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By Janey


Acidanthera (Acidanthera murieliae (Peacock orchid))

I absolutely love these.. I remember seeing Sheila's in flower a couple of months ago and wondered if I'd left planting mine far too late, but here they are just beautiful..
I've placed the pot in shade, I think they prefer it and the scent is heavenly, very similar to brugmansia, Angels trumpets..really heady..



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They look very attractive, Janey...are they a summer bulb? The white looks so fresh.

15 Sep, 2020

 

I'd forgotten about these. I had them in a garden years ago and they used to survive there year on year because of the free drainage. Couldn't do that here, but like you, I could put some in a pot. I think they're very graceful and beautifully marked.
Thanks for reminding me!

16 Sep, 2020

 

Gorgeous - so glad they've flowered for you :))

16 Sep, 2020

 

Yes. A gladiolus Julia. There are lots of flowers to each stem and soft arching leaves. I much prefer them to the usual gladioli..

Did you Ange? I had some years ago, but mine never came again.. Yes, I'm so thrilled with them and if I hadn't seen Sheila's, they would still be sitting in a bag on my kitchen worktop!

Yes I love them Sheila, and that scent!

16 Sep, 2020

 

Just made a reminder note toby them in March.Thanks for showing them,Janey.

16 Sep, 2020

 

Ditto,Janey ! I had some of these years ago too,and loved them.Mine didn't come up again the following year either.They were in a pot..
I must make a note for next year too. xx

16 Sep, 2020

 

Good idea Julia..

Yes Sandra, shall have to look and see how you care for them after flowering... Saying that these were a bag of 30 from Poundstretcher....£1.... Well worth it too!

16 Sep, 2020

 

Must admit,I wasn't very good with the aftercare,to be honest,Janey..think I probably threw them out when I decided to renew the compost in the pot ! Lol Mine were only cheap too,but from a similar shop .:o) xx

17 Sep, 2020

 

Very attractive flowers, Janey, a bonus that they have a lovely fragrance too. I haven’t tried these, they look a nice addition to the garden.

18 Sep, 2020

 

I had some Janey but not anymore I shall have to admire yours x

30 Sep, 2020



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