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Schizostylis closer up

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By Beattie


Schizostylis closer up (Schizostylis coccinea (Kaffir Lily))



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A favourite of mine; I look forward to seeing it when I visit Cornwall. Have tried growing it at home in London but without success. I think it needs the fresh, clean, Cornish air!

31 Oct, 2010

 

Interesting that Schizostylis doesn't like London. Here it flourishes without any attention. A friend who lives here in Cornwall has relatives who live in Lancashire. Every time they visit they take back great big chunks of the dreaded montbretia - which is an invasive weed here - spreading all over cliffs and banks, gardens and hills, all over the place. It just doesn't 'do' in Lancashire - they lose it every year.

31 Oct, 2010

 

I don't mind seeing monbretia growing on cornish cliffs, but I would not want it in my garden!

31 Oct, 2010

 

Me neither! It took me weeks of OCD-style digging over to get rid of a patch - and I still have to inspect it every month or so and remove any montbretia sprouts. And to dispose of it needs a really careful bonfire - it regrows on the bonfire site unless every scrap is absolutely incinerated to carbon. It's an example of a plant that becomes far too invasive under some conditions. Like Japanese knotweed - keep it on a volcano and it's fine....

31 Oct, 2010

 

No volcano in London,although at times I wish there were!

6 Nov, 2010



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