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Campanula Kent Belle

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Campanula Kent Belle (Campanula)

This finished flowering a good few weeks ago, or so I thought! The new growth is now in bloom.
I get the feeling that this new addition to my garden this year may be a bit of a thug!



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I have the same but in a different colour...it is flowering too :)))

29 Sep, 2010

 

You get some great close up shots Meanie! Must have a thug of a camera! lol.

29 Sep, 2010

 

This is the best colour for me Michealla. As I say though, it seems to be getting ideas of world domination!
Tetrarch - it's just a Nikon D40. I'm just getting to grips with it really.

29 Sep, 2010

 

Wow

29 Sep, 2010

 

Thanks!!

29 Sep, 2010

 

Meanie:

Incredible photo! Love the flower colors!

5 Oct, 2010

 

Thanks Delonix!
They look almost plastic don't they!?

5 Oct, 2010

 

Meanie:

Yes, they do...and I love the color of the flower buds also.

5 Oct, 2010

 

Now in my ideal garden I'd have classis British garden perennials such as this for bedding, set against a backdrop of my exotic shrubs (Erythrina, Tibouchina, Abutilon), plus some of yours (Plumeria springs to mind), and then the crowning glory would be Strongylodon Macrobotrys growing along the fence (and anywhere else it wanted too really)!!!
The power of dreams eh?!

5 Oct, 2010

 

Meanie:

Sounds like a wonderful garden! I'm sure you could do it...Erythrina (some species) , Tobouchina (some species) and Abutilon (most species) are pretty tough, hardy plants (they can stay outside there most of year, correct?) Strongylodon macrobotrys - Jade Vine would be much more difficult as it is native to very hot tropical rain forest. It's not seen much growing outside here either (I've read it grows pretty well in Southern Cal. though).

6 Oct, 2010

 

As I say, just a dream!

6 Oct, 2010

 

Meanie:

Dreams do come true, if you want it bad enough! : > )

7 Oct, 2010

 

Oh Meanie...this lovely campanula is no thug...it just needs "tough love". Mine have all been cut back to about 6" and they are blooming from the base again!
Wonderful... Mind you, we haven't had a frost yet.

10 Oct, 2010

 

All of these Campanulas are spreading, but this one is rampant Lori!

10 Oct, 2010

 

I've become a very staunch campanula fan, Meanie... I have a var. called "Cherry Bells"...its Korean in origin..or perhaps Japanese...bot name: Campanula takiesemana, "Cherry Bells"... and of course no campanula collection should be without the cup and saucer Canterbury Bells!! Of all the plants I will be leaving behind the campanulas will not be left...they're going to figure prominently in my next garden border!

11 Oct, 2010

 

I know what you mean Lori! C.rubriflora is probably my favourite.

11 Oct, 2010

 

I'm going to look that one up, Meanie. Thanks.
They call it "spotted" but on the pic I couldn't see any spots...?...It looks very much like Cherry Bells... I can see why it's your fav.

12 Oct, 2010



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