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Does this combination help.

31 March 2015 21:16:55
Malahide Marina

Malahide Marina

Does this combination help sell the primula as a regular in your plot, or is their no situation where you will have them?. 

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Mary B Mary B 31 March 2015 21:31:24

Tbh I find that display a bit on the garish side and I think it detracts from an otherwise lovely view of the sea.

Jacinta D Jacinta D 31 March 2015 21:32:53

Wowsers!!!   That's gorgeous, Andy.

I have to say I will ALWAYS buy those garish primroses. I would always find a place for them. But that setting is spectacular. Love the grasses with them too.

PeterW PeterW 31 March 2015 21:46:33

Great shot Andy but too be honest I don't like those supermarket bright Primroses. I do enjoy seeing the mass planting of them around the place but just not in the garden here.

fran m fran m 31 March 2015 21:53:09

Nope, way OTT ;(

andyf7 andyf7 31 March 2015 21:53:30

Not a great pic Peter as it was taken with my phone, but thanks.

Jacinta D Jacinta D 31 March 2015 21:55:32

It seems like I'm on my own with my love for them (sad face)!!!  Poor babies!

Moya Moya 31 March 2015 21:57:39

Great pic - take a compliment Andy.

No, I do not warm to them although have the blue one here which has kind of gone wild. They wouldn't suit my garden which is on the native/wild side.

JoanG JoanG 31 March 2015 21:57:54

I agree with PeterW and also with MaryB that they jar with the sea view.  In other public places they can bring welcome cheer, such as at Sutton Cross if you've seen them there Andy. 

Elizabeth7 Elizabeth7 31 March 2015 22:14:42

I think they are grand plants.  At a time of year when Spring is only starting to see a bright display like that would raise my spirits. I don't understand when I read that they don't last; about 5 years ago I was in Cobh when the council were digging out the displays and came home with a couple of bags full. They still provide a blast of colour around the place every year. Bright, garish to some folk but I think '' Cheerfull '' is the word I would use.

Jacinta D Jacinta D 31 March 2015 22:17:21

Well said, Elizabeth. A woman after my own heart.

Fleurette Fleurette 31 March 2015 22:18:08

Well, I have enjoyed seeing this journal on an awful day with huge winds, rain, sleet and snow.  Personnally I like them pushed in here and there to brighten up dark corners, or "en bloc" on public planting. There they have a great role to play. They are cheerful, but you could not say they are calming.  But, we need to cater for all our moods! 

andyf7 andyf7 31 March 2015 22:18:42

Hi Joan, seen them their just toda,y as im a regular in that area.

Jacinta D Jacinta D 31 March 2015 22:19:51

I think they flower at a perfect time for us gardeners. Raring to go and full of Spring fever. Just enough to get the gardening juices flowing.

andyf7 andyf7 31 March 2015 23:04:40

Thank you everyone for your valued opinion, its interesting to hear your views, and my own opinion is, their is not a plant on this planet that is not valuable in the correct combination and setting, and these 'in your face' plants are a real blast of colour in the correct setting. 

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 31 March 2015 23:06:29

I'm with Elizabeth and Jacinta - their cheery colours brighten MY garden anyway!!!!

Joann Joann 31 March 2015 23:19:42

no no no, not in that setting, no way! I like all plants in the right setting and I like those primroses brightening places and public spaces but with the grasses and the sea it just looks wrong somehow to me. And yeah I do have some of them in certain places in my own garden


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