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Lyn and Malcolms Garden Blog
Quite a lot more rain since the last posting and
temperature down to +7.7 during the night a couple of days ago.
I said that some of the Brugmansias will be dripping with flowers soon, well
below is a picture showing the first.
It is 'Dalens Glory'. It always flowers well for us, but the downside for me is
that I can never get many cuttings
to root and survive till the following Spring. All the other Brugmansias we
have, I find there is no problem
This will be the next to flower heavily. We don't actually know it's name. Lyn's
brother gave it to us many years
ago. We just call it 'Yellow' !! This is not the original plant, it was a
cutting from the original, which was actually
shown with me preparing the cutting on Gardeners World, about 8 years ago.
On our open days we often get visitors confused with Datura and Brugmansia. The
picture below is of a Datura
which we grow from seed. I always say if the flower looks up it is a Datura, and
if it looks down, it is a Brugmansia.
It has been just over a week since our last open
day of the summer.
To be honest we have been a bit disappointed with the numbers of visitors to the
garden this summer.
Ok we have been spoilt for a long time with really good numbers of visitors, 200
or more on a Sunday where not unusual.
This last Sunday we had 128 visitors on a good weather day. Many when asked,
have said they had never been before, so that was good.
We will be opening again next year, but not 11am till 5pm as we normally do. We
will go back to the usual 1.30pm or 2pm till 5pm on open day Sundays.
Fortunately our private visits from garden clubs and societies were up this
year, which has helped to raise the money we give to the National Garden Scheme,
and the charities they support.
We will try to encourage more private groups to visit us next year.
Back to the garden. Well it was lucky we had not been open this last weekend, it
has been pouring down with rain for several days now. The Phlox in Lyn's garden
have taken a hammering, they really don't like heavy rain with the big flower
heads they produce. The Lilies suffer from the rain too, the pollen tends to run
over the flowers.
The 'Exotic' garden tends to resist rain damage a little better, last year at
the end of September the Exotic garden was at it's best.
I have noticed the Lemons on the small plant we have, have turned more yellow in
the cooler weather, and look out on our garden blog in a few days time, as some
of the Brugmansia are going to be dripping with lots of flowers. They also like
the cooler weather.
Phlox paniculata 'Eva Cullum'
Lilium 'Red Dutch'
Lilium 'Kushi Maya'
Lilium 'Lily Allen'
Lilium 'Big Brother'
Part of Lyn's garden
And part of the 'Exotic' Garden
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