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Elizabeth7's Journal February 2017

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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. 

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