Alliums

Alliums, also known as ornamental onions, are grown for their showy flower heads, which come in wide range of sizes and shades of blue, purple, white and yellow. They fill the borders with height and colour in late spring and can be very useful kept with their dried seed-heads as a structure in the garden well into the winter months.

Giant Allium
Giant Allium
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  1. very pretty 🙂

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    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Mrs P – or was that comment from Donna 😉
      Alliums appear to be in fashion, they are everywhere in spring which was very late this year!

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  2. One of my all time favourites 🙂

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    1. Heyjude says:

      There are some great ones at Wisley – outside the glasshouse, and some giant ones up near the restaurant if they still plant them there!

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      1. Yes, they’ve gone over now but they were fantastic! I love the different hues that they plant together and the giants are just incredible! There are a few in this album of mine http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151761181441468.1073741848.129001496467&type=3

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        1. Heyjude says:

          Cheers, I shall take a look.

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    1. Heyjude says:

      Me too, I can’t help myself photographing them even though I have loads of shots!

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  3. Sonel says:

    Gorgeous Jude! Love the colours! 😀

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    1. Heyjude says:

      One of my favourite colours, and they look gorgeous planted en masse. Like daffodils.

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      1. Sonel says:

        Oh, they sure are and I bet! 😀

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