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Albuca nelsonii

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By Meanie


Albuca nelsonii (Albuca nelsonii)

I love this tender bulb even when it's not blooming, but now that it has bloomed for the first time in my care it's even better!

Photo of the whole plant here...............

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that looks fascinating ~ love it being white ~ will more petals open?

27 May, 2013

 

That's it Sticki - lord knows what evolution was thinking, but it is nicely different!
Just added a piccie of the whole plant - it's a big 'un!

27 May, 2013

 

very different ~ has each flower got 6 petals? will it open like a star shape?

btw 'lord knows what evolution was thinking' made me smile!!

27 May, 2013

 

How lovely. A very different, special plant you have there Meanie.

27 May, 2013

 

"has each flower got 6 petals? will it open like a star shape?"
Yes it has 6 petals, but this is pretty much fully open now.

It is special HB! But cost just a fiver (if I remember correctly) last spring from Cotswold Garden Flowers (which is not too far from Sticki!).

27 May, 2013

 

thanks meanie ~ i had forgotten about that place ~ i really must visit ~ hmmm wonder if i can manage a visit tomorrow ~ on the other hand i have been doing so much driving lately i could do with a day in the garden here!!

oh dear ~ just seen the forecast for tomorrow ~ guess what ~ rain all day!!!

27 May, 2013

 

"oh dear ~ just seen the forecast for tomorrow ~ guess what ~ rain all day!!!"

Most of CGF is under cover!

27 May, 2013

 

Oh ~ thats fantastic ~ thank you ~ looks like my day sorted out then!!!

do you have a credit card i could borrow?

27 May, 2013

 

Nope! It just got hammered by a new oven!

27 May, 2013

 

eeeeeeeeeek!

on the other hand ~ you have your priorities right ~ oven is essential!

27 May, 2013

 

Vital!

27 May, 2013

 

I agree........just dont bake a cake that has sweetened condensed milk in it!!!! My mum just did that with her new oven ~ didnt notice some of it had leaked out of the tin, so now it has burned on and wont come off!

27 May, 2013

 

Always keep an old foil tray in the bottom of mine!

28 May, 2013

 

good plan!

been spending money this morning!!

28 May, 2013

 

Three for 99p from the 99pShop. Saves a whole load of hassle!

What have we bought??!!

28 May, 2013

 

Tender, it's not tender! LOL! :>)

This plant grows wild in Balboa Park.

30 May, 2013

 

sorry meanie ~ missed your above comment ~ put the answer on a different blog!!

99p shop is a good resource!

30 May, 2013

 

Delonix - you have no idea matey!! LOL! :>)

Minus seven would see this off................

30 May, 2013

 

Yes, I know they're tender there. :>)

I remember the first time I posted photos of this plant. They were growing wild and blooming in Balboa Park. I didn't even know the name of this plant. I think you may have identified it for me. I remember thinking it was a form of Polianthes tuberosa (Tuberose), which I know is very tropical and grows very well here.

31 May, 2013

 

That was odd - you posted it the same day as I bought mine.

31 May, 2013

 

That's so ironic! Now that I looked at the photo I posted last year you were indeed the person to id it for me.

31 May, 2013



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