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Lily-of-the-valley (Convallaria majalis)

The first one in flower! my planting last year seems to have succeeded, as I have several clumps - hooray!

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Congrats!! love these wonderful little white bells and the smell is heavenly...I notice the strawberry leaf beside it...I have used wild strawberry as a ground cover in my front garden for years now...found a clump in a field near my home and transplanted it to a sunny south slope in the back took hold and spread so rapidly that I could not believe it...took some to the front garden and it did the same there...likes full sun but does ok in shade too... it's in bloom right now and the birds love the berries when they form and ripen...I've had one, now and then, they are VERY strawberry flavourful...nice things really do come in small

25 Apr, 2008


This time you are wrong, sadly, Lori! I wish I had wild strawberries too, but the leaf is from that Fragaria 'Lipstick' which has sent runners under the tree...and out north south and east as well! Little thug - lucky I like it!

26 Apr, 2008


I'm not familiar with the Fragaria "lipstick" this doesn't have berries?

27 Apr, 2008


Well, I have three Fragarias, one 'Lipstick', one smaller with white flowers (don't know its name) and one called 'Pink Panda'. Last year, 'Pink Panda' produced three lovely tasty berries! They were about half-an-inch long, so bigger than wild strawberries but smaller than the other sort. They are ornamental plants really, so I was surprised. The books say 'rarely produce fruit'.

27 Apr, 2008



28 Apr, 2008

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