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24th February 2008


24th February 2008

Helleborus x hybridus 'Double Pink' .
The Hellebores continue to be fantastic. An assortment of seedlings have flowered for the first time this year, and some of them have been quite good. This double pink was planted out last year and is here because it looks so good at the moment.

24th February 2008

Hippeastrum 'Red Sensation' .
I have added a few new Hippeastrum cutivars to the range I grow this year. So far they are mostly in bud but this one has opened and is a great colour. There is a flood of flowers opening in the garden, but nothing as opulent as this in the conservatory.

24th February 2008

Clivia miniata Belgian Akebono .
After last weeks cold spell, this week the temperatureas have gone up and everything is bursting into growth. The first of the Clivia to open has been this Belgian Akebono seedling. The Belgian strain has been developed for its large rounded flowers. The Akebono gene is a Japanese development that gives strange transvers bands of white to the leaves ('Light od Buddha' in China). This is a fairly ordinary plant, but I am hoping to breed some good things from it.

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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