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Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Almost Wordless Wednesday ~ A Worisit


A gift this morning from one of my fellow allotment plot holders. All I know is that it's tender. I have an inkling that it might be a plectranthus but am not sure which one it is. Confirmation of its identity would be most welcome. I also came home with some delicious looking sweetcorn from another plot neighbour.  For some unfathomable reason I didn't grow sweetcorn on my own plot this year so I am relishing the thought of eating these fresh cobs.

Thank you all so much for your kind and thoughtful comments on my last post. I'm pleased to say that after a month in hospital that the patient is recuperating. Sadly still very frail and not back at home yet but able to sit outside in her wheelchair this week and enjoy some summer warmth.

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  1. it could be a Plectranthus, but I am ashamed to say that I don't know which one.
    Fragrant leaves?

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    1. Thanks for confirming my suspicions Diana. I've not been able to detect any fragrance pleasant or otherwise :)

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  2. I'd second Plectranthus Anna. Your plant looks like a cross between the Plectranthus amboinicus, I've just been potting up for the windowsill and the coleus round the corner I've photographed for tomorrow's blog post. Whilst researching for that post I've discovered that coleus is another of those plants that's had a Latin makeover and is now in the Plectranthus genus.

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    1. Many thanks VP. Interesting to hear that coleus has changed camp. I've given up trying to keep up with it all.

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  3. The plant looks very familiar but I just can't place it at all. I'm glad that your mum is improving.

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    1. I know that feeling all too well Sue :)

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  4. PS so glad your mum is on the mend and is able to enjoy September's sunshine :)

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    1. Thanks Michelle. I am glad that she has been able to sit out and hope that October might provide some opportunities too :)

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  5. I used to have this plant, I bought it after seeing it at Great Dixter, it is slightly tender and mine didn't survive long, sadly I can't improve on the name you have as I'm not sure I ever new it other than Plectranthus

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    1. Thanks for your suggestion Christina :) I checked my 2016 Great Dixter catalogue. The only plectranthus listed has much darker and more attractive flowers than mine. I may have to go shopping though.

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  6. Glad others have recognised this, Anna, as I didn't! Glad your Mum is improving - how is she coping with being in hospital?

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    1. Thanks for asking about how my Mum is coping Cathy. She is out of hospital now. Email on its way to you imminently :)

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  7. It has been a wonderful year for sweet corn, I have had the best crop ever. Your plant is indeed Plectranthus argentatus.
    Glad your Mum is improving. What wonderful weather, it does us all good to be able to sit outside.

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    1. The sweetcorn cobs were most yummy indeed :) You've hit the nail on the head Chloris. Photos and description match when I did some further research so many thanks.

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  8. So glad to hear your mum is improving, I hope also you are getting time to relax and look after yourself as well.

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    1. Thanks for visiting and commenting Annie. Not much time for relaxation at the moment but I did take advantage of today's sunshine to potter around outside :)

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Namasté

- Anna.