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The star of the show 2018.

The_herpetologistThe_herpetologist West YorksPosts: 481
edited July 2018 in Plants
I am happy to announce the standout absolute star of the show in my garden this year is my creeping purple clover. It is just wonderful. And if I want new plants, I just break a piece off and stick it in some moist soil where I want it to grow. It looks great and I just love it.

Interested to hear your ‘garden star’ nominations....


  • FireFire LondonPosts: 13,927
    edited July 2018
    Creeping purple clover? Oxalis?

    My star of the show has been, without doubt, linaria. White and pink. I've been cutting back and it's just flowering and flowering. All the insects love it. Pretty, tough, useful, happy in the heat.
  • The_herpetologistThe_herpetologist West YorksPosts: 481
    Trifolium repens ‘purpurescens’
    Oleander. One has flowered for the first time and it’s a double !  I feel all Mediterranean, might make paella for dinner.
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,964
    Lobelia tupa has put up five-spikes and about to flower ; first time in four years !
  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,532
    edited July 2018
    The star of my show is whichever one I'm eating at the time.  :D

  • BijdezeeBijdezee BPosts: 1,484
    My herbal star this year has been my Dill. I just love the shape of it and I noticed today that it has swallowtail caterpillars on it.

  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 7,726
    My oleanders are going mad also, I have creeping purple clover in my wildflower meadow, its nothing like that!
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,964

    Your plants are stunning ; I always admire the umbellifers !

    One of my favourite shrubs is in full glory right now ; Hydrangea aspera 'sargentiana'
    Very thirsty though , four gallons (approx.18 litres) of water a day ! Well worth it .
  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen Spain.Posts: 5,590
    Am I allowed two stars? 

    Gaura whirling butterflies is the current star of my front border:

    and echinaceas in the back border...

  • The_herpetologistThe_herpetologist West YorksPosts: 481
    I'm adding another late contender. Creeping Baby's Breath which (bizarrely) has just began to flower in my garden. First time growing it and it bloody rocks!
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