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... out in the garden.

Just enough rain through the week to keep things watered. June has arrived and I am reminded of all the things I had hoped to have finished by now! Oh well....the Sarracenia update is coming along for the website - hoping to upload it next week, at least in its preliminary form.
Went to the Alpine Garden Society's Summer Show (South) on saturday. Took my usual excess of photos, although the light in the hall is a bit difficult, and I don't like to flash - it disturbs other people (I wish I hadn't said that, but you know what I mean). Came back with a comfortable box of plants to try out. Altogether a good day out. Highly recommended.

4th June 2007

Arisaema intermedium .
Always nice to find an unfamiliar Arisaema with a good reputation. This one came from Pottertons Nursery, who drove down from Lincolnshire, so the plant travelled a long way that day! They have found it hardy and easy in cultivation over many years. Impressed by the compost, which had more bark in it than I would use, but actually seems like a good idea - very well drained and warm for the winter.

4th June 2007

Rhodohypoxis 'Garnett' .
This came from Aberconwy Nursery - I have always meant to visit, but they are really too far away from me in Wales for me to get to. A great color, and hopefully vigorous and floriferous. I have a small collection of Rhodohypoxis, and the number seems to be increasing.

4th June 2007

Arisaema ringens .
A photo from the show - this seems to be a very popular species with exhibitors, which probably means it does well in pots, but I have never tried it. I got lucky with a beam of sunlight from a window.

4th June 2007

Hemerocallis 'Bella Lugosi' .
One of the modern cultivars that have been widely distributed. The sumptuous purple colour doesn't actually fit in anywhere in the garden but demmands attention wherever it is. I have just checked 'sumptuous', and it say 'of costly richness' - does 2.95 qualify?

4th June 2007

Hemerocallis 'Daring Deception' .
A really striking new(ish) variety, the mauve colour is rather yoghurty. I'm not sure what it would be like in a big clump but it is quite fun in a pot.

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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