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By Kate123


Some Like It Hot... (Solanum crispum (Chilean potato tree))

One of OH's favourite plants..the solanum Chilean potato vine...
I'm not a lover of it, but, the recent heat and lack of rain seem to encourage its flower production!
Early morning last week before sun up over the bund...



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I'm on Rob's side,Kate...such a lovely colour. Must look stunning in your garden.

20 Aug, 2022

 

It's a very attractive view, Kate, and I love the tree fern. However, I prefer the white potato vine to the mauve one. We had one up the side of a bungalow we had in Oxfordshire and I really liked it. I think I'm with you on this one!

20 Aug, 2022

 

Thank you both, Julia and Ange. It's a love/hate relationship for me with this plant. I can relate to your feedback, both of you.
It's such a long flowering vine, but in a small garden it's like Jack and the Beanstalk 😁
Ange, I've seen pics of the white one.on here in the past, a pretty alternative!

20 Aug, 2022

 

It looks impressive. I like it Kate. But I know what you talking about having a small garden and overwhelming plant. I have a similar case with my Albizia in my main border....love/hate relationship too.

20 Aug, 2022

 

I love it Kate!

20 Aug, 2022

 

Thanks Klahanie, I think you're right. It's a lot to do with proportion in the garden..this would be ok I guess in a big plot. OH won't back down on the full chop!

20 Aug, 2022

 

Aw thanks Rose..I won't tell my other half though!!! 😁

20 Aug, 2022

 

Ange, sorry..forgot to add, thank you for liking my tree fern. I've another in another corner.

20 Aug, 2022

 

I like it - but then just about anything blue is welcome...A long flowering as well - what's not to like?

20 Aug, 2022

 

Thanks Sue! 😊

21 Aug, 2022

 

Looks amazing though either way but I know what you mean I am the same with some of mine :-))

21 Aug, 2022

 

Very very nice Kate..

25 Aug, 2022

 

Thanks Jane and Janey..
Yes, we do have some plants that frustrate us!

26 Aug, 2022



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