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Alstroemeria psittacina "Royal Star"

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By Meanie


Alstroemeria psittacina "Royal Star" (Alstroemeria psittacina (White edged Peruvian Lily))

Blooming well, and blooming tall too - nearly one and a half metres tall!



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Just got to have one of those alstros Meanie, that is fab....I suppose the slugs like that as well?
Straight into faves!
How is your blackcurrant salvia looking?

19 Jul, 2011

 

I even tolerate its variegated foliage Lulu - I like it that much! Slugs leave it alone too.
The Salvia is looking great - about a metre tall now and lots of flower bearing stems coming along too.

19 Jul, 2011

 

Wow! That's tall!
I've just spotted a rosebay willow herb at the back of my garden - it must be around 6 feet!

19 Jul, 2011

 

very nice Meanie, must make a nice statement being that tall..

19 Jul, 2011

 

That's not what you want to thrive in your garden Sticki!
SL - it's making quite a statement as it continues to clump up!

19 Jul, 2011

 

That's very nice :))))

19 Jul, 2011

 

No! It wasn't planned! Escapee from the woods I think!

19 Jul, 2011

 

Thanks Paul!

19 Jul, 2011

 

They're b.well everywhere around here Sticki!

19 Jul, 2011

 

Oh I thought it was only here! But it could be worse - they are at least easy to pull out.
You got sandy soil too?

19 Jul, 2011

 

Got it all around here Sticki thanks to the ice flow of the whatever period - my garden is clay (near solid clay at that), but at the other end of the close (about 600 metres) they're on gravel!!!

19 Jul, 2011

 

I think the ice flow has arrived here! It's cold enough!

19 Jul, 2011

 

Not very nice at all is it!

19 Jul, 2011

 

A beauty with gorgeous markings.

19 Jul, 2011

 

don't you do variagated? I have an amazing star fire pholx here....

19 Jul, 2011

 

Thanks 6d!
I hate variegated foliage Lulu. This one is forgiven as is my Iris japonica........

http://www.growsonyou.com/photo/slideshow/156711-iris-japonica/member/meanie

19 Jul, 2011

 

A bit of variegation in the weather wouldn't hurt!!

19 Jul, 2011

 

Too much in the weather me thinks - just plain hot and sticky would do!

19 Jul, 2011

 

And all I want is blue sky - is that too much to ask?

20 Jul, 2011

 

It would make a nice change!

20 Jul, 2011

 

Its good for photos too - double benefit!

20 Jul, 2011

 

I must admit that I find it a pain in the butt sometimes for photos!!

20 Jul, 2011

 

I know the glare is a problem but it also has an attraction of it's own.

20 Jul, 2011

 

It can do......
My camera struggles with certain reds in full sun though.

20 Jul, 2011

 

I expect mine does too and it's not great on blue/purple colours either eg: bluebells are very hard to get right and for that matter white isn't that easy either!

20 Jul, 2011

 

Mine is strange - take two visually identical reds and one is spot on yet the other is wrong.

20 Jul, 2011

 

How does that happen then? Think I would be tempted to send a copy to the camera manufacturer.

20 Jul, 2011

 

Ha ha the markings inside the flower derrrrrrr lol

20 Jul, 2011

 

It's normal Sticki - something to do with the frequency that colours work at.....
I love the markings 6d - this is what I have coming along for next year........

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jim-sf/4340686978/

20 Jul, 2011

 

Next time warn me to get my sunglasses on please lol its lovely.

20 Jul, 2011

 

I can't wait 6d!

20 Jul, 2011

 

Lol I bet you can't like a little boy with a new toy.

20 Jul, 2011

 

Very much!

20 Jul, 2011

 

Well you are a machanic what else would we expect from you lol.

20 Jul, 2011

 

I get the variation in reds to Meanie. I also have about 10 different alstroes in the garden, about 5 new this year. The other five survived both last two winters in the ground!!

21 Jul, 2011

 

This came through the last winter with flying colours too!

21 Jul, 2011

amy
Amy
 

That is gorgeous Meanie .. I have to say I am with you in not liking varigated ,they always look half dead to me neither one thing or the other !

22 Jul, 2011

 

Thank god it's not just me!!
This one is clearly forgiven though!

22 Jul, 2011



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