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A Nice Collection.

07 February 2017 15:02:20

We went for a visit to a local garden today and came back with a very nice collection of plants. We got three beautiful Leucojum vernum, also known as snowflakes. Two unusual shrubs in the collection were a Camellia transnokoensis and an Irish Oleria macrodonta 'Willie Brady' from Glenveagh. I also came home with a weeping fig and Sparrmannia africana, both tender. I know on the site we often hear about the kindness of gardeners and today I can lend my voice to those sentiments.

Looking forward to seeing them growing into large shrubs and lots of flowering bulbs over the coming years.

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Elizabeth7 Elizabeth7 07 February 2017 15:07:16

Now that is a good haul. I will have to do a Google on Sparmania.

Mary the generosity  of you and Paddy have resulted in lovely plants in many of our gardens.

accsean accsean 07 February 2017 18:41:47

I just love seeing unusual plants on this site. That species Camellia looks interesting, I had never heard of it and will watch its progress with great interest. Do you think it is hardy enough?

Myrtle Myrtle 07 February 2017 18:57:21

That's a great group of plants and you have plenty of space for them. They will bring you great pleasure as plants but also lovely memory of the giver.

Jackie Jackie 07 February 2017 19:31:22

What a great day out you both had, not only meeting up with someone so generous but also to come home with such a lovely selection of plants! I am sure they will all look amazing!

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 07 February 2017 22:24:14

Sparrmannia, a large plant, tender, white flowers, Elizabeth. You might get it through the winter if you had it in a very sheltered spot.

Sean, had a look to see if it was hardy and seems okay in the south of England once established. I will try it outside when it puts on a lot more size and keep it covered for the first few winters.

Jacinta D Jacinta D 08 February 2017 08:44:35

What goes around, comes around. And that is so applicable to yours and Paddy's generosity. Well-deserved.

No doubt they will thrive with your constant minding.

TerriShoos TerriShoos 08 February 2017 09:18:01

Always a treat to be given new babies. The previous owners knew they would be going to a good home! 

PeterW PeterW 08 February 2017 20:17:00

A great selection of plants there Mary and as you say gardener's are just the kindest people. 

accsean accsean 08 February 2017 22:57:04

Thanks for that, Mary.


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