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Snow in Summer

18 May 2017 21:52:22

Another plant that's doing super at the moment and I've never seen so many flowers on it.

Jacinta D Jacinta D 18 May 2017 21:55:32

This year has been my best with it so far. :)

accsean accsean 18 May 2017 22:13:54

That is an impressive spread, I thought you had come up with the clever title, I didn't realise that is what it is called. Actually, what type of plant is it?

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 19 May 2017 00:42:51

Fancy name Cerastium tomentosum.  

Jackie Jackie 19 May 2017 08:35:38

Isn't it terrific this year. Beautiful photos Peter  

 

accsean accsean 19 May 2017 10:46:58

Thanks Hazel.

fraoch fraoch 19 May 2017 19:39:05

I used to have it but it got a bit invasive and then when I tried to control it, it just disappeared!

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 20 May 2017 22:44:27

Looking great on top of the wall, well placed.

Alstromeria Indian Summer

18 May 2017 21:46:39

Just coming into flower now and will go on well into November. A plant that bulks up well and divides easily  I have two clumps of it in the garden now and plan to put more out in the front garden. One of my top plants.

Jacinta D Jacinta D 18 May 2017 21:56:15

It's a beauty.

accsean accsean 18 May 2017 22:10:20

Evening Peter, that is fairly beautiful. I think I may have one and must check it out tomorrow.

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 19 May 2017 00:40:52

Gosh - mine are nowhere near flowering yet! That's a stunner!

Jackie Jackie 19 May 2017 08:36:14

Gorgeous. No flowers on mine yet either 

LindaB LindaB 19 May 2017 10:22:52

Beauty!

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 20 May 2017 22:45:33

A fantastic alstromeria.

More from the front garden..

29 April 2017 22:18:03

Prob my shadiest border but the plants there seem to love it. One of my other tree ferns which is starting to unfurl some new fronds at the moment. My Rhodo Percy Wiseman is also just coming into flower and never fails to flower every year, just a terrific and reliable plant. And last a Solamens Seal plant which are just terrific at this time of year for me filling a gap between spring and summer flowers.

JoanG JoanG 29 April 2017 22:32:20

A lovely border Peter, as is the one in your previous journal. Some people moan about shady areas in a garden but there are super plants for shade and you have chosen some of the best. 

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 30 April 2017 08:49:42

Fantastic rhododendron, Peter and the Solomon's Seal looks so fresh.

Jacky Quirke Jacky Quirke 30 April 2017 12:15:13

Beautiful Peter, all looking good

Jackie Jackie 30 April 2017 19:04:01

Your garden has really transformed in the past couple of years Peter, it looks just stunning!

Lidl Compost

29 April 2017 22:08:45

I bought two bags of Lidls peat free compost recently and used as a mulch in one of my front borders which badly needed it. For anyone who hasn't used it I think it's terrific stuff and looks and feels much better than a lot of compost on offer in other places. Quite happy with this border how it's slowly coming on. The banana should grow well this year and in time other plants will get bigger too and I'll add more colour to brighten it up.

Fleurette Fleurette 29 April 2017 22:29:04

I can vouch for Lidl compost activator and Rose fertiliser.  I haven't noticed the compost.  

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 30 April 2017 08:52:59

The compost sets of the new emerging fronds of the ferns. Any name for them, becoming my new obsession at present. I love the street view with the hedge and the trees, great borrowed landscape.

Fleurette Fleurette 30 April 2017 12:25:47

Same here, Mary.  My list has grown quite long.  its only when you stop and stare and compare one to another that you see quite big differences.  

Fleurette Fleurette 30 April 2017 13:08:42

Same here, Mary.  My list has grown quite long.  its only when you stop and stare and compare one to another that you see quite big differences.  

Jackie Jackie 30 April 2017 19:01:14

I buy my compost all the time in Lidl and apart from it being a reasonable price, I find it so much better than any other compost Ive used before. All my plants seem to thrive on it!

Mary I too have become a teeny bit obsessed with Ferns.......I have a few in the garden now and am on the look out each time I go shopping lol......Those borders looking great Peter

Lewesia

28 April 2017 20:55:42

1st of these to flower for me and I really love them. I find easy to keep once they have good drainage and keep them from getting over wet in winter. Bought a new yellow one recently in Woodies but looking forward to my favourite one Sunset Strain to come into flower. 

JoanG JoanG 28 April 2017 23:00:05

Gorgeous rich colour on that one Peter.  I haven't tried growing Lewesia (it would mean adding to the collection of pots here!), though they are lovely. 

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 28 April 2017 23:01:37

That's gorgeous.

Dick Dick 29 April 2017 09:25:38

Beautiful

Fleurette Fleurette 29 April 2017 10:01:33

Love lewesia but sadly they never do well for me, in spite of my sandy soil.  Its the "overhead" wet !  

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 30 April 2017 00:29:48

You are so lucky to be able to grow these beautiful flowers!

Fleurette Fleurette 30 April 2017 08:20:55

Yesterday, while working -translate :trying to fit in another plant - I lifted one of the cloches I use to prtect from wet, and .....  yes you are right!  Ther was a healthy and enlarging   Lewisia.       It looks fine.  No rain here for a while now and none in the forecast. So here's hoping !  .  

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