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JoanG's Journal April 2015

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New Acer

17 April 2015 22:34:49

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On an impromptu visit to Mount Venus last autumn, I completely fell for this acer which I planted in a pot by the front windows.  Then it was the rich crimson autumn colour that won me over and now I'm loving its new spring growth.

It even has pretty dangly little flowers which are a nice surprise.

Narcissus 'Sweetness'

08 April 2015 22:22:03

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To counter my last journal, here's a daffodil I'm well pleased with.  I got these last autumn and planted them in the shade in the front garden.  They stand tall, straight and slender, with pointed petals and a short trumpet, all the same lovely rich yellow colour and beautifully scented ... definitely a winner for me.

 

Narcissus imposters

08 April 2015 22:09:08

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Shortly after joining this site, I was delighted to learn from Gracedieu Lass of a lovely small daffodil called Narcissus 'Jenny' as this was my mother's name.  That autumn I bought some from Heritage Bulbs and they were lovely the following spring, so I bought more later that year.  They didn't all appear the next spring (last year) and I was about to order more that autumn when I spotted a pack from Taylors bulbs in the garden centre and got those instead.

Well they flowered this year and they're not the same daffodil but one much bigger and not at all what I wanted.  Sensing my disapproval, they've even turned their backs on me!  So frustrating when this happens.  I'll dig them up when they have finished flowering and pass them on, as they are a nice enough daff in their own right ... whatever they are. 

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