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Blue for you

Been a very up and down Summer for us in London and at this time of year a good idea is to have a good look at the foliage to see exactly how healthy the roses still may be with the weather we have had many I have seen recently are in pretty bad shape and quite disease ridden.
Now this lovely "Blue for you" is one of the best blue roses yet!
With a lovely, fruity fragrance, this compact floribunda rose bears stunning semi-double, lilac blue blooms over a long period. A neat bushy habit makes Rose 'Blue for you' easy to care for and a lovely addition to mixed borders.
On a culinary note apparently some parts of these flowers are edible.

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11/08/2017
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Definitely one of my favourite places to visit as I love the way the displays are set up under well controlled climatic conditions.
My particular favourite is nearly out of shot on the bottom right hand side.
Prospero obtusifolium native to North Africa, including (Algeria, Balearic Islands, Corsica, Libya, Morocco, Sardegna, Sicily, Spain).
The genus Prospero was created by Richard Salisbury in 1866.
Should have got a close up shot, but hey that is the way it goes sometimes.

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Southern Belle Grandiflora Rose

Pretty looking rose.
Grows up to about 1.5 Metres tall.
Bred by Dr. Keith W. Zary (United States).
Zary is only the second US Rose breeder to win the President's International Trophy (PIT) and Gold Medal Award of the Royal National Rose Society
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins Co. in 2008 as 'Southern Belle'.
Smell lovely, looks lovely and first time I have seen this.

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Nice to wander back through the archive and remind yourself of some of the times gone past.
Found this under one of my categories
So many photos-So many lovely flowers
Love the mix of colours and takes me back to another time and another place.

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Quite a nice display of Orchids.

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Delphinium 'Spindrift' bears long spikes of pale lilac flowers with a hint of pink, and a white 'eye'.
It makes a dramatic, mixed display, and a fantastic cut flower.
Ideal for growing towards the back of a sunny border, and a gardener's favourite in moist well drained soil.
Always striking and love the Delphinium season.

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Chrysanthemum "Disco Club"

I do admire the care and effort that goes in to some of these show displays.
Pretty incredible.

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I really liked these when I saw them at RHS Hampton Court.
Pretty much guessed they were bromeliads but knew absolutely nothing about them.
Neoregelias belong to the subfamily Bromelioideae.
The genus was named after Edward von Regel, a botanist who was the superintendent of the botanical gardens in Saint Petersburg Russia.
These plants were originally brought to Europe in the early 19th century.
Native to Eastern Brazil and parts of Colombia, there are about 90 species of Neoregelia.
Fascinating and love the vibrant colours.

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#SouthAmerica
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Fine selection of Alliums on show at the RHS Hampton Court Flower show 2017.
They always attract a major amount of interest and it is quite easy to see why.
Very nice display

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Rosa Climbing Iceberg

Rosa Climbing "Iceberg" produces pure white or creamy flowers surrounded by contrasting mid-green foliage.
There is nothing more charming than a climbing Floribunda Rose adorned with double or semi-double blooms and a lingering perfume to cheer you up. Climbers are easy to grow and in return we get colour and sweet fragrance, with the ability to create lovely garden spaces.
Rosa Iceberg will repeat flower, providing blooms in summer and again in autumn.

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