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fraoch's Journal

fraoch's Journal July 2011

Last Post 1094 days 13 hours ago

It's hard to believe....

30 July 2011 20:12:47
Malva

Malva

that this Mallow was just a seed earlier this year. I think this is why I love growing things from seed; it just seems so miraculous.

At last -- Monarda flowers

28 July 2011 20:49:47
At last -- Monarda flowers

At last -- Monarda flowers

It must be two if not three years since I first tried Monarda seeds, but at last I have some flowers!

Erysimum alpinum, I think!

26 July 2011 20:42:35
Erysimum alpinum, I think!

Erysimum alpinum, I think!

Having trawled through a couple of books I've decided that that's what  my small yellow flower is. Alpine Wallflower, so those of you who suggested Wallflower were right! Thanks all.

Closer

25 July 2011 19:39:35
Closer

Closer

This is a bit closer up I think.

Anyone know what this is please?

25 July 2011 19:38:08
Anyone know what this is please?

Anyone know what this is please?

This is quite small, flower is only 3 or 4 mm across. I think I bought it as a "rescue" and then forgot all about it!

In spite of the Lily Beetle!

22 July 2011 20:03:06
In spite of the Lily Beetle!

In spite of the Lily Beetle!

All of the picking them off and drowning them was worth while when I see the flowers;  but there are still more waiting to be drowned!

Suddenly things are happening...

12 July 2011 20:08:08
Whiskey Mac

Whiskey Mac

Today when I went for a look around to see how things were in the garden I spotted the first buds on a few things, Monarda, Petunia etc. and a couple of things actually in flower, including the first Japanese Anemone and the first bloom on Whiskey Mac. Must be the few warmer days we've had.

New bed overgrown already!

11 July 2011 19:12:05
New bed overgrown already!

New bed overgrown already!

The new bed I got by removing the grass in the front in March is over grown already. I put mostly things I grew from seed in it, including Lobelia, Verbascum, Monarda, Achillea, Geranium, Malva and probably others and also some cuttings of Carnation and some "rescues" from Woodies, a Hebe and an Abelia, and then there are a few self-seeded Poppies and a Viola. No wonder it's full! But when I put them in first they looked really tiny! Have put a few pics in an album; I've nearly forgotten how to do things like that!

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