What is catching your eye?

punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 5,469

Looking through the seed catalogues, as us gardeners do at this time, my eye has been caught by a climbing Dicentra, with yellow flowers, and what are described as decorative brown seed pods.

What is catching your eye?

And may you never lay your head down
Without a hand to hold
May you never make your bed out in the cold
«134

Posts

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICTPosts: 11,213

    A climbing dicentra with yellow flowers sounds pretty exotic. 

    My eyes are trained on much more mundane things. Last summer I watched the bees flying past my red runner beans without a second look all summer. They took until the end of summer to pay the slightest, sniffiest attention to my red and white ones. So this year I am planning on trying sone white-flowered ones. Maybe Moonlight.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • Victoria SpongeVictoria Sponge WearsidePosts: 2,442

    That's interesting, the yellow dicentra, not that I'm an expert on these things. The website I went on described it as 'elf climbing' which I like even moreimageimage

    I'm moderately self indulgent so I've already ordered a lot of exciting things for next year but at the moment I've got my eye on some dahlias from a specialist nursery not too far away and some gladioli I need for a colour scheme. They're from what looks to be a show/exhibit place, but they won't know I'm just a normal person will theyimage

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 15,532

    I'm always on the look-out for more dahlias, but I'm looking at growing some cannas from seed for the new " Jungle " border .

    Devon.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 24,510

    The climbing dicentra is great punkdoc, a lovely shade plant. Copes with anything except hot and dry. One of mine  had its roots under water for ages last winter and flowered for weeks this year.

     

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 15,532

    just bitten the bullet and ordered 6 ginger rhizomes and a packet of ginger seed.

    Devon.
  • LynLyn Posts: 9,030

    Hosta, can you grow ginger plants from bits of supermarket ginger, sure I've seen it somewhere.

    A decent lawn mower is catching my eye this year, one that starts on a key, I cant be doing with these pull cord jobbies.

    I have lots of different seeds this year from the seed swap, Nut sent me some paricularly nice ones, all a challenge, so no seed cats for me this year.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 15,532

    Lyn, I've no idea to be honest. Give it a go and see what happens?? I'd be  interested to see the results.

     

    Devon.
  • TootlesTootles Posts: 1,471

    I'd like to try growing ginger too. I'd heard it is quite invasive - anyone grown it before?

    I can never start the pull cord mowers Lyn! I End up looking like (even more of) a nutter trying to yank ours into life image

    On the seeds / plant catalogues; my eyes lit up at the lovely colours and photos in the Sarah Raven one yesterday. I was thinking WOW, I wish I could grow such perfect Blooms!  On closer inspection though, the images look a bit faked. Like they've been doctored or superimposed onto background shots. I wonder if I'm paranoid or if they actually do this??

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 24,510

    Can't comment on Sarah Ravens catalogue, I haven't seen it, but there are a lot of 'improved' images in catalogues.

  • TootlesTootles Posts: 1,471

    thanks for the link. I think I'll give it a miss - sounds slow, and big, and tricky!

«134
Sign In or Register to comment.