Monthly Archives: July 2009

Hall’s Honeysuckle

Lonicera japonica var. halliana – Hall’s Honeysuckle Hall’s Honeysuckle – buds, new flowers white, old flowers yellow My favourite vine for part sun. I have heard that in other places this is invasive (by seeds spreading and by spreading and … Continue reading

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Colocasia ‘Black Beauty’

Super excited! My Colocasia ‘Black Beauty’ which I thought died this spring has just started to grow again. Two new shoots from last years (rotten) bulb in a 4″ pot Last year this almost flowered for me twice but didn’t … Continue reading

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Astrantia major – Masterwort

Astrantia major (Masterwort) is a fantastic shade plant that I don’t feel gets enough credit for being as great as it is. The flowers are made up of a ring of bracts which generally range from dark pink to light … Continue reading

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Hostas – part 2

Part 2 (I think of 2 because everyone knows a lot about many hostas already and also because I want to move onto new and much more exciting things) – Notable varieties and why they are notable and, if applicable … Continue reading

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Hostas – part 1

I should start by saying that even though I work at a large cooperate garden center There is nothing better than visiting some smaller specialists from time to time. That was the case last weekend when I visited a place … Continue reading

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