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fraoch's Journal

fraoch's Journal March 2012

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Last year's Petunia

31 March 2012 20:11:07
Last year's Petunia

Last year's Petunia

This flowered and flowered all last summer and put out the odd one during the winter and is still going strong!

Blarney Castle Visit

30 March 2012 19:01:54
Blarney Castle Visit

Blarney Castle Visit

We had a lovely day in the Gardens, which I never realised were so extensive. A lot of great work has been done in recent years there, and more is on-going. Many thanks to Adam for the invite, to our two guides, to all who gave me plants and to everyone who made the day so enjoyable. It was really lovely to get to know so many members in person having "known" them on the site already. I'll put up an album shortly.

"Black" Tulip

29 March 2012 20:59:28
'Black' Tulip

'Black' Tulip

A friend from Holland brought bulbs in the Summer including this --  not really black but I like it .

A few more bits for Blarney

29 March 2012 20:56:05

I put up a list about a week ago but have found a couple of other things since if anyone would like them.

Campanula, seems to grow anywhere.

Anaphalis

Lily of the Valley-- probably not the right time to move it but it was invading the grass.

A couple of pieces of Jasmine nudiflorum with roots.

Lovely garden visitor

25 March 2012 20:42:33
Lovely garden visitor

Lovely garden visitor

I was tidying up containers , weeding etc this morning when I spotted this guy fluterring from flower to flower. Peacock I think.

Anyone going to Blarney Castle want...?

20 March 2012 20:39:31

I don't have anything rare or special in the garden, but if anyone wants any of these I can bring them.

Shrubs

Phygelius capensis "Coccineus"

Kerria.

Both of these spread by underground runners so can be a bit invasive.

Perennials

Centaurea montana, perennial Cornflower

Vinca minor

Lysimachia punctata, Yellow LOosestrife

Anaphalis (margaritacea I think)

2 different Geraniums, one may be endressii, with medium pink flowers; the other has small pinky-mauve flowers.

2 different Euphorbias, one may be cyparissias, the other may be robbiae. Both are a bit invasive.

Japanese anemone, white. also invasive.

Violets, ditto.

Hellebore seedlings, unknown how they will turn out.

An extremely invasive Lamium, has pretty silver variegated leaves and pale yellow flowers in spring. Seems to grow anywhere!

House plant

Iresine. I could bring pieces for propagation. Very easy , roots in water.

Carnation in flower

15 March 2012 20:44:06
Carnation in flower

Carnation in flower

This year never ceases to amaze me!

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