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 What's your plant of the moment? 
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Hyssopus officinalis ssp. aristatus the dwarf, compact form of the common hyssop.

The dark intensely blueish violet flowers are too die for at the moment.
A few of the leaves sprinkled over hard boiled eggs, mayonnaise etc. aren't too bad either.


Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:10 am
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Martinnicklin wrote:
A truly stunning rose completely ruined by the junk underneath it. I cannot see the point of growing a rose to such perfection only to have the viewer's attention focus on the hideous mess holding it up. Surely they can come up with something a bit more architectural, imaginative and attractive to support that beauty???!!!

True. If I had seen anybody I would have told them, a $5 piece of 8'black rebar,driven 3' deep, and some heavy duty mono line would hold it up forever. Or those dedicated rubber plant ties. Better then the bad Eiffel Tower contraption they have going.


Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:35 pm
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Aloe mitriformis.

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Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:11 pm
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Melianthus major

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Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:29 am
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Love Melianthus major Keith have you managed to flower it yet?


Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:53 pm
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Kev Spence wrote:
Love Melianthus major Keith have you managed to flower it yet?


Kev, yes, it flowers occasionally rather than regularly.

This photo was taken yesterday evening. The plant is about waist height. Come the autumn it puts on a spurt of vigorous growth and ends up around head height. By the time spring comes around it looks past its best and then I cut all stems down to within a couple of inches of the ground. It's my belief that this regime promotes the freshest most attractive growth together with the most beautiful colour.

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