My basket of Sutherlandii is now relegated
to growing outside under my pergola. In front is a basket of
Champagne with three tubers in it, if they are grown outside they tend to
have a pink tinge in their petals. This is a cultivar that has become very
popular in our area and can be bought at garden centres for around two
pounds, in my opinion good value for money.
These are the
plants that I am hoping to be ready for the National. This photo was
taken five weeks before the show. At three weeks before I will be
taking out the growing tips of the main stems and also the side shoots.
This is a picture of my greenhouse that houses my Rexes. Most of
these will be used for putting on my charity stands, they like to have a
lot more water than my double tuberous plants and a much more moist
atmosphere with plenty of air flow.
This is a plant of
Looking Glass, it is one of the cane stemmed plants with medium silver
white leaves that are veined green. Fairly easy to grow but does
want pruning to keep it's shape. It is deciduous with me but maybe
if you can give it enough heat during the winter you may be able to keep
Can Can grown
as a cut bloom in my shade house, not always good as a pot plant as it
tends to get tall and leggy, but if it is on a stand or the show bench the
ladies invariably love it.
first time I have grown this cultivar. As a cut bloom it makes the size as
this one has got plenty of petals left to open yet in the centre. The
plate at the back being nine inches in diameter to give you a guide to