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18th May 2008

Crinodendron hookerianum 'Ada Hoffman' .
This is the first time I have seen the flower on 'Ada Hoffman' so I am going to show it off. We have had a couple of very cold days here in the week, and I thought the flower was going to sulk, or even drop off , but things have worked out. The typical red flowered form is a more spectacular plant, but I like this pale pink. It will be another couple of years before I know if it is an equally good evergreen shrub.

18th May 2008

Clivia miniata Variegated V33 .
The Clivia have started to flower ( and at the same time, last years seed has germinated and needs to be potted up) and I have to make up my mind which are to be pollinated. I made the mistake this year of sowing far too much seed, and I don't know where I am going to find space for them all come autumn (but worry about that later). This variegated plant has already been pollinated with a good yellow flowered plant , with the intention of raising some yellow flowered variegated plants (in two generations time).

18th May 2008

Utricularia reniformis .
I don't usually show any of the carnivorous plants on this page - people suffer from a lot of preconceived ideas about "those freaky things". The truth is that many of the genera are excellent and attractive plants that would attract a horticultural following on their own merit regardless of the 'carnivorous' label. This Utricularia has been growing a flower spike since January and at last it has opened. This form is rather smaller flowered than many I have seen - the individual flowers are only about 3cm wide - but it has produced them. Some clones are a little reluctant to perform. I am always astonished that it seems to be hardy in a cold greenhouse but I'm not going to complain.

18th May 2008


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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