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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 7:59 pm    Post subject: Cream Echinacea and blue violas Reply with quote

I was looking through photos I took of my garden in the UK before I moved out and spotted pics of a couple of plants I'd really love to have now (why didn't I dig them up and bring them with me...???). One was an echinacea but it was a lovely cream colour rather than the usual pink. The other was a sky blue viola with a particularly delicate looking flower. I've no idea what it's called. I've a feeling I bought them both in Webbs of Wychbold but I could be wrong there. If anyone has any suggestions as to where I might find these plants I'd be really grateful. Thanks in advance.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Echinacea looks like "Sunrise" and the Viola is more than likely the blue variety of Viola cornuta 'Minor'
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic. Thanks GPI. On a mission to track them down now Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:12 am    Post subject: State of the Wild Reply with quote

Having a quick browse in search of the above I came across this http://www.offaly.ie/NR/rdonlyres/0795CB47-A812-4137-B7DE-777D1EEFC402/439/stateofthewildpp1938.pdf. It's a State of the Wild Survey for County Offaly, very detailed but written in an informal style avoiding jargon and scientific language. Well done Offaly! Does anyone know if this kind of survey has been done for the other counties of Ireland?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gorgeous flowers, thanks.
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