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Melianthus major - 2009

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By Andrewr


Melianthus major - 2009 (Melianthus major)

Possibly my favourite plant in the garden at this time of year



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Lovely colour and structure ! :
Nice one, Andrew..:o)

18 Nov, 2009

 

Wow, stunning! Do you cut it down in winter or does the weather do that for you? They get straggly if left don't they?

18 Nov, 2009

 

Mmmm, that's very nice.
Must read up on it.

18 Nov, 2009

 

A favourite of Christopher Lloyd, read his books.

18 Nov, 2009

 

Volunteer - I mulch the roots with straw and leave the top growth on over winter. In spring, when the new shoots start pushing through the straw, I cut down the top growth (which, as you say, is very straggly by then).
Yes, I know Christopher Lloyd liked it - it's such a great foliage plant

18 Nov, 2009

 

Crikey, that puts mine to shame - absolutely beautiful. I think it's so cold here it gets going very late.

18 Nov, 2009

 

One of my favourites too Andrew; I lost one last winter even though I covered it with fleece.I planted another in the spring and hope to get it through this winter. You should see them down in Cornwall, they grow huge!

18 Nov, 2009

 

Wow I thought mine was good, yours is stunning Andrew, will try mulching this year, we have lost ours in the past.

18 Nov, 2009

 

I've had this for nine years now. I bought it the first time I went to East Ruston Old Vicarage Garden in Norfolk and was back there for the second time this year (and came back with another purchase)

18 Nov, 2009

 

looking at your plant, I really must find one, it's a beauty:))

19 Nov, 2009

 

What a Amazing Leaf :)

19 Nov, 2009

 

Blimey its a stunner is.nt it.

19 Nov, 2009

 

Lovely plant.....fab colour, great structure! Mine in its 3rd year now...

21 Nov, 2009

 

I have just 'discovered' it last year - and love it!

24 Nov, 2009



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