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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
Embothrium

Embothrium

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!

Mountain Goat.

24 April 2016 17:24:07

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The hot/sunken part of my garden is my favourite place.  But when the soil was being excavated it was piled at one end in a steep bank. Grass brambles and all sorts of weeds flourished there until I got fed up with it. So I put on my mountain Goat outfit and the attack started. My aim is to terrace it and plant more hot colours and spikey stuff there. Then a load of manure had to be brought but Edward helped me with that.  So nearly finished and when this cold weather goes the planting can start. I hope to show pictures later in the year when hopefully my plan is in operation and I can remove my goat horns!!

Sorry my Album has appeared in duplicate and I can't manage to delete the second lot!

Yellow tulips ID please.

17 April 2016 15:50:45

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About 4 years ago I bought these yellow Tulips. I planted probably about 10 of them and up they came and were grand. Over the past couple of years they have been amazing , they have numerous babies which I remove and plant and now the patch has more than 50 really healthy pretty tulips. I would love to have the name as I would definitely get more of this variety. However having looked through photos of numerous yellow fringed tulip I am still none the wiser. The red plant in the photos is Echeveria rosea.

Fota Plant Fair.

17 April 2016 14:49:29

Restios

12 April 2016 12:46:20

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I just love these. Those like Colopsis, though I am not sure about this identification, is so wonderful to watch in the wind. Do you like them.?

What I learned today.

09 April 2016 14:27:45

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