31 March 2012 20:05:35
I have posted recently of my new addiction to Primroses especially the doubles and how the Barnhaven?? ones are so wonderful , well ,on their site. My garden is one big mass of wild primroses , they are magic on banks , ditches , everywhere. Then a few years ago I planted Cowslips here and there. Today in a very brambly ditchy area where i had planted Cowslips I noticed this lovley clump of airy, tall primrose flowers but with orange /pinky marking in the centre. They were neither Primula vulgaris the common lad or veris the Cowslip, I think, so after a Google it seems they are the False Oxlip a cross between the two. I am sure this is a common finding but was really exciting to see nature at work. Can anyone verify this for me please? This has just made me more interested in Primroses , must be fate!!
That photo looks so blurred i will put it up in an album and also a Whatsit query about a tree in the garden.
28 March 2012 20:00:49
I don't think I have ever gardened for as long as today, it was such an ideal day. Did a bit of everything , putting in vine eyes for Princess Diana, planting, grass cutting with garden shears in awkard places, etcetc. I was able to erase several jobs that were on my 'must do' list. And my Pleione had babies !!
15 March 2012 15:50:46
Group of Polyanthus
I have been putting a plastic edging along my new blue bed. This has not been easy due to the huge number of stones that I had to remove making the trench to bury the edging . Most of the smaller ones I could fling over the ditch but still have to move many that I dug up . Anyway the job is done thankfully. I will put up an album showing the mess and other nicer photos.!
05 March 2012 21:39:01
No fur, hair or whiskers but this Anemonella thalictroides is a little dote. The golden stamens are not showing well in the photo but the flowers are so pretty. Think I will put it in my new trough. Sorry the photo is showing very badly :(
01 March 2012 16:11:39
Got a few seeds of this in the Autumn. Only one survived, think it has a white flower. Any ideas?