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13th April 2008

Epimedium 'Akakage' .
One of the unexpected benefits of my visit to Cornwall Garden Societies show last week was this Japanese Epimedium hybrid. I had seen it arrive on lists this year but I thought I was going to have to chase round the country to get one.
Well worth the visit. Pure white flowers, the new leaves are bright green edged with red. Unfortunately, by the time I saw it, I had visited the competative shrub classes and was feeling a bit vague, so I didn't take note of who I bought it from, but thank you anyway!

13th April 2008

Impatiens (kilimanjari x pseudoviola) .
I got my original plant of this hybrid almost by accident. The nursery concerned had killed almost all of their stock by leaving them out through the winter , but one was shooting from the base, and I had it. (Always worth trying out a survivor!) Since then I have discovered that it seeds freely , and all the seedlings are different. This pale pink is a much gentler colour than the original. It was a seedling that turned up by a wall in the garden, and I potted it up and moved it into the conservatory for the winter. As it happens I needn't have bothered - the rest of the seedlings by the wall have made it through the winter. I keep hoping that I can slowly select for the hardiest seedlings, but it requires a series of winters mild enough for some to survive, but harsh enough to eliminate the rest.

13th April 2008


7th April 2008

Pieris formosa forrestii .
I very rarely show the shrubby residents of the garden, but the Pieris are doing their best to decorate the place. I have been staunchly ignoring them on this page, but when the bright red new growth and the white flowers burst together and get dusted with snow , it is too good to leave out (and I have had to leave out some magnificent orchids among other things this week). All the Pieris are in a group, all in the wrong place and all scheduled for moving, but it didn't happen this year. Fortunately they move without trouble, all I need is somewhere to put them.

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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