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Osteospermum actually has flowers and buds Honestly thought it had

Osteospermum actually has flowers and buds Honestly thought it had

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Osteospermum "light copper" by sammsfamily

Orange and purple Osteospermum flowers

This week I have had to enlist the assistance of the time machine again, on loan from our very own Six on Saturday Time Lord, Dr Prop.

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Osteospermum 'Flower Power Spider White' shows off an abundance of daisy-shape blooms with unique spoon-shape petals. It grows 14 inches tall. Zones 9-11

Part of a new range of double Osteospermums which cope well in low light conditions and unlike its single flowered relations the flowers ...

African Daisy (Osteospermum ecklonis, Serenity Lavender Bliss) A profusion of lavender flowers with distinct spoon shaped petals. Excellent for ground cover ...

The parent of this osteospermum didn't make it through the various beasts of last winter/spring. Luckily I had a back up which flowered earlier in the year ...

Next another new purchase, an osteospermum. It wasn't in flower when I bought it, but I took a chance. I am a wild child. Perhaps more accurately a wild ...

Osteospermum double All Flowers, Exotic Flowers, Amazing Flowers, Purple Flowers, Colorful Flowers

The pomegranates have started to bud. I had cut them back hard. They have lovely flowers but no fruit. I'm not convinced they are ornamental so lets see if ...

Osteospermum

Osteospermum whirligigs ...

So as we plan for 2019 I've had a bit of a reflect on this year. I can't believe where the year has gone but here I am another year older. Wiser. Heavier.

Now we have a slightly battered flower of the osteospermum that never sleeps. A slight exaggeration perhaps (moi?). The Beasts stopped it in its tracks, ...

Gavin's Flower for April Peach/Salmon Colored African Daisy. beautiful!

6 Just When You Think It's All Over

I have a few favorites which I think are definitely worthwhile leaving in the ground. Number one is the Species tulip Tulipa clusiana, Lady Jane.

Daisies Yellow Flowers, Pretty Flowers, Full Sun Flowers, Happy Flowers, Pastel Flowers

After a week or more away, I have come home to builders, scaffolding, inaccessible plants and a really vicious cold. For this reason (and I will continue to ...

I'm glad to be joining Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for her weekly gathering of Monday vases. She has a lovely sky blue arrangement today, so do click on ...

I adore Osteospermums, they just keep going! They don't mind drought conditions which means less watering, and come in almost every colour.

I'm glad to be joining Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for her weekly gathering of Monday vases. She has a lovely sky blue arrangement today, so do click on ...

Osteospermum 3D Lemon Ice

It has been a rather discombobulating week, with midweek shenanigans and not much work. The little work I did proved to be rather beneficial, it seems that ...

On to the actual plants, this is the front bed to the left of the front steps. It has strong color now. From a distance I think it looks pretty good, ...

It took me two years to find an affordable witch hazel and then another couple of years for it to flower. This year was the first.

Ive never seen such long stems. Glorious colours too. The osteospermums have been spreading. When the sun shines – briefly so far- they all open together.

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Gardens: Adapt and survive

I can quite honestly say that it was not worth the wait. Apparently it is quite variable in form. Not sure this is its best incarnation.

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40 perianal flowers

I'm glad to be joining Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for her weekly gathering of Monday vases. She has a lovely sky blue arrangement today, so do click on ...

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This tulip is not in my garden, nor was it ever. However over the last few weeks I have greatly enjoyed the glorious ...

Landscape Trades October 2018

The plant was given to me as a grandfather's pipe but I have never found any reference to this plant being named so. More often it is called the basket ...

The internet is awash with predictions about what this winter is going to be like. Across the Atlantic, the US has already had its first major snow storm ...

Proven Winners Boldly Dark Red Geranium (Pelargonium) Live Plant, Red Flowers, 4.25

This little beauty is a reliable ground cover plant; so reliable that I think she's going to have to be more than halved in size soon.

I'm glad to be joining Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for her weekly gathering of Monday vases. She has a lovely sky blue arrangement today, so do click on ...

June in the garden

Osteospermum

Siler's tuberose, Manfreda sileri, is in flower and the flowers are borne on a stem over 6' tall. The plant is native to south Texas.

I have no idea whether the poppies were deliberately sown or had just self-seeded from last year but the effect was stunning!

It has recovered with very dense branching and tons of new growth. No flowers yet, but they should be coming soon. Both plants are Dahlightful Tupelo Honey.

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And don't forget about all that greenery that comes with your flowers! Green is one of the colours we love most, and it brings with it feelings of ...

Next we have a hellebore stuck in Groundhog Day. I don't mind in the slightest, although I do hope it doesn't exhaust itself. I don't want to be hearing ...

The snapdragon is flowering now. There are tons of buds. I have been anxiously awainting the first blossoms. Click it and check it out.

