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Monkells's Journal

Monkells's Journal

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Spring Sprung!!!

21 March 2010 16:20:33
Camellia

Camellia

At last!!!!! It is begining to look like Spring in the garden.  My Camellia has started flowering - a sure sign!!!! I spent yesterday out there doing some planting. I planted out my tree peony and some hollyhocks, border phlox and loads of summer flowering  bulbs. It feels great to get started!!! Tom planted some peas in the veggie plot. Fingers crossed for them all!!!! Now we will really get to see what survived the icy winter.  Found what looks like a couple of flower buds on my Magnolia - yippee. Will put up photos later. Have to go now - No.1 son is in the Irish Youth Music Awards today so we are off to that!!!


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Gismo1981 Gismo1981 21 March 2010 17:13:14

hope the music awards go well. nice to see some green in the garden again :O)


Rachel Rachel 21 March 2010 17:23:01

Ooh, must go check my Camellia!


J.D. J.D. 21 March 2010 18:43:10

Camellia looks great. Good luck to Son No. 1


Clara Clara 21 March 2010 18:57:48

My Camellia has flowered this week also they are so beautiful and even when the flowers go the leaves are so nice and shiny. Yours looks so healthy.Good luck to your son.


flitters flitters 21 March 2010 18:59:59

just checked my camellias , no flowers only buds. Acidenthera will be fab, so elegant. Not a sign of a flower bud on the magnolia..I live in hope


Cloncaw Cloncaw 21 March 2010 19:34:56

Wonderful to see plants bursting into life and have such great weather for planting long may it last. Hope son no 1 did well at the IYMAS assume it was the qualification. My son no 4 Conor is in the band MGRB that won the final of the IYMAS last April was a brilliant learning experience for them.


fran m fran m 21 March 2010 19:49:35

Best of luck, hope all gues well.


Monkells Monkells 21 March 2010 20:18:30

Wow Cloncaw - Checked MGRB out on youtube!!! I can see why they won!!! They are very very good!!!


Mairin Mairin 24 March 2010 00:05:19

That's a first for this year.  Do you have it in a well sheltered spot? 


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