- 4 Aug 2015
Wow what a great ending/beginning to some enterprising DIY!!!
I took a couple of photos of the plants outside the lab.Thanks a lot for the offer.. I already got red ones in the garden.. They indeed propagete very well, last year i collected seeds and all germinated very easy.
I havent looked or didn't notice the last 2 weeks, good chance i got some reds flowering in the garden right now.
But let me know if you want that white one, i can split the one that is flowering right now, i see it has a lot of small runners at the base. I can send them asap before the frost or next spring. No idea what's best option..
I thought it changed to Hesperantha, or is this also an old name changed again? The common name in our language always was Bog Gladiolus.
Hi all, I took a couple of photos of the plants outside the lab.
There used to be Ivy (Hedera helix "Glacier") and a pip grown Pomegranate (Punica granatum) covering the wall, but about 10 years ago they removed them and exposed the building in its full 1970's architectural glory.
Our last Vice-chancellor then decided it was an eye-sore (she may have had a point) and spent a very considerable sum of money on some grey irrigated planters and retaining wires.
They then planted some fairly sad looking climbers in the containers (the wall is SW facing), and left it. If anything it looked worse than before the planters and infinitely worse than the Ivy/Pomegranate combination, which hadn't cost us anything.
I was fed up with looking at it every day, so when the "maintenance" contract ended I guerilla planted some plants in the containers, including a pale, and type, Hesperantha coccinea.
This was the middle of October, the pale cultivar flowers a lot later than the type red one.
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Quick Google reveals you should never connect aluminium and brass together without an insulator. Didn't the aluminium roof of some posh skyscraper in NY fall off due to using brass fixing screws ?