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Kathryn Robertson's forum posts

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Re: please identify this plant

from Kathryn Robertson

Worth asking your neighbour if she has any seedlings to give you in a month or two. I have this in my garden too, and it self seeds freely.

  • Posted: Sat. 5th July 2014 13:47

Re: Exotic looking plant with clusters of black berries?

from Kathryn Robertson

Looks like a mahonia. It makes yellow flowers in winter, followed by the berries.

  • Posted: Fri. 8th June 2012 18:42

Heuchera "Silver scrolls". And nectaroscordum.

from Kathryn Robertson

I bought several heuchera varieties last autumn and they've all done well, but I especially like Silver Scrolls. I have two in plain dark grey pots on the sides of my patio steps, and they've looked great right through winter on their own, fab in spring underplanted with little bright pink species tulips, and are still looking marvellous on their own again, now with three-foot high flower spikes - much more dramatic flowers than the other varieties.
And nectaroscordum. I planted these in a dry shady corner where nothing so beautiful would normally consider growing, and they've come up for a second year with two flower spikes instead of one, looking perfectly happy.

  • Posted: Fri. 8th June 2012 15:55
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Re: Unknown Heuchera

from Kathryn Robertson

It looks like the common form of heuchera sanguinea which was available before all the more recent brightly-foliaged cultivars.

  • Posted: Tue. 5th June 2012 14:56

Re: Re: Re: Unknown plant with beautiful flower head

from Kathryn Robertson

Nectaroscordum do self seed so you may just have been lucky - they are beautiful plants

  • Posted: Tue. 5th June 2012 14:15

Re: Re: Re: Advice on a red flowering plant to use against white cobbles

from Kathryn Robertson

Dianthus Cruentus. It's evergreen and it's red and it was part of the planting scheme in the Daily Telegraph Chelsea show garden last year. I'm suggesting this rather cheekily as it's on my own wish list for my gravel bed, but I haven't yet grown it myself. Maybe we can try it together and compare notes!

  • Posted: Sat. 14th April 2012 07:21