Friday, 1 August 2014

Container plants 2014

At the front of the house is a group of large pots, most of which contain one variety of lily with other things This is Lilium 'Firebolt', sharing its pot with Argyranthemum 'Levada Cream'. Great colour, but the flowers are huge and rather 'neck-less', being somewhat buried in the foliage.

Thunbergia 'Arizona Dark Red' climbing on lily stems. This would seem to be a hybrid of T. alata 'African Sunset' and another species.

The succulents are inconvenient to keep over winter without a greenhouse, but so rewarding in summer.

Lilium 'Black Beauty with Populus alba 'Richardii' - not a conventional container plant, but it caught my eye when I was planting the pots.

By the back door: Lythrum salicaria 'Robert' with peppermint, Lilium henryi behind.

Begonia 'Glowing Embers' with Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea' and Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' behind.

Fuchsia 'Hawkshead' and Persicaria 'Purple Fantasy'

1 comment:

  1. Your succulents are in tip-top condition. I've been seeing so many great varieties of lilies this summer, a reminder to order bulbs for pots next year.

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