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10/04/2013 at 11:21

..yes that delightful photo of the Dunnock, how quaint is that..? ... I don't see enough of those...

Doronicum's I'm not familiar with.   I also like Daffodils [Narcissus I suppose - Daffs between friends that are all yellow, like 'February Gold' which for me flowers in March, they're out now and looking really good...

here is one of my favourite Spring flowers [they're not up yet this season], Dicentra spectabilis and I really like this white version.  I'm not yet ready to call these 'Lamprocapnos' - a name I just can't get my tongue around... whoever thought that one up...?

aren't these lovely..? I think so...

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/21222.jpg?width=273&height=350&mode=max

 

10/04/2013 at 11:36

That's beautiful. 

As to who called it Lamprocapnos, those responsible for Dactilicapnos macrocapnos I should think. Dicentra was a rather nice name.

10/04/2013 at 14:01

Dierama - I have 3 this will be their third year and I am still waiting for their wonderful tall drooping flowers (Angel Fishing Rods)

In fact I dug one up thinking it was dead last year, only to find life so re-planted it

 

10/04/2013 at 14:12

The numberof times I've dug up 'dead' plants and found them alive Matty. I should know better by now

10/04/2013 at 14:55
nutcutlet wrote (see)

That's beautiful. 

As to who called it Lamprocapnos, those responsible for Dactilicapnos macrocapnos I should think. Dicentra was a rather nice name.


...that's a struggle

10/04/2013 at 15:10

...another dicentra from me...

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i179/Cheerypeabrain/2009/dicentraandfern.jpg

 

 

 

10/04/2013 at 15:36

Flo-blackbirds are the best

The dunnock is lovely-we get a lot round here. I'm sure he'll be fine nut. Had 2 robins sitting on the seed feeder this morning-one on each side on a perch each-presume they were Mr & Mrs! Soon as I picked up the camera one flew off typical!

Love daffs-'Cheerfulness' is one of my faves. 

10/04/2013 at 16:03
Matty 2. dierama often take while to settle before flowering but then...wow! Well worth it
Fairygirl cheerfulness is one of my fav daffs too....scent fills the garden
Dicentra spectabilis alba is now growing for me, emerging beside one of my purple hellebores. Will post pics soon, if that's ok.
Oh, D for dahlia Honka. Check this one out..different and stunning
10/04/2013 at 17:20

Dicentra with dark hellebores sounds good to me!

I'd like to grow 'Darmera' as a smaller alternative to Gunnera so maybe once I've extended and done a pond  etc..

10/04/2013 at 17:38
Fairygirl, dierama is the perfect garden pool plant. The reflection of linear diaphonous white flowers in clear water on a sunny day is magic.
10/04/2013 at 17:39
Oh, did I say I quite like dieramas? Ha ha
10/04/2013 at 21:20

I would never have guessed Verd!

11/04/2013 at 17:30
Bev Pounsett-Krynauw wrote (see)

A while back I suggested we buit up our own A to Z of gardening.

Well this week lets start off with A

So what other A's can we get added before next Sunday when we will move on to B

 

Is every one getting a bit fast on this forum thought we were moving on to letter B next Sunday?

11/04/2013 at 17:38

This will be an unpopular choice for 'D', but I do admire the cunning of the Dandelion. On the lawn, knowing that it is going to get beheaded if it grows too high, it starts to form buds when it is only 2 cm high. In a busy flower bed it again grows to the height of the surrounding plants before flowering; how clever is that?

11/04/2013 at 19:12
Gardengirl.. wrote (see)
Bev Pounsett-Krynauw wrote (see)

A while back I suggested we buit up our own A to Z of gardening.

Well this week lets start off with A

So what other A's can we get added before next Sunday when we will move on to B

 

Is every one getting a bit fast on this forum thought we were moving on to letter B next Sunday?

 

 

That was my fault, I started the Bs sorry.

11/04/2013 at 19:55

Davidia involucrata - the pocket handkerchief tree - unfortunately not in my garden...

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/21938.jpg?width=273&height=350&mode=max

 

11/04/2013 at 20:01

Love the dicentra, have got a pink one. They are called weeping hearts here!

Dianthus, dahlias and digitalis for me!

11/04/2013 at 20:10
Swiss sue, there's also a dark red and a yellow folage dicentra
11/04/2013 at 20:26

That's all right nutcutlet I will let you off there, sure others are enjoying keep going with the next lot of letters

11/04/2013 at 20:30

Thanks Gardengirl, I'm glad there's no disciplinary action 

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