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peter-w

Retired and a keen gardener in the centre of Scotland.

Meconopsis x sheldonii 'Lingholm'

  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2016
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peter-w

First two meconopsis flowers opened today.

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lovemygarden65

Beautiful 💙💙

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melvynprentice

Beautiful 💙

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kathy

Oh I love this

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flof1952

@peter-w .......what absolute beauties :)

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jeatacake

I am so envious. Could not grow them to save my life!

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peter-w

@jeatacake, you do need the right conditions to grow them Jeff. We have the ideal conditions here in central Perthshire. You need a well drained soil in a shaded area with moist conditions, and not too hot.

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jeatacake

@peter-w Thank you Peter. Here in St Helens we have clay soil. Tried growing from seed 3 times & none germinated. Also bought a young plant, but that died after a few months 😑

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peter-w

@jeatacake try adding some grit, compost and leaf mould to lighten the soil and make sure the plant is in dappled shade. Soil should be neutral to slightly acid.

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jeatacake

@peter-w Thanks Peter for all you good advice. You've inspired me to have another go 👍

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peter-w

@jeatacake , happy to hear that Jeff, good luck!👍

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richard.spicer.7906

Wowsers! Looks really good 👍🏼Love these and trying to grow one myself. All good so far although I noticed somethings having a nibble on it. I will probably cut off any buds I see this year to let it establish.

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