Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Garden news.

We have this plant in the front garden,right against the house called a Crinum. It throws up spikes of flowers, dozens of them. Big,beautiful blooms, and then dies back for the year.


Here are a couple of Dad's photos.

Crinum Powelli

Crinum

This plant flowers at an alarming rate!



It is a member of the lily family, and this one is about 4 feet tall.

24 comments:

Z said...

Since I only grow vegetables, I appreciate the fabulous pictures of your dad's flowers.

Keith said...

Z is a sensible person! I think that they are of the species triffidus dionea muscipulus. Do they go "walk-abouts" at night?

fatboysblogg said...

Are they also known as painted ladies John

PI said...

We had similar but we've lost the flowers and just have the leaves. Ours have a peculiar smell = like pear drops.

© Karelian Blonde said...

Nice!

Jayne said...

As always John, photos of your garden always make me smile :-)

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

What BEAUTIFUL Blossoms, JG....This is a spectacular plane! I don't think I've ever seen it before, knowingly, that is....Your father really has the green thumb, doesn't he..?

Mickle in NZ said...

Set a triffid on Keith!

Gorgeous lilies, thank you to you and your Dear Dad for sharing
Huggles

john.g. said...

fatboy, i've checked and the only painted ladies I can find are butterflies and tattooed women!

fatboysblogg said...

John I have also been doing some checking and it appears that I am talking bollocks,it's pink ladies according to mother and the plants proper name is Nereens.I do apologise for being a twat,but then What would we do without them?

Z said...

They aren't nerines, because they flower on bare stalks. The leaves grow in spring and then die back during the summer. Also, they don't grow as tall as 4 feet.

I do grow some flowers.

headless chicken said...

I'm back, having a little shuffty and thought I'd better leave a comment so that you don't send me anymore sulky emails!!!:) xxx Lovely lovely lilies.
Your last post made me laugh!

Sally Lomax said...

They look a bit like a plant that we illegally brought back from Madeira (long story) when on our honeymoon - many years ago, called an agapanthius....

Gorgeous!

Mickle in NZ said...

I don't think they're agapanthius - my wilderness has many.

My folks have a dear friend who calls them agathapanthius

PI said...

Now Nerines ring a bell. John have a smell and see if it's pear drops please.

john.g. said...

Oh, hell, ive started an arguement! Please carry on amongst yourselves!!

john.g. said...

http://www.plantzafrica.com/plantcd/crinum.htm
Try this web site to confirm!

Z said...

You were right in the first place John.

I looked it all up too to be sure before I said nerines flower on leafless plants. Agapanthus are usually blue to lilac or white, not true pink.

Murph said...

My Lily is just a foot tall.

john.g. said...

Enough for you to pee up Murph!

SpanishGoth said...

Oh for fucks sake, you've turned into a 'garden center'?

sablonneuse said...

Since I know absolutely nothing about plant names I can't join in but I did enjoy the photos. It makes up for the dearth of colour in my garden.

mutleythedog said...

I have a huge sunflower on the allotment...

john.g. said...

Mutley, you could make some oil...