|An established plant of 'Annelise'|
Anyway last weekend I was giving a talk and two of the audience, who are keen gardeners living near to me told me that a local small nursery had two plants for sale. Quite co-incidentally it was the lady from whom I had obtained the original university plant many years ago. So obvious - I should have asked her before. Anyway I dashed down there after a hasty lunch and was delighted to buy a good sized plant for £20 which now graces my front garden.
|My new plant of 'Annelise' (bamboos to keep the postman from short-cutting!)|
I must also give you an update on a past acquisition. Those readers that have lasted since year may remember me blogging on the saga of Sinocalycanthus 'Hartlage Wine'. This was one of last year's desiderata and you can read about it here. Anyway the excellent plant that I eventually obtained from the Duchy Nursery came through the winter with no mishap and is now nicely flowering in the light shade in my front garden. It's planted next to a Sambucus 'Pink Thundercloud' which should provide a good contrast of foliage and toning flowers if they ever bloom together. Success!
|Sinocalycanthus 'Hartlage Wine' - Chad tells me this should now be Calycanthus x raulstonii 'Hartlage Wine' and he's probably correct, although Hilliers still had it as Sinocalycanthus at Chelsea the other week.|
Trouble is, every time I cross something off the 'lust list', there's something else I need to add. Anyone know where I can get a good form of Fatsia polycarpa?
|Fatsia polycarpa at Tregrehan in Cornwall|