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Astrantia "Hadspens Blood"

16 September 2010 00:10:26
Astrantia Hadspens Blood

Astrantia Hadspens Blood

I went to Kilmurray Nurseries today to buy Astrantia "Hadspens Blood" which has been on my wish list for ages. Even though its only down the road from me I had never been to Kilmurray before...O wow I felt like a child in Toysrus on Christmas eve. Of course I came home with a lot more than intended, I bought Aconitum Nepellus "Monks Hood", Filipendula "Ventusa", Sedum Purple Emperor, Astrantia Margery Fish, Geranium Mavis Simpson, Kniphopia Bees Lemon, Pennistum Rubrum Spring as well as my precious Astrantia Hadspens Blood. So easy to get carried away...

I got home about 2 and got stuck in to planting my loot as well as a loads of spring bulbs. Unfortunatly spent most of the afternoon running in and out dodging the showers. I will hopefully get the rest of the bulb planting done tomorrow.

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Maurisa Maurisa 16 September 2010 00:18:27

WOW! Bernie thats something else! another one on my wishlist now too :-)

Bernie B Bernie B 16 September 2010 00:22:35

Will have to wait until next summer for it to bloom though. But I'm planning ahead this year

Dick Dick 16 September 2010 00:30:56

Happy birthday to your daughter.

Cloncaw Cloncaw 16 September 2010 00:38:47

Great plants being added to your garden funny how we always end up with more than we intended.

Bernie B Bernie B 16 September 2010 00:47:39

Yeah it is so easy to get carried away. Just as well most things were not in bloom or I would have had to be dragged away.

Jacinta D Jacinta D 16 September 2010 08:11:35

Wow, Bernie. That Astrantia is a definite beauty. Must write that name down on my list.

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 16 September 2010 09:12:31

An excellent photograph!



MartinB MartinB 16 September 2010 13:06:49

Yes indeed

Rachel Rachel 16 September 2010 14:02:12

They have a 3 for €20 offer at Kilmurry, which works out well. I've been looking for Mavis Simpson. Must pay them a visit again.

Maurisa Maurisa 16 September 2010 14:03:53

Bernie pls wish ur daughter a very 'Happy Birthday'.

Lìga Lìga 16 September 2010 19:39:16

Great plants Bernie!!!Kniphopia 'Bees lemon' right now flowering in my garden,its beautiful,really.

Keego Keego 18 September 2010 23:52:03

Bernie - great selection of plants that you have got there and astrantia a great choice - i have four different varieties and they all do really well and have such a long flowering period - hardy as well - this one is really beautiful


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