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Bunny ...Bunny ... Posts: 3,471
After a discussion with sister in law, we have realised certain flowers we have transplanted on and on and cannot be without. Mine is a dark centred magenta geranium , a flower I have ramble through my spirea snow mound..It makes me smile as one of the first plants I ever had. What is your one flower?


  • Geranium wallichianum 'Buxton's Blue', which was one of the first perennials I grew from seed.  Every time I find a self-sown baby, it gets transplanted to any bare patch I can find.  Makes a great ground cover, lovely shade of blue flower, never gets out of hand and seems to grow regardless of the amount of sun or shade it gets - I wish every plant I grow was as unfussy!

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 20,963

    I have to have daffodils in the spring, so sunny and cheerful swaying in the wind, a hint of summer to come.

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    Roses and ...roses. But I am very much in love with my tree peony, I bought it about 8/9 years ago, when I organised the veg garden, to be a nice little shrub growing in the centre. The label said the flowers were white and 6" across (yeah right I thought) Next May, looking down the garden I thought someone had thrown a plastic bag over the fence. I stormed down to the veg patch to find a white flower 8" across and so breathtakingly beautiful that I had to invite people around to see it. Now it is an annual event, usually there are about 30 of these amazing flowers. The label has long since been lost, it came from my wonderful local GC; Moat Road Nursery. The plant is only 1 metre sq. and needs virtually no care.

  • SwissSueSwissSue Posts: 1,447

    I agree, tree peonies. I have 2, a bright pink one and a white one, which I bought as sad little specimens for half price at the end of the season at our local DIY store. They are so beautiful, they almost look fake and last for ages, great in a vase, too. But on the whole, I love all my flowers and am always sad when one dies.

  • LilylouiseLilylouise Posts: 1,013

    I am really sorry Bunny but that is an  impossible question for me to answer - there are so many plants I can't live without  image

  • Bunny ...Bunny ... Posts: 3,471
    That's why I said ONE lilylouise image I too have many.
  • LilylouiseLilylouise Posts: 1,013
    Nope -still can't make my mind up imageimageimage

    Pam LL x
  • Bunny ...Bunny ... Posts: 3,471

    hahaha if we all had to move to a new planat and create new gardens but could only take one plant ....i fear you would be left behindimageimage

  • I agree it is so difficult to think of one.  How about one from each season. 

    Winter has to be the snowdrops - so cheering to see their happy little heads nodding to say spring won't be long.

    Spring - has to be the daffodils - bright and cheerful

    Summer - Roses - so beautiful to look at during the day and in the evening you can still smell their lovely scent.

    Autumn - Rudbeckia (although I know more late summer) but they do keep flowering til the first frosts.

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