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lbohlin

Starting a small garden from scratch and rediscovering the enjoyment of plants. Any advice welcome. Lasswade, Edinburgh.

Meconopsis baileyi

  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2016
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lbohlin

Hairy #meconopsis

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ukjohnny

..fantastic plants...

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lbohlin

@ukjohnny I just hope I don't kill it 😕

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ukjohnny

..mine are Meconopsis Betonicifolia... and thrive in the damp shade at the bottom of the garden... some varieties are monocarpic..(meaning if allowed to flower the first year.. they set seed and die) ..that said ..they are my favourite herbaceous perennial ..that amazing blue colour has to be seen to be believed...

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lbohlin

@ukjohnny I'm actually not sure if that's the correct variety I've given it, I got it from some gardens at work - bargain at £3 as I'm guessing it must be about 3 years old with being so slow growing. I'm not so bothered if it dies, just want to see it flower at some point ...I'll be a happy bunny! Do you have any photos of yours?

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ukjohnny

..it'll be fine if it's 3 years old...yes there are pictures in my profile from this summer.. they were amazing when in full bloom Lisa

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lbohlin

@ukjohnny I really hope I'm as successful as you, they look amazing! Lots of blooms too. Do you feed them?

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ukjohnny

..yes a feed of blood, fish and bone in spring and again in summer and that's it... i'm hoping to divide them next year after flowering to increase my numbers and eventually have them all along the shady part of the garden...

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lbohlin

@ukjohnny excellent, will look forward to more photos in Spring 😊

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ukjohnny

..yes and hopefully some of yours in full bloom too... roll on springtime ...

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