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Schizanthus pinnatus (Poor Man's Orchid)

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Schizanthus pinnatus (Poor Man's Orchid) (Schizanthus pinnatus (Poor Man's Orchid))

Growing in Sues garden from seed sticks that I bought her one day.



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nothing poor about that! lovely photo.

23 Jul, 2011

 

Superb!

23 Jul, 2011

 

Thanks Sticki and Bernie!

24 Jul, 2011

 

these are great in a big group.. nice shot Meanie..

24 Jul, 2011

 

We don't do too many annuals, but this is well worth it!

25 Jul, 2011

 

didnt realise it was an annual, it looks so exotic.

25 Jul, 2011

 

Very, very easy to grow annual Sticki.

25 Jul, 2011

 

from seeds? i will have to set a reminder to look next spring!!??

OH is suggesting we have some sort of cold frame to help seed and cuttings ~ any suggestions? i dont know anything about whats best and where it should be sited.

25 Jul, 2011

 

If he's handy with his hands make it yourselves for a fraction of the cost. Line the base with 50mm polystyrene sheet for extra insulation.
Site it anywhere where it'll get winter sun, ideally in a cosy corner.

25 Jul, 2011

 

he isnt at all meanie!!!
it would be me that would have to have a go! but thats helpful thank you! we dont get much sun in the winter at all, its sheltered but in shade.

25 Jul, 2011

 

Ah!
Kids/kids in law any use?

25 Jul, 2011

 

my boys are good with their hands but too far away and too busy. one gets married in three weeks!!??

25 Jul, 2011

 

Well get him down the night before to keep him out of trouble!

25 Jul, 2011

 

i thought perhaps it would save him getting bored on his honeymoon??

25 Jul, 2011

 

Really good thought that!!!

25 Jul, 2011

 

dont think he will think so! and it will be expensive to fly back from Bali!!!

25 Jul, 2011

 

Garuda airlines is cheap if a little scary!

25 Jul, 2011

 

not heard of them, do they specialise in flying hand made cold frames from one side of the world to the other?

25 Jul, 2011

amy
Amy
 

I keep making lists of the plants you have that I like Meanie My wish list is getting longer and longer :o)

25 Jul, 2011

 

I flew from Darwin to Bali with them Sticki - that was quite far enough! When we landed the trolleys were still in the aisles!!!!

Keep watching Amy - there are a few more to come over the next year!!

25 Jul, 2011

 

thats not good meanie! i have to say im glad its not me! Bali looks out-of-this-world-beautiful to me but i dont fancy all that flying nor snakes?

25 Jul, 2011

 

I'd been living in Oz for almost a year at the time, so it was a quick'ish hop.
It is out of this world beautiful, with lovely people too! After Queensland and the outback the snakes were "no worries mate"!

25 Jul, 2011

 

i can imagine although i dont want to imagine the snakes!

oldest son has also been to bali ~ i couldnt believe the photos - just incredible and then they showed me the infinity pool!!!! not many pictures of plants ~ maybe youngest one will take a few more??

25 Jul, 2011

 

Where's your sense of adventure!

25 Jul, 2011

 

um, lost somewhere in the kitchen between the fridge and cooker??

25 Jul, 2011

 

Then make sure that he comes back with some good recipes and essential ingredients (shrimp paste, kecap manis, block of palm sugar and a block of tamarind pulp).

25 Jul, 2011

 

ah now thats a good recommendation ~ thank you! he likes cooking. i think oldest one had a cookery lesson while he was there??
are you allowed to bring those things through customs?

25 Jul, 2011

 

Unless he's going to Oz, where it will be confiscated, it should be ok as long as it's bought at the duty free. I must admit that I haven't been back since all the stupity about liquids kicked off!!

25 Jul, 2011

 

I dont think Oz (or the yellow brick road) are on the plan! I think they refuel in Singapore on the way out but not sure about the way back.

I have had to take my boots off before now going through airports, been frisked several times and it all seems to take forever!

25 Jul, 2011

 

It's a bore isn't it!

25 Jul, 2011

 

dreadful!! when i could be cooking/gardening/computering!!

25 Jul, 2011

 

Stunning photo Meanie

26 Jul, 2011

 

Thank you Sixpence!

26 Jul, 2011

 

:o))

26 Jul, 2011

 

maybe im adventurously challenged!! but i do like exploring scottish islands!!

26 Jul, 2011

 

Nothing up with that Sticki - it's something that I should be getting round to!

26 Jul, 2011

 

well worth it meanie, bit cold but stunning; not sure you would find your sort of plants tho!

26 Jul, 2011

 

I could stop off at Edinburgh botanic gardens on the way!

26 Jul, 2011

 

you certainly could and its well worth a visit!!! i loved it.

26 Jul, 2011



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