2017 Highlights continued……

I bought this Hemerocallis “Mexicali Blues” from Slightly Different Nursery in North Carolina in 2014. I find from experience that US grown daylilies need a season or so to settle down in our cooler climate to really give of their best and Mexicali Blues has now made itself at home in the UK and was stunning in the summer of 2017. It has made quite a substantial clump and I have every hope that I can divide it after flowering this summer.DSC_0140

 

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2017 Highlights

As it’s so cold and I really don’t feel like going out into the gatden I thought I’d look back at some of the plants that did well last year.

As they say on TV, “In no particular order…”

Paeony Coral Charm, I bought this on a whim (isn’t it always the way??) from Avondale Nursery at Bagington where I was taken by my sisters as my birthday treat. It’s really worth a trip, they have a large range of plants from Anemones though to Zantedeschia and all sorts in between. I bought Aruncus, Geum, Sanguisorba & Veronicastrum to name a few, then spotted the Paeony at such a good price I couldn’t resist it. I really just liked the name & had no idea of its habit of opening coral then fading to a delectable cream. Double bubble!!

to be continued….