Tuesday Treats

Doesn’t time fly when you’re locked up, sorry, self-isolating.  But it’s Tuesday again, and time for me to torture the gardening groups.  Strange to think, if it weren’t for this corona virus, this would be our first week of term.  We would probably be looking at the Garden in April, we would have a real Nature Table, and I would be asking for volunteers to research and give a brief presentation on a Vegetable of the Week.

Anyway, it is what it is, so here is our virtual nature table.  Tell me what you think these are.

Edited to add : This is Pulmonaria ‘Diana Clare’ AGM, a very good form of lungwort that develops all-silver leaves as the season progresses.  The RHS does not ascribe it to a particular species, presumably because it has hybrid origins.

Glynis;s Pulmonaria Diane Clare A


Edited to add:  This is Pulmonaria rubra ‘Redstart’, after the bird of that name.  It’s one of the earliest pulmonarias, and can flower as early as midwinter.  The flowers do not change colour, remaining coral-red.

Hugh's Pulmonaria Redstart A


Edited to add:  Brunera macrophylla ‘Mr Morse’ (PBR), reportedly a cross between B. ‘Inspector Morse’ and B. ‘Betty Bowring’.  It’s unusual for it’s white flowers.

Glynis's Brunnera macrophylla Mr Morse A


Edited to add: Dodecatheon.  While nameless, I think it must be D. meadia f. album AGM, common name the white American cowslip, or Shooting Stars.  Plus a rather fetching metal chicken sculpture.

Glynis's Dodecatheon meadia f alba A


Edited to add: Podophyllum versipelle ‘Spotty Dotty’ AGM (PBR)

Glynis's Podophyllum versipelle Spotty Dotty A


Edited to add: Euphorbia griffithii ‘Fireglow’

Hugh's Euphorbia griffithii A


Edited to add: Centaurea montana, the perennial cornflower.  The cultivar name is uncertain. but it looks like ‘Purpurea.  ‘Amethyst Dream’ may be the same plant, with PBR applied to it.

Nat's Centaurea montana A


Edited to add:  Knautia macedonica, the Macedonian scabious.

Nat's Knautia macedonica A


For anyone who is interested, I’ll come back when both groups have had a go, and identify these lovely pictures.

7 thoughts on “Tuesday Treats”

  1. Pulmonaria blue ensign
    Pulmonaria rubra
    Brunner’s macrophylla
    Primula alpicola
    Podophyllum emodi Himalayan May apple(with snowdrops!)
    Euphorbia griffithii fireglow
    Centaurea montana
    Scabiosa atropurpurea

    My best efforts!!

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  2. Pulmonaria Silver Ghost
    P. Red Start
    Podophyllum Spotty Dotty
    Euphorbia griffith’s Fireglow
    Knautia Red Knight

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  3. Pulmonaria ‘Diana Clare’
    Pulmonaira saccharata ‘Pink Dawn’
    Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’
    Dodecatheon meadia ‘Alba’
    Podophyllum ‘Spotty Dotty’
    Euphorbia griffithii ‘Fireglow'(?!)
    Centaurea montana ‘Amethyst Dream’
    Knautia macedonica ‘Red Knight’
    Wow, those are not easy! I am not certain about any of them, and I am particularly uncertain about Euphorbia griffithii ‘Fireglow’. That just does not look right. Knautia macedonica ‘Red Knight’ looks like Scabiosa of some sort.

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    1. 4 right, 2 half right, and 2 you may well be right but I don’t know the cultivar name, so we’ll take that as a yes! Very good! :~)) Answers after Friday.
      It’s a lot harder with photographs – you can’t touch, or smell, or get finer detail – or even scale, really.

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      1. I almost omitted the cultivar names. I need to see what were half right. I sort of expected the last one to be scabiosa, but I suppose it wasn’t. I do not expect to be correct about the euphorb, although I thought I got the genus correct.


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