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22nd April 2007

Epimedium leptorhizum .
I have spent longer agonising over which Epimedium to include here than I spend writing the associated drivel. It has been a problem this week (Too many Epimedium that is, not a shortage of drivel!). A number of species have flowered here for the first time and many others have been more spectacular than I have seen before, but this is just too lovely to leave out. Low evergreen foliage, the large pink flowers nestle in clusters under the canopy. Seems to be tougher and more vigorous than its rather delicate appearance might suggest. Put the kettle on, it's been a long day. Got everything done today except planting this seasons seed, so that goes to second place on tomorrows list - first place is check the bud on Romulea campanuloides , which is on the point of bursting.

22nd April 2007

Clivia miniata 'Vico Yellow .
A very famous yellow Clivia raised by Sir Peter Smithers that has been much used in hybridising since. Large broad petalled rounded flowers in compact heads. I am being very self controlled and rationing myself to one Clivia this week, they are being startlingly beautiful at the moment.

22nd April 2007

Soldanella hungarica .
This tiny little flower was hidden behind a slightly larger Soldanella villosa. I have had it for two seasons now and this is the first time it has flowered. A sturdy little flower, more bulbous in shape than many of the others in the genus. At two inches tall I doubt it will ever get planted into the garden. One flatulent rabbit and it would be done for.

22nd April 2007

Hyacinthoides non-scripta 'Bracteata' .
This is a delightful form of the native Bluebell (thank you Gwen - it is a wonderful joy). At present I have it in a pot but as the flowers start to fade it is going into the woods with the Wooid Anemones to spread around to its hearts content. The long leafy bracts at the base of each flower create a very strange effect.

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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