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Alstroemeria 'Elvira'


By Simbad

Alstroemeria 'Elvira' (Alstroemeria aurantiaca (Peruvian Lily))

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Lovely, I've tried to grow them but fail, I guess they dont like my heavy clay.

12 Jun, 2015


Me too Dawn I've bought a couple in the past but they don't come back, but beautiful flowers Simbad, might have to treat myself to one again, oh apart from psitacina which has survived winter in a pot I protected :)

12 Jun, 2015


Very well marked on this one.

13 Jun, 2015


First time I've grown them too,mine are growing in heavy clay Dawn and Daylily you need to have another go ;-), I'm sure I remember seeing a picture of yours Daylily think I wrote the name down to look out for it :-)
Thanks Wylie I love this one just wish I'd bought more they were being sold off really cheaply on our visit to Breezy Knees gardens last year,very pot bound but once freed it really took off :-)

14 Jun, 2015


ps I bought 'indian summer' yesterday at the garden centre 7.99 didnt think that too bad really, Karensusan has it and I saw it locally in a front garden, large plant and looked fab so im going to put it in south facing border and hopefully .............:))

14 Jun, 2015


That was cheap Daylily most I've seen are around £12-£14 this one was £6 half price, hope you find a good spot for it ;-)

14 Jun, 2015


That's what I thought really as I saw some at Wyvale £14, this other GC are reasonable and they had lots of them so dropped lucky I think, you don't mind so much if you lose them then do you :))

14 Jun, 2015


That's true Daylily and its always nice to get a bargain :-)

14 Jun, 2015


It is, went to GW Live at NEC on Friday, got some nice purchases but took a while to decide what I wanted but did quite well in the end and weather stayed dry, rained just as we got back to car! :))

14 Jun, 2015


Oooo what did you buy Daylily, haven't been to GW Live for several years we did go to Harrogate in May though, just a shame it wasn't the week before,we came back from holiday then and we flew from Birmingham!

14 Jun, 2015


I bought Geum Borisii, you.have that one don't you, Penstemon Garnet, Phygelius Candy drops Red, verbena bonariensis, campanula punctata white and pink, 3 alpines and a blue grass Festuca, bought quite a lot of plants lately as trying to re-vamp borders and create a 'hot' south facing border, so much inspiration on here!!! :)) Where did you go nice for hols :))

14 Jun, 2015


I must try again too if you don't think its the clay Kathy. Are they frost tender ?

15 Jun, 2015


I do Daylily, nice plants you bought :-)
We went to Gran Canaria haven't been there for 27 years on your honeymoon it was lovely really quite.
No not frost tender Dawn second year in the ground for mine :-)

17 Jun, 2015


ooh lovely, we have been married 27 years in October.

Dawn I have read that you should put a deep mulch over alstroes over winter to protect them to get them through the first couple of years, I bought one a couple of years ago and left it in the ground, didn't mulch it but it didn't come back but my moms got some in a pot which have survived.

18 Jun, 2015


Fancy that !! we've been married 28 years in September, Rob(OH) retired a couple of months ago time flies.
Oh now you mention it think mine from Hayloft said to mulch,oooops I forgot ;-)

18 Jun, 2015


lol, it certainly does, I was only 21 and that's our eldest daughters age now, its scary lol, ooh nice to retire :)) I think its trial and error isn't it with the alstroes, when we moved here we had some of the common orangey tall ones but they're gone now, that was just before I really got into gardening :))

18 Jun, 2015

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