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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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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A most curious “obedient plant”

Planted this year 2 specimens of Physostegia virginiana ‘Bouquet rose’. The name obedient plant comes from the odd fact that the flower-heads, when moved from their usual position, stay put instead of springing back as most flowers would. Grab the middle vertical line and drag it to the left or…

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