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21/04/2013 at 10:48

Gailardia - both annual and perennial - bright cheerful colours, with smiling faces.

Also elegant galtonia - I have planted some for the first time this year but have always admired them, and of course Glads, this year I have byzantinus sprouting.

I am sorry no pictures as all these are tiny newbies in garden.

21/04/2013 at 11:11
Geranium black beauty. Melinda. Jollie Bee, Elke, Margaret Wilson, Tanya rendell ....oh so many that I grow.....love most of the newer ones cos they really are better.
The doubles though are not worth it.
Gaura lindheimeri corries gold, gazanias, and G for guaranjuato the most beautiful blue salvia. 3' or more tall, tender and large dark blue flowers all summer
21/04/2013 at 16:49

Gorse - not in garden, but it always looks so bright on moorland

21/04/2013 at 17:32
Oh, Fairygirl
Yes I am a hero.............lucky I,checked that cos my iPad came up with "nerd"??.....but not a cloak. It's an anorak!
21/04/2013 at 17:37
Gentians, geums and gypsophila.
Grass, as in ornamental grasses and in lawn.
Lawns are often denigrated these days but what better to sit on, what better fragrance than cut grass and what better barkcloth to the garden?
21/04/2013 at 17:43

Don't know why I didn't say grass - see avatar - Carex Bronzita. Lovely year round colour and it ripples when the wind blows it.

Unfortunately since the photo dog has discovered it's also soft to lie on

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/22416.jpg?width=274&height=350&mode=max

 

21/04/2013 at 17:48
Hiya Matty
I like carex too....the bronze, red and,olive ones ESP
21/04/2013 at 18:31

I like most geraniums, this is 'Bill Wallis', 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/22420.jpg?width=300&height=350&mode=max

and because I have to share some of our wild life, a grass snake

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/22421.jpg?width=300&height=350&mode=max

 

 

21/04/2013 at 18:37

Uncle Verdun can do anything. Even type in his sleep. I am a big fan of geums. I have a lovely orange one.

21/04/2013 at 18:43

I once saw a plant at an open garden artjak, geum-like flower, orange but taller and more open growth than X borisii (might not have got that spelling right). Do you know what that might have been? The gardener didn't

21/04/2013 at 19:59

Nut C; Oh my gosh I was at a big plant auction yesterday with a neighbour who wanted to fill gaps in her huge herbacious border and I am sure I saw what you are describing, but sadly did not write down the name as we were going for geums for the front of the border. But Uncle Verdun will know I am sure

21/04/2013 at 20:05

Great pic of dog enjoying the grass Matty.

Is that pic of snake from your garden nutcutlet?

21/04/2013 at 20:09

Thanks artjak, I'll see if Verdun knows.

Yes Bev, home grown.

21/04/2013 at 20:19

Took the pic and then told him off 

21/04/2013 at 20:20
Matty - agree about the gallardias - such good colours and flower forever. Just found mine reappearing after the winter.

And how about greenhouse - love mine!
21/04/2013 at 20:21
I had a plant on my wish lost going back several months....geum tangerine dream. Think it was at hampton court show or similar ....could that be it nut?
I like to grow orange flowers.....don't have many. Echinaceas, a dahlia and possibly helenium this year. Love orange with blue. Had Echinacea Tiki Torch with salvia patens last year and loved the combination.
Nut, you are making me spend again. Will try and get this geum now to plant alongside salvia Amistad.....rich purple blue and orange? Bit loud? Maybe but I'm sure it will be a talking point
21/04/2013 at 20:21

greenhouse, good one chicky, wouldn't be without mine.

21/04/2013 at 20:22
Sorry nut.....I'm not a fan of snakes
21/04/2013 at 20:26
Go for the helenium verdin - you know you want to ...
21/04/2013 at 20:28
Verdin/verdin - I don't like this iPad - it keeps mixing up my worms
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