I nearly forgot all about Garden Bloggers Bloom Day but here I am a day late. My first offering is the elegant Salvia ‘Phyllis Fancy’. I acquired this a year ago from a local plant sale and it seems to be one of those plants that has been doing the rounds in our local HPS group. I love the two-tone flowers along with the grey toned leaves. It’s also easy from cuttings.
The Asters have started to flower. Most of my asters have smallish flower except for the one above which is one of the larger flowered varieties, but I have no idea which as the label is long-lost, although I know it’s not Monch as I have never bought that one.
As you may know Asters have been through a serious review of their names over recent years, with the changes being adopted a few years back in the US and coming into force in the UK this year. Above is what I purchased as Aster umbellata but is not Dollingeria umbellata – that will take some time to remember.
I’m not sure of the name of this one either so I will have to ask Helen Picton at Old Court Nursery.
The Japanese Anemones have started to flower which is good news. I have had the one above for years and it has been divided, moved, composted over and over again. The plant above is in the front garden and has taken a few years to start flowering but now it is it is adding some brightness to a shady corner.
I am pleased to see Prinz Heinrich flowering; it along with two other pink varieties were added to the Cottage/Rose Border last year. Lady Emily is in bud but Queen Charlotte is looking a little weedy. Hopefully next year they will be better established and flower strongly.
Flowering delights in the pots include this yellow auricula. Grown from seed probably 3 years ago its flower surprised me when I was tidying up at the weekend.
And I must share my Kangaroo Paw with you as I am very proud of it having grown the plant from seed probably 4 years ago. It will have to go back under cover soon to protect it for the winter.
Another home grown plant – this time a hardy fuschia grown from a cutting last year acquired from a HPS friend. I do know the variety but it has got too dark for me to go and peer at the label so I will leave you wondering.
Finally my beloved Kirengshoma palmata which I included in my Vase on Monday post – I can report they don’t in my limited experience do very well as a cut flower.
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