Category Archives: Plant of the Month

Plant of the Month – September 2017

Colchicums from Paddy Parmee Easy to grow in good, deep, moisture-retentive soil, Colchicums appear from their summer dormancy, to flower in the autumn. They are often called ”Naked Ladies” as they appear without their leaves, which only properly appear in winter … Continue reading

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Plant of the Month – August 2017

Campanula Blithe Spirit from Lesley Baker This Campanula could have equally been posted as the plant of the month for July, it has had such an astonishing number of flowers for weeks! I have had this plant for 3 growing … Continue reading

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Plant of the Month- July 2017

Sedum obtusifolium  from Lesley Baker   A new plant to me for 2016, this sedum has immediately become a favourite! I obtained my plant from Tim Ingram of Copton Ash nursery early in 2016, and I squeezed it into a … Continue reading

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Plant of the month – June 2017

Dianthus ‘Dainty Dame’ I have grown this Dianthus for many years and it just does not get quite as straggly as some. I have also found that when it gets larger pieces root easily. It is a very distinctive Dianthus … Continue reading

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Plant of the Month – May 2017

Lithodora zahnii Azure-Ness from Lesley Baker This small shrubby plant has been with me for several years now, much to the delight of the bees in the neighbourhood – it’s always buzzing with them (though they always seem to disappear … Continue reading

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Plant of the month – April 2017

This month – there are three ‘plants’ for the month from David Hanslow which are flowering in his garden. I have information on 2 of them, and have now been informed by Caroline, our Dorset member, that the 3rd is … Continue reading

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Plant of the month – March 2017

My thanks to Frank Rhodes who has kindly sent the text and photos for this month’s ‘Plant of the month’. Muscarimia moschatum and Muscarimia ambrosiacum, to give them the names by which I have always known them, though I believe … Continue reading

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Plant of the month – February 2017

Iris reticulata ‘Painted Lady’ I grow my reticulate irises in pots each year and stand them out in all weathers until the buds appear. I then move them to a shelf under the eaves of the house by the back … Continue reading

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Plant of the month – January 2017

Massonia pseudoechinata The common name for Massonias is the hedgehog lily and it is not hard to see why. I obtained my plant from the South African Bulb Group. I also have M. pustulata and have found them relatively easy … Continue reading

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Plant of the month – December 2016

Ranunculus calandrinioides is a dwarf perennial with fleshy roots and is a very variable plant. Its grey-green leaves are lanceolate but with either a plain wavy edge or with deep serrations. The 1 to 3 flowers, up to 5 cm … Continue reading

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