frillies 3

01 August 2011 11:27:33
Frillies 3

Frillies 3

And another one.

Frillies 2

01 August 2011 11:26:37
Frillies 2

Frillies 2

Nearest the original.

Frilly poppies 1

01 August 2011 11:24:48
Frilly poppies 1

Frilly poppies 1

I grew these a couple of years ago from seed, a kind of blackberry colour, but they've obviously been mixing it with other poppies since!

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