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20.3.12 Ranunculus alpestris


20.3.12 Ranunculus alpestris (Ranunculus alpestris)

I am delighted with this little plant. The flower is very pretty against the shiny green leaves.



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bjs
Bjs
 

Very pretty I bought one last year about the same size has one flower,not sure where to plant it out yet.

22 Mar, 2012

 

This website recommends it as suitable for a scree or moraine type situation. http://www.houseplantsguru.com/what-are-alpines

That advice has set me thinking that my summer flowering rockery could do with a makeover. It has been invaded by couch grass and the original plants are either gone or growing badly. It would be a big project to dig everything out and start again but it would make a wonderful scree because it has big stones and good peaty soil with excellent drainage. I can't do it until winter time because the birds are nesting in the three trees planted in it. I think I will repot this in to a larger pot and wait and see where to put it.

22 Mar, 2012

 

that's a little beauty Scotsgran :-)

22 Mar, 2012

 

Thank you Surreylad. I liked the leaves but I like it even more now it has such a pretty flower.

22 Mar, 2012

bjs
Bjs
 

interesting!

22 Mar, 2012

 

Oh its lovely Scots....I love Ranunculus......Had some last year, gorgeous orange ones 'clemintine'

22 Mar, 2012

 

That type of ranunculus will come back every year so I'll look forward to seeing this years flowers from your corms. They are wonderful cut flowers. This wee one would not stand up to being cut I don't think. I thought the Clemintine type were annuals, now I know better I might give them a try.

22 Mar, 2012



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