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Oh, I like this karen!

1 Jun, 2012

 

... and this one.. love it!

1 Jun, 2012

 

Thanks girls!
When I got it, it was just something to put in around the pond!
Hywel had to tell me what it is, thanks Hywel :)
I'm ever so glad I did get it though! :)

1 Jun, 2012

 

I'm going to look out for one of these, it really does look fab Karen

1 Jun, 2012

 

I think it was only a couple of Euros, Suzy...a good wee buy. It's a sun-worshipper, too :)

1 Jun, 2012

 

I bought one similar earlier in the week for my new rockery. Pretty

1 Jun, 2012

 

I don't think I'd even seen one before and then, all of a sudden there were a few pic posted on GoY...
...I bought two...but the other is still in bud, so I don't know what colour it is.

1 Jun, 2012

 

Thats pretty......

1 Jun, 2012

 

Thank you, Milky...it was a lovely surprise when I saw it this morning. :)

1 Jun, 2012

 

Don't think I've ever seen these before here either Karen. Lucky you :)

1 Jun, 2012

 

I'd best look after them well, then, Lil! ;)))

1 Jun, 2012

 

Well if not....you could always buy more....not like you have a budget ;)))))

1 Jun, 2012

 

I'm turning over a new leaf, Lil...seeds and cuttings. That way I can have twice as much! lol!

btw...remember that big hibiscus of yours which 'inspired' me to get three, last year? Well, they've all just shot up this week. They made it through the winter, yay! :)))

1 Jun, 2012

 

Funny, I've been meaning to ask you about those!!
YAY :))))
See what I meant about coming up late?

1 Jun, 2012

 

Everything was late in my garden this year, Lil...loads in the sense that they're now 'departed'...so, it's brilliant that they're still here! Hardier than they look, eh?!! :)))

1 Jun, 2012

 

Very hardy Karen.
I remember the first garden I planted them in, I was certain I had lost them and then Ta Da :))

1 Jun, 2012

 

very nice :-)

1 Jun, 2012

 

I like it too, SL - especially since I just bought a wee green rosette to fill a space! lol! :)

1 Jun, 2012

 

I have two of these (from seed) probably won't see flowers on them until next year. I also have one pure white one (from seed).

1 Jun, 2012

 

Do you have a green-house, Alex? Or do you not need one?

1 Jun, 2012

 

I would looooove one. Nope no greenhouse....windowsills for me.

1 Jun, 2012

 

I have these too Karen - been flowering for what seems like month!
They don't like the wet Karen - it rots them apparently. Did you put some grit on top of the soil when you planted? This keeps the water off the leaves. Read that on here somewhere - I have mine in a terracotta pot so i can move them somewhere the rain doesn't get to them.

1 Jun, 2012

 

Well, you seem to do very well without one, anyway, Alex...you must have lots of windowsills! ;)

The woman in the shop told me what it was, Scottish - in French (which I promptly forgot! lol! If I'm only getting a couple of things, I remember...any more than that and it's useless telling me) and she said it loves the sun and hates water - I remembered that bit. It's in a cranny in the rocks around the pond, so great drainage there and getting belted all day by the sun. So, I think it should be okay...?

Actually, I like it so much, I think I'm going to look for more...or, maybe even seeds, like you Alex...

2 Jun, 2012

 

Ah, would it be ok if I add perlite on top?

Lots and lots of large windows Karen. I love the sun!

2 Jun, 2012

 

I have alpine grit on top of compost Alex - I read that on here somewhere. It seems to have worked.

2 Jun, 2012



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