What a beauty is the Oriental Lily Muscadet.
How on earth does a plant so exotic in appearance thrive in our Aberdeen climate, its beyond me. Well anyway, sturdy stems which did not require staking, pure white blooms with just a hint of pink and heavily spotted with maroon speckles. Oh and before I forget, the flowers are the size of dinner plates. Muscadet is said to be heavily scented which hopefully I will find out if the temperature climbs any higher than 16c, there I go again moaning about the weather.
The bulbs were planted in March and the buds when developing were enormous, flowers started to open in the first week of August When planting it is essential to have them at least six inches deep and placed on a layer of grit. Orientals are not too fussy regarding soil other than a dislike for clay. In the growing season feed regularly with a tomato feed.
Height – 75cm – 2ft 6ins
Hardiness – Fully hardy.
Planted along with Muscadet we have another Oriental, (Josephine.) This one is virtually identical in habit, a little taller 3ft in height and the flowers are a pale pink with red speckles.
Here I am updating the saved draft a few days later, the weather has turned warmer and the fragrance of these Lilies are knock out.
We had our youngest Grandson living with us in early August. One afternoon when the weather was looking a bit unsettled I decided to take him to Balmedie beach which is just a few miles north of Aberdeen. When I say I haven’t been there for ages, I do mean decades. This is a most beautiful Beach and is where Donald Trump is creating what he says will be his flagship golf course and will well and truly put Aberdeen on the map. There has of course been the usual controversy which you would expect with a project like this. Along with the golf course we are going to have 500 houses and 950 time share flats. In spite of objections, the majority of Aberdeen people seemed to favour the idea and all is progressing well at the moment.
Well our visit went down well, the weather was very pleasant for the couple of hours we were there.
Yes its not much further
No, not that way, straight ahead.
Whoops of delight, no holding him back.
Now where the heck has he gone.
Phew there he is.