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Elizabeth7's Journal

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Margaret's aka Hosta Open day.

19 June 2016 01:11:22

A few photographs for June

15 June 2016 15:34:40
A few photographs for June

A few photographs for June

Showery today but did get some work done and also took some photos. The one here is of Iris Silver edge which I love. Thank you Mary for giving me this beauty.

Very important ID please....driving me mad!

08 June 2016 19:45:03
Very important ID please....driving me mad!

Very important ID please....driving me mad!

For ages I have been trying to identify this grass type weed that grows up throught most of the plants in my garden. It gets quite tall but the feature that marks it is that at the base/root there is a bunch of little grape like structures sometime a couple but mostly a big bunch of them. Very hard to prise out of the ground. It does not seem to conform to the usual culprits like scutch.  I have tried to get the ID a number of times but nobody ever comes up with the answer so it is over to you to solve this mystery please!! The photo is not great I thought I was clever taking it on a coloured background.....not!

A few favourites

06 June 2016 18:36:50

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It is about 6 days since I posted a photo showing the Roscoea Kew Beauty appearing above ground and here it is in all it's flower glory, talk about a fast mover.

The speaking of moving Dublin Bay is rushing up this Ash tree and looking very good as the flowers appear to be coming from the Ivy!

Finally one of my favourite shrubs Vallea stipularis.  The flowers are so lovely in clusters at the end of the branches. My one has rather bare branches and can look a bit straggly. I was thinking of pruning it but having had a Google it seems the habit of the shrub to have these bare branches.....anyone grow it and if so what is your one like.

Odds and bods !

30 May 2016 18:23:26

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Another lovely day really warm. All the same I confess to feeling a bit grumpy and fed up with endless weeding; three hours a day is pretty grim and even then there are plenty to be seen. BUT then I spotted that the Roscoea had pushed above ground and were looking really healthy and strong. So no more grumping. Then I saw a flower on Saruma henryi , don't know if you are familiar with this lad it is a wild ginger and related to Asarum thus the fiddling around with letters to make Saruma....can't think of the proper word to describe when this happens grrr. It flowers best later in the year and grows to about two feet and has lovely soft leaves. A woodland plant.

Finally Primula poissoni a rather dainty looking candleabra  but a lovely strong colour.

Happy accident

28 May 2016 15:42:43

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Lovely day here hope the same for everyone.

I just happened to plant some Iris in front of a Ligularia no colour scheme in mind. Then as the latter started to get tall and show the back of it's leaves  the iris decided to open with the same colour flower a lovely dark maroon.  Looks great especially when the breeze ruffles the leaves and really shows off the reverse side......yummy.

Chelsea

24 May 2016 21:47:39

Fern ID please.

12 May 2016 18:28:25

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The first one is a lovely light green, an airy type of fern which seems to have had a couple of babies!

The black croziers on this one are wonderful but unsure of name.

Candleabra primulas, thanks Gracedieu, link up well with  the Thrift in my ''river'' area.

Very warm day here.....great.

Me again

09 May 2016 15:18:11

Geranium phaeum

09 May 2016 14:19:46

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When I posted about Aconitum being the earliest flowering perennial how could I have forgotten some of the hardy Geraniums , my first and lasting love !!  There are so many phaeums now it is hard to keep track of them but here are three. They are all large bushy plants not seen in photos. My favourite is lividum majus.

I had to hold the flowers due to the wind and rain!!!!

 

Early Aconitum

08 May 2016 14:22:10

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This is the first Perennial to bloom in my garden. I usually associate this plant with being  late flowering . No luck in trying to find a name so have posted in Plant ID as well.  Seems to spread in a controlled manner. Must collect seeds as it is a useful addition to the early Summer garden. As you know must be very careful handling this plant!!

I love saying........

05 May 2016 18:43:20
I love saying........

I love saying........

Melanoselinum decipiens  don't know why the name just appeals to me and trips off the tongue!! Anyway it is in flower so I can revel  in telling anyone who cares to listen usually Meg and Maisie  that M.d is doing it's thing.  What a pity that it dies after the seeds are formed but there is one in waiting as a replacement so all will be well. The big leaves in front of photo are Senecio petasitis

It was actually warm today even the breeze, long may it last . Hope it was the same where you are.

Embothrium

02 May 2016 15:44:13
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Just a reminder to think where to plant this ! The one shown in the photo is only a teenager!!

Double primroses

02 May 2016 15:42:05

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The Double primroses are in flower now and looking very good, I just love them.

In the photos are Brittany Blue,  Sundae and Melenoc'h all from Barnhaven.

Tree ID please

28 April 2016 12:20:44

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I have this tree for about 10 years. Think I got it as a baby from Future Forest with several others. I never noticed flowers on it previously but this year there are many pretty white flowers looking rather like Lily of the Valley. I have been told it is a variety of  Amelanchier. I have A. canadensis  bought around the same time and from same source. Howeve to me it does not look any way like  my mystery tree. This one grows in a conical form and looks as if it will get very tall indeed!

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