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All Gardened Out

07 May 2011 20:14:26
Crataegus 'Crimson Cloud'

Crataegus 'Crimson Cloud'

I feel 'all gardened out' at the moment.

I went off to get more composts and fertilisers today but treated myself to the most gorgeous perennial wallflower called 'Apricot Twist'. It has a fabulous scent too.

First thing, when I came home I took cuttings as I would love to have loads of it. But I could only find two non-flowering shoots. I guess it's not a bad complaint to have about a plant :D

The Plant Fair in Birr tomorrow is coming at the most appropriate time for me. I feel like a good browse, natter and a bit of retail therapy and treating myself. The car's all loaded so see you all tomorrow.

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Jacinta D Jacinta D 07 May 2011 20:16:08

Superb photo, Rach!

Dick Dick 07 May 2011 20:17:01

Enjoy yourself Rachel.

Clara Clara 07 May 2011 20:22:38

Lovely photo, and have a wonderful day tomorrow and  enjoy.

fran m fran m 07 May 2011 20:25:11

Working in the house most of the day, will be great to have a good chat and look around tomorrow ;-))

INGRID15 INGRID15 07 May 2011 20:40:18

Very nice plant .. Is it fragarant .. ?

Hope to be in Birr tomorrow ... See you tomorrow !

AitAlainn AitAlainn 07 May 2011 21:21:23

Have a great day tomorrow. Cant make it - GAA wins out tomorrow I'm afraid. Will be looking forward to seeing all the photos.

Cloncaw Cloncaw 07 May 2011 21:32:55

Beautiful flowers have lots of white here in hedges looks really great, looking forward to meeting you tomorrow.

HeadGardener HeadGardener 07 May 2011 22:29:12

Rachel think you deserve a break from potting on :-) have a great time sorry I cant make it... see you next week.. sent you a mail about chiltern (will mail them)

andyf7 andyf7 07 May 2011 22:31:53

the name describes it perfectly, looks brilliant.

Hoeys Hoeys 07 May 2011 23:31:00

love the photo.

Rachel Rachel 07 May 2011 23:32:02

Thanks, Jacinta, it was hubby's photo.

I will do my best to enjoy myself, Dick, thanks for the suggestion :D

Pity you can't make it, Clare.

You know me so well, Fran. we housewives deserve the occasional treat!

See you tomorrow, Ingrida. No fragrance I can detect.

Nuala, needs must!

Yes, Geraldine. Finally we meet :D

You're missing out, Bill. See you next Wednesday, hopefully.

I love it too, Andy. Although hubby laughed at me when I returned home having paid real money for a hawthorn!

Violeta Violeta 07 May 2011 23:41:33

Beautiful photo, Rachel! Me, Liga and Ingrid coming to Birr too, see you tomorow!  :-)  I hope weather will be ok....

Rachel Rachel 07 May 2011 23:43:15

Looking forward to seeing 'the girls' again :)

Dick Dick 08 May 2011 20:27:59

It seems as if you have got back from Birr. I hope you enjoyed it.

Scrubber Scrubber 08 May 2011 21:06:57

But what a Hawthorn!!! I thought it was a climbing rose! Then remembered its a bit early for roses!

Rachel Rachel 09 May 2011 00:06:46

Yes, thanks, Dick :)

Thanks, Scrubber. It is spectacular for a short time every year.

Rachel Rachel 09 May 2011 23:30:37

Ingrida, my husband has corrected me. Apparently the hawthorn has a very strong, interesting smell! I didn't notice.

fran m fran m 10 May 2011 08:19:51

Norman is right, hawthorn has a great scent, different alright.


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