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Blue and Yellow.

17 February 2017 14:17:03

I do like the combination of blue and yellow. When I was young my 'Tramore' bucket and shovel was alway blue and yellow, so no surprise that blue and yellow are now a combination I like in flowers. The primula is Primula 'June Blake' a seedling that arose in the garden of June a few a years ago. This primula is very floriferous and the flowers are held on dark stems. Pulmonaria  'Blue Ensign' is very well know and it has to be one of the best with it's intense blue flowers and green leaves. It is always the first to flower here for me.

p.s. Seaside bucket and shovel in Waterford were always know as 'Tramore' bucket and shovel, even if you were buying them in London.

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accsean accsean 17 February 2017 14:52:43

You are a brave Waterford woman. Being a Limerick man there is no way I could be praising (in public) those colour combinations as I live only 100yrds from the Limerick/ Tipp border.

Jacinta D Jacinta D 17 February 2017 15:52:42

A combination to die for, Mary. I love blue and yellow too. That's a very uplifting display.

fraoch fraoch 17 February 2017 18:41:15

I love that combination too, apart from its county connections of course!

PeterW PeterW 17 February 2017 18:55:13

Very nice combination 

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 17 February 2017 19:19:21

Sean, Jackie and Joan are planting the Waterford colours. Hopefully it will help the Deise this year.

Myrtle Myrtle 17 February 2017 20:27:46

Lovely  combination, so cheery!

accsean accsean 17 February 2017 20:50:48

If Limerick don't do it and it doesn't look likely, there is nothing would give me greater pleasure than the Deise winning Liam McCarthy.

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 17 February 2017 21:02:32

We live in hope, Sean. The cats were defeated last year, so who knows.

fran m fran m 18 February 2017 07:20:07

LIKE, a lot ;)

TerriShoos TerriShoos 18 February 2017 14:48:45

Super combination.  Funny how colours mean different things. Our florist made up some red-white and blue bouquets and when I said, 'Are we expecting the Queen?' she was surprised, not having realised she'd made them up in the British flag colours. She had a different idea in mind altogether, but just to be on the safe side she changed them LOL!


Dick Dick 18 February 2017 20:28:09

Mary, I cannot believe that a native of Waterford would have the colours of the Premier County in her garden rather than the of the Decies. My blood is a combination of Cork and Limerick and the only time I cheered for Tipp was when they were playing the Cats in the Final. Perhaps if they saw the colours of your Primulas it might make them too optimistic  but what would the Waterford followers think when they see them. Is there the danger that the lovely plants would be uprooted???

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 18 February 2017 20:59:55

Dick, I worked with Allied Irish Banks in Co. Tipp. and it was my happiest time. I never liked the money lending of banking, but the Tipp customers made it bearable, so maybe I have a fondness for them.


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