Thursday, 27 May 2010

Plants I liked, Chelsea 2010











In no significant order: Silene dioica 'Firefly' (Hardy's Cottage Garden Plants); Dahlia 'Etheral [sic] (Winchester Growers); Hyacinthus 'Blue Eyes' (Pennings); Hosta 'Snow Mouse' (Mickfield Hostas); Quercus leucotrichophora (Mallet Court); Primula pulverulenta 'Salmon' (unrecorded); Eriophorum russeolum (Waterside Nursery); Lilium 'Arabian Night' (Jacques Amand); Nepenthes truncata 'King of Hearts' (Borneo Exotics).

2 comments:

  1. Dahlia Ethereal (whatever their spelling) is a joy. I got it in 2006 and enjoy it's simplicity and elegance and height. It has a hint of lavender in our cooler summer and autumn.
    And why must the breeders mutilate narcissus? That one in your previous post should've been composted. I want my narcissus and my hemerocallis to have trumpets or deep flares. Let pansies have a flat face, though soon they'll be trumpeting instead. Novelty for novelty's sake is best left behind closed garden doors.
    Keep up the wonderful reporting and commentary.
    Jim

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  2. This is awesome. Wish I could have been there in person! OOooh, Jim. Spare a basal cutting of that Dahlia would you? hehe

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