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Perennials / Re: Salvias
« Last post by Umbrian on Today at 08:14:18 AM »
Beautiful Fermi, looks like a really stout shrubby variety and the Pomegranite provides a good backdrop.
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Annuals / Re: Papaver rhoeas
« Last post by Charithea on Today at 07:43:23 AM »
I love them all!!!
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Perennials / Re: Salvias
« Last post by Charithea on Today at 07:41:27 AM »
Hi Fermi. Your photos remind me how lucky we gardeners are.  There is always a 'flower' to cheer us up.  Even here, without rain as yet, we are enjoying the beautiful sight of Salvia leucantha, Salvia 'Anthony Parker and Salvia madrensis.They have proved to be great fighters.  Even our Salvia martinusborg has finely shown it's beauty.  Some are struggling but they are there.  New seeds have been sown and expectations are there for more resilient varieties to establish themselves.  Thank you once more for the pleasure your photos bring.
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Annuals / Re: Papaver rhoeas
« Last post by Fermi on November 16, 2018, 11:56:18 PM »
Some more of the poppies showing slight variations
cheers
fermi
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Perennials / Re: Salvias
« Last post by Fermi on November 16, 2018, 11:51:48 PM »
Salvia apiana has very strongly scented foliage and spikes of strange white flowers (some describe them as "upside down").
I've yet to propagate this one (seedlings germinated but didn't mature) which is why this plant, still "in" a pot with roots anchoring it to the ground under a Pomegranate!
cheers
fermi
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Trees and Shrubs / Montanoa grandiflora
« Last post by John J on November 16, 2018, 11:39:17 AM »
We first came across this plant in the gardens at Chellat on the MGS trip to Morocco in 2014. (see first photo).
My wife eventually acquired one with the help of Fleur Pavlidis, who got it from Lefterios Dariotis, and we collected it from her on one of our transits through Athens airport. The second photo shows the first flowers produced by our small plant.
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Perennials / Re: Salvias
« Last post by Fermi on November 16, 2018, 06:54:36 AM »
Sue Templeton at Salvia Specialist http://www.salviaspecialist.com/catalog/salvias-t/taraxacifolia/ has suggested that my unnamed Salvia is Salvia taraxacifolia
cheers
fermi
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Plant identification / LAVATERA?
« Last post by Hilary on November 15, 2018, 08:26:17 AM »
I snapped this flowering bush when we went to the local plant nursery to stock up with 'new' tiny cacti.
I failed to snap the information notice attached to the plant and the name seemed too difficult for me to  remember.
Since I always have a notebook and pencil* with me why didn't I note down the name?
Anyway does anyone know the name of this plant?

* but not a piece of string or safety pin
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Perennials / Re: Salvias
« Last post by David Dickinson on November 15, 2018, 12:19:38 AM »
Thanks Fermi. The contrast of the inky blue and white does seem to be more pronounced in Meigan's Magic than in Phyllis' Fancy. It seems I will have to go on dreaming as it is not available outside Australia as far as I can see. One for the wish list I suppose.
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Perennials / Re: Salvias
« Last post by Fermi on November 14, 2018, 02:51:56 PM »
Hi David,
it isn't one that I grow but I found a reference to it on an Aussie site:http://www.salviaspecialist.com/catalog/salvias-m-p/meigans-magic/
cheers
fermi
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