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19 April 2012 23:01:24
I just adore this wonderful plant, Trillium albidum. Trillium luteum has two flowers to come and there is no sign of T.grandiflorum roseum which I planted last October, but that would be normal enough with them.
19 April 2012 15:51:56
P.Lutea var Ludlowii
This is the second of my two tree Paeonias and I absolutely love the yellow flowers(sorry Rachel) and the splendid foliage. It is a mass of buds this year. My other tree Paeonia which I featured a week or so ago had a catastastroke (I should credit Popeye here) in that one of the branches with one huge flower and one bud broke, due to a combination of wind and weight. I have since supported the other branch which now has two flowers open, so better late than never.
19 April 2012 09:53:23
I posted a journal on R.valentinianum a while ago showing its
lovely buds and I was hopeful that it would flower for the first time this
spring. Well, again it lost a lot of its buds, but two buds have opened to
flowers for me and they are lovely. The frost a few nights ago did awful damage
to a lot of new foliage on some of the Rhodos and other plants as well such as
the Edgeworthia. Very disappointing, but hopefully new buds will emerge to
compensate. What amazes me is that my Embothrium sailed through
unscathed and it is as magnificent as ever. Ups and downs.
12 April 2012 23:38:30
This little hybrid took a turn for the worse a couple of months ago for no obvious reason, but happily has turned the corner and is happy in itself again.
12 April 2012 23:35:14
This Lilac made its way into my garden unbeknownst to me. All I can think of is that it came from my parents garden with a Cotoneaster that I have growing up a telephone pole down the front of our site. So now, the Lilac is growing at the foot of the pole as well and now it is about 5ft high and it has flowered this year for the first time. I really admire its persistence as my soil type hardly suits it and still its doing well. I would appreciate if anyone has any idea which type it is as I like to know the names of all my plants, if at all possible. The identical one in my parents garden is a lovely specimen.
12 April 2012 23:19:43
R.Aberconwayi 'his Lordship'
I wrote a bit about this species Rhodo a couple of months ago and now that it has flowered, I thought I'd share a photo of them with you. Sublime.
06 April 2012 23:15:14
I just love the foliage on this Rhodo. It's the species R.roxieanum var oreonastes and is still very small, but is still a beauty. The narrow foliage is something else and I intend to add another couple of narrow leaved Rhodos in the Autumn. My research is already under way. The main Camellia in the background is C.debbie.
05 April 2012 23:21:05
I think I got this tree Paeonia back in 2005, and it has taken a while to start flowering. It has flowered occasionally up to now, but this is its best year The flowers are truly awesome and there are three more buds to open yet so i'm a very happy boy.
03 April 2012 13:07:04
R.elizabeth red foliage.
Like a lot of other plants, this Rhodo opened a few flowers out of season in January. It has now sorted itself out and opened proper trusses.. It's called R.elizabeth 'red foliage', not to be confused with another hybrid called R.elizabeth which is a fine plant, but very prone to mildew. My one has very fine brownish/red new growth and the flowers aren't bad either.
03 April 2012 12:25:58
Daphnes are lovely, but tempermental. D.pontica, however is doing well for me and the scent is lovely as well. The flowers don't stand out as good as other Daphnes due to the colour being close to that of the foliage.
03 April 2012 12:15:11
It's all go on the Rhodo front at the minute, whether it's flowers or new foliage unfurling. This is a form of the species R.hippophaeoides, and the foliage in the background is that of R.loderi 'King George'.