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3 favourites - at least for now!

29 September 2017 00:29:22

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Its so hard to pick three favourite plants or flowers. I love all my plants and each is a favourite for a different reason - so after much soul-searching I've come up with three that are a mainstay in my garden this year.....

The first one is the Native Bluebell. I am still removing any of the Spanish invaders I find and this year there were much fewer - but the native ones decided to march out o the hedgerow into my woodland area making me feel that I must be doing something right there! Once you have seen the native one beside the Spanish one it is easy to tell them apart! That's not to say that the Spanish ones aren't very pretty - but I am lucky enough to have some real native woodland near me and so I treasure these little plants - self-seeding is welcome for them!

The second one is the Montana clematis - there are three different ones in this picture and they are included because they started to make my Clematis Walk live up to its name! 

The third has to be Saxifrage Arendsii - don't know the variety of this one - it is a great pink colour fading to almost white. It loves my garden and has spread itself about in quite a promiscuous way but it is so beautiful in Spring and early summer when in flower and then the lovely moss for the rest of the year! What's not to like?

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Jackie Jackie 29 September 2017 08:05:19

Only betting around to looking at journals this morning. Busy two weeks, wedding last weekend and dreadful sore throat to contend with this week. 

Oh I love your choices and what a great idea. Mind you I will find it hard to choose just three too!! I love your Clematis walk and in 'real life' it does look great too ;) Saxifrage is a beauty also. The bluebells are terrific in Spring and I remember seeing hundreds up in Donegal when we visited. Great choices Hazel 

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 29 September 2017 09:15:35

Lovely choice, Hazel. I don't think anyone can resist a clematis. English bluebells are so pretty and they look super with the Fern.

Elizabeth7 Elizabeth7 29 September 2017 11:08:21

Love those choices Hazel. Great diversity there. The saxifrage is really lovely.

Fleurette Fleurette 29 September 2017 22:38:36

Lovely choices, Hazel.  And sturdy ones.  All good doers!  

JoanG JoanG 30 September 2017 01:46:12

Three beauties, Hazel, even though it's hard to choose just three.  I love your Clematis walk! 

fraoch fraoch 30 September 2017 20:28:57

All really lovely, Hazel.

LindaB LindaB 02 October 2017 09:42:29

Great choices and photos Hazel, imagine that clematis in another year or two!!!


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