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Sunday, 18 September 2011

Rampant in the Garden

The Japanese Anemone in our garden has become a rampant beauty. If I had a small field I'd plant a couple of these & let them fill the fields to there hearts content. The flowers have the silkiest, pink petals with a pearlescent glimmer - 'ark at me sounding all 'arty' - that sit like ballerina tutus on stems that are about 1m tall. They don't need support & at the end of its season will get the ol' chop back.
It sends shoots off underground but if you're careful enough, you can tease the shoots back to some fresh roots, yank it out & plant it elsewhere. I've got it dotted in all areas of the garden where the soils great & rubbish, sunny and dappled. If it gets a bit too much & tries to take over I just rips those bits out which does sound harsh so next year I may start potting them up to give to my clients.


Bridget said...

Be careful where you put it as it's pretty damned difficult to eliminate.

Chrissy said...

Dont pull yours out...I have an ocean of it in my back garden that I will give for free....it comes up from under my pond...very pretty though, especially in the Autumn...I was so good yesterday, and ventured out the front and did the weeding...and washed the windows.Going to get mushroom compost this week and feed the soil a bit...and stink the nieghbours out...lol..but it's good.


Anonymous said...

I love the idea of a field of these flowers. It would look spectacular!

alison@thisbloominglife said...

I too love these colonisers that everyone else warns you about. For us it is the japenese anemones, euphorbia, a plain unidentified tuberous salvia and bear's breeches. I don't care, bring them on I say!

Made by Mandy said...

Oooh it is a pretty pink. The bottom photo, the softness of the pink looks just like the soft down on a baby piglet, it made me smile :)

Love Mandy xxx

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