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I am amazed at the huge range of colour and height available in Monbretia /Crocosmia. I have three. The tallest one I have just acquired but it is a giant at around 6’. Unfortuneately I have no photos of it this year.
Firejumper 1. I have not found this to be as invasive as some.

Firejumper 2

Firejumper 3

Lucifer 1.This I have growing in an old chimney pot. Itis hard to get the true red colour for some reason.

Lucifer 2

Lucifer 3

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Nice to see the pics... they certainly add some colour at this time of year :o)

18 Sep, 2010


I have seen it in a very bright red as well...I like the look of them in all of their various delicate yet strong...lovely

18 Sep, 2010


Thank you both. Lucifer is much redder in real life and I am a bit annoyed that I could not get the shade correct. The Firejumper is a lovely plant. Photo1 is a good rep. of the colour of it. It is almost striped. Itis in shade most of the time and it shines out like a beacon.

18 Sep, 2010


You could perhaps try photographing Lucifer at a different time of day .. early morning or late evening.... It might help show the red colour ...

18 Sep, 2010


That is a good idea TT thank you will try it. I have been taking pics early in am before starting work in the garden. I am lifting potatoes at the moment and it is some job. Also I have not planted my heuchera in the ground yet because I like to give plants which are known to harbour vine weavil a quarantine period in a pot. One of my palace purple has them so I was side tracked in to getting rid of the mainroot and soil and taking cuttings. I'll see how they do. It was a very sunny am when I took these so will try later on.

18 Sep, 2010


What a great idea to give plants a quarantine period...
...I like that ...
Good luck with your potatoes...
I have a list of autumn garden tasks which seems to get longer by the minute ! Lol.

18 Sep, 2010


I used to open my garden in aid of the local seniors group and the local school. I received gifts of plants to sell from gardeners in the area. I was appalled to find vine weavil in a batch of donated pacific primulas which were very healthy looking. Iwas splitting a huge clump so that we had more to sell. From then on I have always quarantined new plants which I am aware are susceptible, as it is impossible to get rid of it in a third of an acre garden. I also washed the roots of all plants and repotted after that find as I did not want to be responsible for giving them to others. Potatoes are looking good. I will do a blog on whatI achieved this year when I get around to it.

18 Sep, 2010


I like these. They look old fashioned. I don't have them in this garden.

19 Sep, 2010


So far these are my favourite blooms in the garden. I think I have the firejumper and a bright red one. None are as big as 6' though!!

Love the pics.

19 Sep, 2010


I love them too, they really brighten up a corner of my garden where nothing else seems to grow. Lovely pictures scotsgran.

19 Sep, 2010

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