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09/04/2013 at 14:10

You look away from B and suddenly it's C!  Anyway, I'm sharing bats if that's OK, I love bats. And beech trees.

Salino fab. C pics. Cistus are lovely I think. And clematis are so varied. My favourite is Clem Armandii which has flowered profusely this year but, with no warm weather, has not released huge wafts of scent as it did last year.

Ooh, nutcutlet, I've recently acquired a Clerodendron - it was recommended as a chicken-friendly plant. Hasn't made it out of the pot yet

09/04/2013 at 15:53

..the only grow light I know of is daylight, so I'm afraid I wouldn't be of much use - it all sounds a bit technical there...  but wish you well with this Stephanie...


meanwhile, I hope this little bowl of Camellia's cheers the soul and brighten's someone's day...

I've probably posted this before but it is the season...


Clematis 'Ice Blue' - this is expensive to buy in the Garden Centre, one of the so called 'Bouelvard' hybrids.  I am finding that it may not be very hardy and fear I may have lost it... or at least it's been cut right down and there is no sign of early growth - it only flowers in May/June in any case - just a word of warning there - we do get taken in by these plants I think... sometimes..


 ..glad you liked the others ones I put up...

09/04/2013 at 17:32

scrummy flower pics everyone...


Cleome Violet Queen (or violent queen as I like to call it...) first grew cleomes years ago on the Beeb MB website and have grown it most years ever since.


Calendula 'Indian Prince'


and of course....cosmos....



09/04/2013 at 19:15

Charming and colourful Cheerypeabrain

09/04/2013 at 19:30

stephani3 - you are certainly tenacious in trying to get your survey filled in!

I'm still planning on doing my 'A' - you are getting ahead of me! Tomorrow hopefully - there's not enough veg on this thread!

09/04/2013 at 20:02

^Curly Kale...?   supposed to be nice...


what a gorgeous Cleome 'Violet Queen', I remember seeing it at Wisley some years ago.  I used to grow Cleome's and really must do so again, a bit thorny but easy from seed and quite startling I think.

Cosmos is another... 'Purity' I used to have.. Must revisit these....  thank you

09/04/2013 at 20:11

stephani3; I'll say it again - your link doesn't work!

Plants beginning with 'C' hmm.. so many more than those beginning with 'B'

Carrots! I love growing them and I love even more defeating the carrot root fly.

Cauliflowers; I've grown them once but they were tiny, then the neighbour who gave me the seedlings told me (several months later) that they were designed to be tiny!

Courgettes, easy and fun to grow (I'm sensing a vegetable theme here)

Grew Cucumbers for the first time last year and was suprised to find them...well... odd; they were sort of warty on the skin, but I was told by younger and wiser people that that is how home grown cucumbers look.

09/04/2013 at 22:47

^I'm sure they were very nice.  Cucurbits, isn't that the term..? also applied to Melons and suchlike...

..this is a delightful little Cistus.. obtusifolius 'Thrive' is it's correct title... unlike many others it flowers all summer into autumn, always producing these lovely cheerful flowers.  A small compact plant I think, suitable for hotter dryer areas... I hope it spreads out a bit, I think it will... also proving very hardy...


10/04/2013 at 08:02

Are we having D today?

10/04/2013 at 08:11

I like Dahlia's make nice pots and containers for the front door and windows.

10/04/2013 at 08:15
nutcutlet wrote (see)

Are we having D today?

Help! It's all going too fast for me!

Choisya,cytisus,crocosmia and crocus. Calla lilies, camellias and cordylines

10/04/2013 at 08:58

I'm going to look for a D

10/04/2013 at 08:58

I'm still on B! Found the nest of Baby Blackbirds this morning. Quick peek - counted three beaks

Cistus and cucumber for C. Home grown cues knock the spots off anything in the shops. 


10/04/2013 at 09:04

Doronicum pardalianches


10/04/2013 at 09:15
Onto D.?
Dierama, angels fishing rod. I have nice white one.
Won't mention dandelion but taraxacum officionale is a lovely yellow, hardy perennial flowering throughout the year
10/04/2013 at 09:17

Dandelions are beautiful, i love them.

10/04/2013 at 09:25

Nutcutlet, so glad you've owned up! I love dandelions too  I agree they are beautiful. (Verdun, is this you admitting to a secret admiration as well?)  I desperately want to grow doronicums but even at the mention of the word, the slugs and snails come charging up the garden

And since we're now on D, I'll have dunnocks, who are nesting in the garden as well as the blackbirds.

10/04/2013 at 09:28

I've got a pic of a dunnock Flobear, I'll see if I canfind it

10/04/2013 at 09:36

Found it. It had just flown into the window and i picked it up and put it in the hedge. I'm not a good enough photographer for this sort of thing.

I've got plenty of slugs Flobear but they must eat something else here.. but those doronicums are 3 foot tall and towards the back so maybe I wouldn't notice if the leaves were damaged

One dunnock with concussion


10/04/2013 at 11:00

Dazed dunnock - aaah. Glad you rescued him, nutcutlet.

Daffodils - my favourite of all the bulbs. Esp. the yellow-all-over single kinds.

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