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Post by Di Masters on Thu 9 Apr 2009 - 15:17

I love these, more usual to see the deep pink version (which I used to have and must replace!), but I like the white too and these are growing in my back garden. Commonly known as Bleeding Hearts.






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Post by lyndaejane on Thu 9 Apr 2009 - 15:38

Like them in the white, Di - hadn't realised you could get them.

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Post by Maria on Thu 9 Apr 2009 - 16:57

The white is called Dicentra alba (imaginatively) and is not as robust as the pink. Both types prefer deep shade.

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Post by lyndaejane on Thu 9 Apr 2009 - 18:35

Maria wrote:Both types prefer deep shade.

Perhaps I should be growing some: I've got plenty of that with the 40' pear tree next to our north-facing fence!

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Post by Di Masters on Thu 9 Apr 2009 - 19:08

That's the odd thing with mine, it is in a sunny border (not very good soil) and the white survived while the pink disappeared!

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Post by kimb on Thu 9 Apr 2009 - 20:38

i have mine pink one in a south facing garden and its thriving . i bought a white one a coupole of years ago and put it in the same plot , a neighbour up the street who we call the plant nicker , asked me what it was so i told her ,,,,,,,the next day it was gone and never to be seen again , im sure she sent one of the grandkids out to get it in the night lol!

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Post by karinlouise on Thu 9 Apr 2009 - 21:08

Oh that is so lovely, it looks like a fairy !!!

Kim sounds like a right one your neighbour....I once had a lovely weaved hanged basket disappear from out the house, only noticed it when I went out to water it....and it had gone.

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Post by Lorraine on Thu 9 Apr 2009 - 21:53

I planted one last week as I love them too. Mr Green
It's taken quite well and is showing signs of growth already.

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Post by Guest on Thu 9 Apr 2009 - 22:51

I used to have some of each in the garden but they both
disappeared. They are lovely to look at, and what a great photo.

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Post by Guest on Fri 10 Apr 2009 - 7:31

super photo, i agree..and i have sen pink ones but never white...so pretty, do they have a fragrance?

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Post by gingerjo on Fri 10 Apr 2009 - 8:55

I used to have a pink one in Aldershot, I had forgotten how pretty they are.

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Post by Di Masters on Fri 10 Apr 2009 - 13:02

Don't think they have fragrance, not noticed it anyway, will have to have a sniff when the rain stops lol.

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Post by Guest on Fri 10 Apr 2009 - 14:56

I wonder if we could grow one in a pot. The front of our house has no sunshine until early evening in summer, so the people before us have concreted then gravelled it. It would be nice though, to see something looking pretty out there

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Post by Maria on Fri 10 Apr 2009 - 17:49

The only problem with growing it in a pot is that after it has finished it dies right down under the ground, so the pot would look compeletely empty, also it would need to be a deep pot.

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