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JoanG's Journal February 2017

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Another Scilla

27 February 2017 21:41:36

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Elizabeth posted on Saturday about her lovely Scilla messianica which was so gorgeous that I can see myself placing an order!  The other one she thought it might be was Scilla tubergiana mischtschenkoana, which I have here.  

I bought some bulbs of this a few years ago from Heritage Bulbs and am thrilled with this lovely ice blue scilla.  It bulks up nicely; I now have two pots of it and have given two more pots to a friend.  Big name for a small flower and it's a little sweetie.

There they are!

20 February 2017 21:27:28
There they are!

There they are!

When looking back at garden photos last week, I found one of the collection of spring bulbs bought last autumn.  Ok, I remembered where I planted the tulips and daffs and the blue pearl crocus, but where did I plant the orange crocuses?  Racked my befuddled brains but could not think.  Walked round the garden but no clue.  Where could they be?

A few days later I got the answer when the first of them popped open in a pot with Iris reticulata and a few daffs to follow.  Nice combination, I thought!

Of course you'd never forget where you planted bulbs, would you? 

A little sunshine

18 February 2017 21:43:16

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Had a really enjoyable afternoon in the garden yesterday, cutting back penstemons, tidying up and pruned roses.  It was mild and the sun came out for a while, which made all the difference to the crocuses and other spring flowers.

Hope you all get chance to enjoy your gardens this weekend.


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