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More winter Aconites

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More winter Aconites

A good clump of Amy's aconites enjoying a sheltered spot.



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Aren't they lovely Janey and special too as they came from Amy :)

30 Jan, 2018

 

Yes Dawn, special and such a treat for end of Jan...xx

30 Jan, 2018

 

Lovely aren't they,Janey? and I also had some from Amy,which have just opened this week..not as many flowers as yours yet,but I think they will spread nicely :o)

30 Jan, 2018

 

Amy's aconites are all over the country :-)

30 Jan, 2018

 

Ha ha...we all have some and we're all hoping she is ok and settling in....and a whole new garden to care for..:))

30 Jan, 2018

 

Yes!! She briefly emailed me on Sunday, they have moved, she's doing a blog when a bit more settled but she said the bad luck had followed them ,:-(.

30 Jan, 2018

 

Those Aconites are simply lovely! What joy their bright colours bring to the dull days of January & February! I don't know why but these are one of the few spring flowering bulbs I've never had! I'll have to remedy that next year!

I'm sorry for Amy to hear that her bad luck has followed her to her new house! ? Hope she is able to get over it soon & once she has got the new house more or less put together perhaps she can make a start on her new garden.

31 Jan, 2018

 

Balcony, it's a good time to move really as she will see what she has inherited in the new garden from the start of the year.

31 Jan, 2018

 

I think I may move my Aconites Balc, as they're in a shady spot so never actually open! I love the little frilly collar they have like a ruff...

It is Dawn, just a bit chilly house wise, can't really have all doors and windows open....but cosy evenings to plan for the garden...

31 Jan, 2018

 

Janey, I was thinking of moving my aconites that are in the shade too as the other ones in full sun (not as we get much in January) have done so much better.

31 Jan, 2018

 

Oh I will then, nearer the house, so I can see them from the kitchen..:))

31 Jan, 2018

 

Be a chance to split them and get more clumps planted up.

31 Jan, 2018

 

Yes it will Dawn...then remembering in summer where they are..lol!

31 Jan, 2018

 

Lol yes!
I'm just reading my glorious book, Beth Chatto's Woodland Garden, in which she talks about winter aconites and says they are quite invasive in her light sandy soil so might be worth adding sand to the soil when we move them, seems they thrive on free draining soil which I haven't got.

1 Feb, 2018

 

Thanks for this tip Dawn..mine might benefit from adding some too..they aren't spreading much either,but do get plenty of sun..and I agree with you ,Janey..remembering where they are in summer ..ooops ! might have dug some up :o)

1 Feb, 2018

 

That does sound a good read Dawn, especially on a February Fill Dyke day like this..:((
That's interesting to know, I'll move mine to the sunny side of the garden...im just wondering how they'll fare during the summer as it'll be hot and dry.

1 Feb, 2018

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Amy
 

How lovely to see my Aconites being enjoyed by my good friends ,I'm about to publish my Part 3 ...

2 Feb, 2018

 

There you are Amy! Hope all is settling down and everything is coming together...:) xx

2 Feb, 2018

 

How lovely to see you Amy! We've missed you! X

2 Feb, 2018

 

Janey, I will read what Beth Chatto says about summers conditions and will let you know.

2 Feb, 2018

 

Thanks Dawn, that's great!

2 Feb, 2018

 

Hi Janey, the book doesn't say but Beth has them in her wood garden and the RHS say they need Well-drained, Moist but well-drained soil, yes, that old chestnut :-)

4 Feb, 2018

 

Yes a little contradictory Dawn...thank you though, they wouldn't be happy on my sunny side....so woodland side it is..and shady....in fact I'll leave them where they are, as that IS where they're happy...lol!

4 Feb, 2018

 

Looks like I should move mine out of a sunny spot too..but sadly,I can't see my one and only shady border,except from a bedroom..and I ain't gonna keep going in there to look at them ! Lol..I guess they are going to take their chances where they are..all three of them in flower,,so far :o)

4 Feb, 2018

 

You are funny Sandr! Ha ha..oh dear you have to laugh...
So we're decided then, they're staying put!
Now what else can we think of moving??

4 Feb, 2018

 

It's being so cheerful,that keeps us going ,Janey ! do you remember the Comedian with that catch phrase,on the Radio? think it was Al Read. flipping heck,(Yorkshire saying ) that's showing my age..ha ha.Yes,let's leave em be,..mmm,you've got me thinking now ! Lol..might move a Skimmia..another one I can hardly see....:o( x

4 Feb, 2018

 

Yes, we have to keep smiling :-)
The aconites seem a bit fussy don’t they.
I’m always moving plants around and it’s amazing how they do so much better in a spot they like.

4 Feb, 2018



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