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sallysarah's Journal

sallysarah's Journal

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aubretia and gold dust!

02 May 2013 08:54:29

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Aubretia and gold dust re-seed everywhere in my garden.   Just love this area at this time of year!!


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Rachel Rachel 02 May 2013 14:36:45

Beautiful colours there, Sally, especially when the sun catches them. Now that's the Wexford colours at their best.


kitty kitty 02 May 2013 16:30:34

looks fab love the aubretia. that area is really gorgous 


J.D. J.D. 02 May 2013 18:14:14

What is this Gold Dust, Sally? The only 'Gold Dust' I know is another name for Spotted Laurel (Aucuba japonica)?


ladygardener ladygardener 02 May 2013 18:36:18

Beautiful I love your wall


Jackie Jackie 02 May 2013 18:43:31

Those photos are really beautiful....love those colours together!


sallysarah sallysarah 02 May 2013 20:23:54

Jacinta, the correct name is (and I'm always forgetting) is Aurina saxatilis compacta (gold dust alyssum).  I bought a pot of it over from Eng when I moved here 9 years ago and the rest is history.  It re-seeds easily - I also dig up little roots of it (always in gravel) and poke it into places with 99% success.   The boulder area is down from the two main slopes and is a lovely little place to sit, on a boulder of course!!!


TinaJ TinaJ 02 May 2013 21:34:43

That looks amazing


andyf7 andyf7 02 May 2013 22:22:22

i love the loose stone wall look, no wonder your pleased. i think its lovely.


TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 04 May 2013 22:14:05

Love that God Dust - doesn't it go well with the Aubretia! It's now on the wish list!


J.D. J.D. 06 May 2013 06:40:05

Thanks, Sally. It does look lovely alright.


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