Summer 2006

A year can make all the difference! Though in this case a lack of time to get stuck in has resulted in a moderate improvement. Could do better, 5/10.

img_0336.jpg

Butia capitata
with a young Tetrapanax papyrifera ‘Rex’ to the left.

img_0040.jpg

Tetrapanax again, from canny angle.

summer 06 .jpg

Trachycarpus wagnerianus
grow blooming fast once past the juvenile stage.

img_0148.jpg

The mighty rare Carrierea calycina flanked by Onopordum acanthium thistles.

summer 06.jpg

Puya alpestris x chilensis. Aquired as P. alpestris, but interesting nonetheless.

summer 06  .jpg

Kniphofia ‘Tawny King’, one of the best, flank a glossy green leaved Polylepis sp. from Argentina.

img_9814.jpg

img_0588.jpg

My wall of Phyllostachys vivax ‘Aureocaulis’ beginning to put up some reasonable shoots.

summer 06 p. vivax 'aureocaulis'.jpg

summer 06 pgp .jpg

img_0611.jpg

Agave americana fills out rather well, and starts to give a hint of floppiness – a sure sign it’s settling in and rooting out vigorously.

img_0623.jpg

The giant, almost Aloe-like leaves of Kniphofia northiae softened by a haze of Eragrostis curvula S&SH10.

img_0190.jpg

Crinum moorei.

img_0499.jpg

img_0320.jpg

img_0492.jpg

The Afghan hound, Helianthus salicifolius.

img_0495.jpg

Pennisetum macrourum.

img_0496.jpg

The Squirting cucumber, Ecballium elaterium. Supreme unusual ground cover for well drained soils.

img_0510.jpg

Again, with Anemanthele lessoniana.

img_0513.jpg

Leave a Comment:

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *