don`t you just looove petunias..

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don`t you just looove petunias..

Postby enrico » Thu Feb 15, 2007 3:33 pm

they are so easy going :lol: :lol:
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salvia bethellii...........doing good too :wink:
my first go at cleomes... :roll: spelling ???

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has any one else grown them? do they only come in pink :roll:
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Postby The Estate » Thu Feb 15, 2007 5:45 pm

Never heard of them ?
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Postby Luzy » Thu Feb 15, 2007 5:56 pm

Excellent petunias - but hasn't that bethelli done well (even after the Big Break-off). :D

Thee, for some reason, the cleomes have always reminded me of a crop-type plant, but they look too good for that. Some more info: http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/6/index.html
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Postby charlie_bruno » Thu Feb 15, 2007 5:56 pm

I do like the look of that salvia
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Postby abwal » Thu Feb 15, 2007 7:34 pm

Last spring there was a house nearby where the whole front was a cottage garden featuring red cleome. Very spectacular. I believe they come in white and lavender, too.

Petunias can brighten any garden. They are great. Have never seen that salvia before. It look great and very happy where it is.
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Postby enrico » Fri Feb 16, 2007 6:41 am

thanks guys :D .....ang abwal i must look out for the other colours :wink: i do like them....very fuss free :D
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Postby enrico » Fri Feb 16, 2007 6:42 am

thanks guys :D .....and abwal i must look out for the other colours :wink: i do like them....very fuss free :D
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Postby enrico » Fri Feb 16, 2007 7:19 am

Luzy wrote:Excellent petunias - but hasn't that bethelli done well (even after the Big Break-off). :D

Thee, for some reason, the cleomes have always reminded me of a crop-type plant, but they look too good for that. Some more info: http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/6/index.html


thanks luzy :D another bunch`a stuff to look out for :wink:
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Postby Pokie » Fri Feb 16, 2007 7:26 am

Ooooh! How did you get the cleomes? I've been looking for them everywhere! :shock:
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Postby enrico » Fri Feb 16, 2007 11:09 am

Pokie wrote:Ooooh! How did you get the cleomes? I've been looking for them everywhere! :shock:


quite by accident................in a nursery :shock: :shock: and happen to see a punnet of them :shock: and i had nver heard or seen before :shock: and walla................do they seed pokie?? you are very welcome to any if they do :wink:
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Postby midgin » Sat Feb 17, 2007 2:19 pm

Hi Enrico, I grew Cleome years ago (from seed I think) they are still popping up in that area from time to time... I think they self seed readily.

From memory I think they may have a very prickly stem, so use gloves if need be. They are a very different flower, pretty and unusual.
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