Saturday, 14 August 2010

Cleome...



My seed sowing this year was hardly successful - barely anything even germinated.



I have one little success story, though, in a pot on the deck.  Well, three of them actually.



Cleome Spinosa 'Violet Queen'
(American spider flower)


 

They have been a joy to watch grow into these elegant stems.




I love the way the spiky petals uncurl from the bud.



I will definitely be giving these another go next year.

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Off on our summer holiday tomorrow!  Sunny Portugal!
Toodles...

15 comments:

  1. So pretty! Have a lovely holiday! Lucy xxx

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  2. gorgeous colour too! have a great time in Portugal!

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  3. They do look a bit spidery! Have a lovely holiday. x

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  4. have a wonderful holiday - take lots of photos for us...

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  5. Have a wonderful holiday! And the flowers are lovely. Must look them up... K x

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  6. My seeds were a bit rubbish this year too. Hope the holiday is fab!

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  7. These are very pretty but I'm not sure I could love anything called spider! Have a wonderful holiday.

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  8. My sister bought me a cleome as a new house present. I'd never heard of them before that. They're a gorgeous colour and seem very tolerant of being ignored by a rubbish gardener!

    Hope you're having a brilliant holiday. MrCat's mother lives in Portugal and he absolutely adores the place.

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  9. 每次看完你的文章,總是回味許久,要經常發表喔。..................................................

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  10. A bit late but hope you have/are having a fab time in Portugal.

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  11. I sowed so much, and ended up with so little. I never learn.

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