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Scilla

25 February 2017 15:35:24

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I bought a couple of bulbs several years ago when Pottertons or some firm were visiting.

Two types of Scillla . This one flowered for the  first time this year and is very pretty, about 7 inches tall. The other one , seen behind, is in bud with several potential flowers.

The names are but can't recall which is which so need to visit Dr Google. I think Mary Gracedieu mentioned one of them last year??  Been to the Dr and it is messeniaca.

 Scilla mischtschenkoana      

Scilla messeniaca

 

 

Succulents...yes tis true!

18 February 2017 00:03:53

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Now Succulents have  never made my heart beat faster . But over the past year that is changing a bit.  There is such a  huge variety to investigate. My main interest is in Echeverias .

When I get old..don't laugh.. they will be an interest I can manage.

Cacti don't interest me other than admiring their flowers.

The Facebook page I have joined is very good and helpful.

So here are a few photos of my current favourites. Names attached.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anyone a name for this?

15 February 2017 21:36:41

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At last I got out  to do some more cutting back and rubbish removal.  Great to see the garden coming back to life with Snowdrops Hellebores and Primroses giving some colour. I am showing  one Hellebore wondering if anyone knows the name . This and the Metallic blue are my favourites. The nameless one has very pointed petals and  lasts for ages seeming to raise it's head as time goes by!

Seeds I need help badly.

05 February 2017 13:06:53

A few photos.

03 February 2017 17:16:42

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Hi first Camellia flowers opened today , that is good. Hellebores all flowering as are many primulas. Jacqueline Postil spreading her scent..A very kind friend gave me a big box of snowdrops a few years ago. I planted them in groups around the garden and it is lovely to come upon them here and there. Horrid weather here for a while so gardening restricted. My poor Eddie broke a bone in his foot and is out of action. He was due back about 3 weeks ago there is so much rubbish to collect from cutting back. So I had to bite the bullet and heave loads of stuff to the compost and ' over the wall'  ugh. From weeding i can see that the sticky stuff , goose something , is going to be weed of the year down this way!! Tons of it everywhere. 

Photo of Jacqueline has vanished.

Thank you Margot and Jackie

15 January 2017 16:07:39

Will miss you all

05 January 2017 02:08:33

I love these

03 November 2016 13:02:23

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I am not a lover of variegated plants as a rule but Fatsia and the Alstromeria are an exception!  The latter has some lovely purple markings on the leave.

Amicia zygomeris was brought in a few weeks ago. Having lost one this is being well cared for. It has got very big and flowering like a mad thing!

Gorgeous grass

29 October 2016 15:40:13

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Of all the grasses, I love Panicum the best , well the ones I have met!

The one I have which I think is North wind but not sure ,is a lovely height, stately, tiny fragile flowers and fab Autumn colour. Oh the flowers are mauve and because it is windy not very clear in the photo. I like that close up photo.

Noticed Mahonia today really sparkling on a dull but mild day.

Enjoy the weekend.

Wonderful weather...i hope for all.

28 October 2016 13:55:02

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A few photos from the garden today.

Acer palmatum Osakazuki  in all it's glory. Still has to go to the red stage but pretty fine as it is.

Then Acer sango-kaku  with Pittosporum Tom Thumb and Cotinus Grace

Finally Liquidamber...starting later than in Dublin I think.

Wonderfully weird

19 October 2016 23:29:54

More Cork Dahlias!

11 October 2016 21:36:00

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Funny to see Heather's post as I was about to make comment about how the Dahlias are at their best now in my garden. Heading towards the middle of October they took their time. Very windy here today.

 

Garden October

08 October 2016 20:18:11
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Garden October

Amazing the amount of colour still in the garden.  Probably one of the best value plants is Cuphea; starts flowering early and still going very strong. Wonderful Autumn day here hope same with you.

Cannas , lots of them.

06 October 2016 16:31:07

Horticultural grit and other things.

28 September 2016 13:57:54

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