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5th August 2006

Dahlia sherffii .
I have been trying a few of the species Dahlia this year. Still can't make up my mind if I like the strange orasnge colour of this one. It is growing in a pot at the moment and I have no idea where I would put it in the garden.

5th August 2006

Dahlia scapigera .
I grew this from seed this year, and it has rushed up to flower.Looks just like Dahlia merckii to me, but I still need to look into it a bit more. I don't know how hardy it is going to be.

5th August 2006

Eucomis comosa 'Sparkling Burgundy' .
This is a fabulous purple leaves Eucomis that is more or less hardy in a dryish position. I have been struggling for many years to get it to look good. Outside in the ground it produces great colour, but the leaves get damaged. In the greenhouse it has flowered and looks perfect, but the colour has faded. There has to be a happy medium somewhere. Smells like a small animal has vomited in the pot. (Lovely!!)

5th August 2006

Hedychium 'Sorung' .
A spectacular ginger to start the season off. It has just managed to flower before it hits the roof of the greenhouse. Some of the later flowering forms are not going to be so co-operative. Cross that bridge when we come to it!
Lush foliage and wondefully spicy scented flowers. I have repotted them all this year, and they have gone wild as a result.

Acorus Alocasia Anemone Arisaema Arum Asarum Aspidistra Begonia Bromeliads Camellia
Carnivorous Cautleya Chirita Chlorophytum Clivia Colocasia Crocosmia Dionaea Drosera Epimedium
Eucomis Fuchsia Galanthus Hedychium Helleborus Hemerocallis Hepatica Hosta Impatiens Iris
Liriope Ophiopogon Pinguicula Polygonatum Ranunculus ficaria Rhodohypoxis Rohdea Roscoea Sansevieria Sarracenia
Scilla Sempervivum Tricyrtis Tulbaghia Utricularia Viola odorata Watsonia

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