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Saracena

21 June 2017 08:52:05

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These plants donated to me as tiny plants some a couple of years back were finally planted into a proper bog planter last year.

They are rewarding me now with some of their amazing and unusual flowers.

Cannomois grandis

21 June 2017 08:43:04

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This plant, given to me some time ago by Bruno is fast becoming a top favorite here.

Lovely to watch in the wind, stunning after rain as the droplets create a lovely effect. The fine foliage and stem colouring only add to the overall beauty of this plant.

I'm thinking of dividing later in the year and having two pots at the main step of the decking.

Cloudy and some rain here, but due to clear off shortly.

Have a good day folks.

Another bog planter.

16 June 2017 08:41:12

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This is another one of my so called tricks. A planter with no holes in it, I then drilled a hole about 10cm from the top.

I place an iris that came from my late sisters pond, added some water. At years end I cut away the dying growth and that's it, totally maintance free. Trouble free gardening at it's best.

The Iris has bulked up great and may need diving this year.

 

AND I SEE WE ARE HAVING YET ANOTHER ISSUE WITH PHOTOS, GETTING VERY CLOSE TO ME SAYING GOODBYE TO GARDEN.IE !!!!!!

Visitor

07 June 2017 21:56:26
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Nothing better than having a fellow gardener pay you a visit. Had the great pleasure of having Rachel call by this morning. There is nothing better than a good chat with a good friend. Thanks Rachel.

Dactylorhiza

07 June 2017 07:59:58

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I love this lille plant that is just starting to flower now.

I have it planted in a small bog type planter, where all the plants are doing very well. There are no holes in the bottom of this planter, instead I drilled some holes about 8cm from the top rim. This gives the ideal conditions for plants that like damp conditions.

The detail on the flower is really beautiful.

Alstromeria Time

06 June 2017 14:09:18

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These woderful plants are coming into their own now, with on going deadheading there will be flowers until about October.

They are also great as cut flowers for the house.

Libertia Grandifolia

31 May 2017 16:07:07
Libertia Grandifolia

Libertia Grandifolia

I absolutely love this one, the white just seems so pure against surrounding greenery.

Rhododendron 'Dreamland'

24 May 2017 19:54:20

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This was looking fantastic a couple of weeks ago.

Rhododendron Nancy Evans

24 May 2017 19:36:46

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Looking superb at the moment, a special plant in the garden here.

And the show goes on.

28 April 2017 12:04:03
And the show goes on.

And the show goes on.

The first of the biggies opened today.

Erythronium Snowgoose

23 April 2017 09:39:59

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Always a little later flowering in the garden here, this is a real beauty.

Slower to bulk up also compared to some of the others I have.

Super plants.

Acers

23 April 2017 09:36:41

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Not sure if it's just me, but for some reason I'm thinking that all the Acers are looking really fantastic this year.

Iris Japonica Varigata

14 April 2017 21:28:48

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Thanks to JoanG for this wonderful plant that I wasn't expecting to flower after been moved twice since appiving in the garden.

What a delicate looking flower.

Thanks Joan.

For a laugh

13 April 2017 18:54:32
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For a laugh

Have a great Bank Holiday weekend folks.

Welsh Poppy

13 April 2017 07:40:07

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Hosta gave me some seeds of this lovely little plant. It is now self seeding around the place. Isn't it great the way plants find the perfect places to grow, I love it's choice of home ;)

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