The chimeric lavatera

Reversion to type on the three quarters left of the plant - June 2021

Last year I reported on the tendency of my ‘Barnsley’ lavatera to revert to type. This season, that trend is confirmed: there are really few pretty, very pale pink ‘Barnsley’ type flowers left. The majority of the flowers are a plain pink ‘Rosea’ type. The 2 cuttings taken last year…

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Two shades of blue?

Beginning of blooming (late this year)

I’ve had G. Rozanne in my garden for quite a few years. I’m somewhat disappointed with its lack of vigour and flowering. Recently I went to my fav. nursery to purchase a couple of new specimens, with the hope to get more flowers in the G. Rozanne patch. They didn’t…

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My cereal plot

My plot of cereals

Papi Jo’s garden is strictly an ornamental garden, even if it has had some potato plants in the past. At the moment, however, there are 2 cereal plants growing at the foot of the ‘Evereste’ apple tree. Birdseed left over from the apple tree in winter. One is bearded, the…

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