Thursday, 5 August 2010

Garden news.

This is my favourite climbing rose,"nightlife"

This is "Crinnum Powellii", a member of the lily family.

Crinnum Powellii

13 comments:

Keith said...

Crap! That's not 'Nightlife', it's called 'Masquerade', well it was when I used to grow roses; that is until I saw the light and burned them all and started growing FOOD!

Sam said...

I like the lilies too! It looks like a beautiful bench to sit and read and have a cuppa tea.

© Karelian Blonde said...

Gorgeous! Thank you mate :)

john.g. said...

Keith, go boil your head!

john.g. said...

Sam,it's perfect! The scent is beautiful too!

john.g. said...

KB, you know you're welcome!

Mr Rob said...

I like masquerade, it starts off a pale red and gradually changes to a pale yellow, at no time does it display the two colours as in John's picture.
Look at http://www.hedging.co.uk/acatalog/pics_106497.html
for an example

john.g. said...

Thanks Rob, Keith knows shit!

Keith said...

Oh yes Masquerade does show all its colours at the same time when each flower slowly turns to yellow. My sister has a perfect example. Don't believe me? Look here at the middle picture.

So there! Na na ne na na!

Pat said...

What is the name of the lilies? I've never seen them in such profusion.
I can hear children in the comment box.

john.g. said...

Pat, "Crinnum Powellii"

Mr Rob said...

I meant on one bloom not on one plant. Your picture shows several blooms each in a different stage of changing colour. Nothing like John's rose!!!!!!!

Guyana-Gyal said...

I don't care what they're called, I want them.

Pat, look at 'em fighting about flowers, I wonder what they do when there are girls around. Oh my.