Discussion in 'Members Gallery' started by Zigs, Sep 29, 2018.
Things are looking good Zigs.
Another piccy I took from borrowdale on Thursday. I love skies through tree canopies
Lagerstroemia, this one didn't flower but always colours up nicely. Hickory
Have you come across the black-leaved Lagerstroemias, @pete? Same range of flower colours as the older varieties but very useful foliage through the summer.
No, cant say as I have, I dont think its much grown over here, mine all came from seed. But I did find a plant in bud in a local nursery, last year, it had been forced into early flower, though. I dont find them reliable floweres as they seem to come late when the weather is often not that good.
Bit like oleanders, then. That's a shame. They're a staple late-summer shrub here, along with Hibiscus syriacus. I'll save some seed from the black one anyway, in case you want to have a go with it
That would be good, mine flower most years, but setting seed, ...imposible. Just googled the black leaved varieties they look pretty impressive, mainly I need early flowering types, my last seed sowing from a few years ago are only in bud now, October, far too late for here.
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