If you have ever wondered why I love lantana - this is a pretty good demonstration of why. They looked great all summer and will keep doing so until a ...

No, its not chic, its not thought of in polite gardening circles as stylish or understated. For me that is the joy of it though. Its fairgrounds and seaside ...

Last year I had concern over the improperly formed buds on the flowers. The petals never seemed to open and remained in an almost fused condition.

A strong link between Spain and London are some of the plants we grow in each. I don't think I'll be growing large agaves or prickly pears in London though!

New flower buds. Seedhead after the petals have ...

No, its not chic, its not thought of in polite gardening circles as stylish or understated. For me that is the joy of it though. Its fairgrounds and seaside ...

At one time I had some of the supposedly easy to grow Osteospermum in my garden Not sure where it went to because it's not to be found anywhere out there.

During the 17th century, striped tulips were often featured in paintings by the Dutch Masters

The plant is thought to have insect repellent properties. The genus is named for Greek poet Nicander, who wrote about plants.

A smooth cocktail of colours, purple buds opening to apricot, with rose shadings. Geum Mai Tai have fuzzy, dark green pinnate leaves and erect purple stems ...

The lighter Osteospermum, seen in the top photo is also from the Bronze Bed, but it's a bit of a mystery as to how it got there and what it is!

"Money" seeds are starting to form on Honesty. I thought an Orange Tip was laying eggs on this plant but haven't yet found any caterpillars.

If you have ever wondered why I love lantana - this is a pretty good demonstration of why. They looked great all summer and will keep doing so until a ...

Well imagine no more! You can see this vision for real at RHS Hyde Hall from the 4th June to 30th September. Thompson & Morgan have created a breathtaking ...

Osteospermum ecklonis '3D Silver'

I don't think I can entirely blame the clocks going forward an hour this weekend for my weariness this morning. It might have had something to do with ...

What is it about a good paeony that's so pleasing? Is it the fat flower

Your June garden to do list

New flower buds. Seedhead after the petals have ...

This is a pic from two or three years ago taken from the upstairs window. Things have been moved. Things have been removed. Others added.

No, its not chic, its not thought of in polite gardening circles as stylish or understated. For me that is the joy of it though. Its fairgrounds and seaside ...

Osteospermum. It always takes me a few weeks to accustom myself to the shortening days and falling temperatures. All week I have struggled to get up in the ...

Native to Brazil and Uruguay, its native habitat is hilly grasslands where the summers are warm and winters cool but well above freezing.

Reputedly the scent of the flowers is one of the strongest you'll get from a Choisya but, to be honest, I have to shove my nose right into them to get the ...

I like it less when viewed from the front. It just feels like a mess. I think getting some landscape bricks in as an edging would help, but I really need to ...

Bright Petunia with Coleus in A Garden For All by Kathy Diemer https://

Osteospermum (no ID), white with a blue eye - some of these originally had spoon-shaped petals but they seem to have reverted to a more conventional form, ...

Choosing red blooms can create a feeling of excitement and energy, and is even thought to have a positive effect on the immune system!

Trailing african daisy! it looks nothing like the daisies Ive seen, this one looks

I bought this Speedwell below (Veronica spicata 'Giles van Hees') because the flower buds were "demure" yet dramatic. I don't know how else to say it.

... slender leaves that have a unique metallic glimmer. They form in to a dense dome of foliage making them excellent ground cover to suppress weeds.

Leaf of Leucanthemum vulgare

They have lovely flowers but no fruit. I'm not convinced they are ornamental so lets see if we get any – just one would be nice- this year.

Osteospermum, is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the Calenduleae, one of the

Buds are out on our lemon tree. Hopefully we'll have a really good

snow crocus

Chelsea is as much a fantastic event for people-watching as it is a place to soak up horticultural inspiration and there was a noticeably incongruous ...

For sheer oddness and prolific flowering the award has to go to the recently introduced Calynopsis series. As a child I chose a Calceolaria as 'my plant' ...

One of the nice things about this lime tree, sometimes called bartender's lime or key lime, is that it flowers on and off throughout the year so it is easy ...

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This dwarf azalea is one that I brought from Sutherland Place when I left there in 2009. It had been part of the contents of a filled pot given to me when ...

Orange and yellow are generally found to create feelings like optimism and happiness. These colours are also often associated with food, which means they ...

Horticulture has a grand tradition of theft. One of my favorite plant combinations I ever used was actually just discovered by the plants on a greenhouse ...

Final touches to the garden this month has seen the addition of some snowdrops and aconites under the Kilmarnock Willow tree, planting of some sweetpeas and ...

... clumps of colour through late-spring and are perfect for ground cover planting. They love full sun and is tough enough to suppress weeds and thrive even ...

Flowers and flower bud of Verbascum virgatum

... image I have in my heart, still resonating from the first one I saw on-line. Something to look forward to around the end of December and the beginning ...