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Spring sweethearts

The sun shone brightly enough for my tulips to open up,something that thrills me every spring.

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happymarion

Half and half. chicky!  Next year will be more planned as it is my Golden Jubilee year, starting in the spring with lots of golden daffodils.  I gasp with delight when i find a serendipitycolour splash.  There is a new one this year as the grape hyacinths have invaded a clump of yellow alyssum which is just about tp open its many buds while the grape hyacinths are at their zenith.  Will probably get that picture at end of week.

Busy-Lizzie

I love violas.

http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y487/Busy-Lizzie/IMG_5240_zps05e472ab.jpg

 Dicentra spectabilis is just coming out. I love it's other name of "Lady in the Bath" when you pick a flower, hold it upside down and gently squeeze it sideways.

Busy-Lizzie

http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y487/Busy-Lizzie/IMG_5272_zps4077678c.jpg

Forgot to click for the Dicentra!

Fairygirl

http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/P4270826_zpsa4616097.jpg

my alpine pan properly gravelled!

happymarion

There now, properly dressed.  they are probaly saying to each other - ahh we are back home in the scree.

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hollie hock

That Decentra looks beautiful Busy Lizzie. How old is it?

That's a nice shaped pot Fairygirl  I do like those succulents type plants

 

happymarion

I'll just try a picture to see if the problem has been sorted.


 

happymarion

No it hasn't been and now there is an annoying advert coming on sound too.

Fairygirl

Thanks ladies! I bought it just to sit on a table in courtyard in old house when we were  selling, but I really liked it so brought it with me. I had a white cyclamen in it there -think I posted a pic on the gallery thread as daughter was helping with putting pix on here and we were testing. Not sure where I got the pan though- possibly local GC or even B&Q? I had another sempervivum (Rubrum) in it then which I've divided up and put in another pan with a white pasque flower. I used a lot of them in the wall at last house, which was full of weeds, and there were loads of planting holes in it to fill. 

Busy-Lizzie

Hollie-Hock, sorry can't remember how old it is, several years.

gardeningfantic

loving the pics everyone.. the bleeding heart looks lovely.. i have several in my garden not in flower yet.

loving the shape of your alpine garden fairy girl.. it is gorg! i have a succulent plant with blue/grey leaves with little orange flower with yellow tips.. and it spreads like fury.. and it loves all weather except for long standing snow.. i will try get picture up for naming of it please.

busy lizzie.. i have never heard it called that.. now i am ingtrigued.. when mine flower i am going to do just that and have a look.

 

gardeningfantic

god hte pictures are coming up small.. and cant enlarge them at all.. used to be able too.

happymarion

This is an echevaria, gardeningfantic.  Not sure of the species but looks like peacockii.

Busy Lizzie I love your violas- they made me smile. I've got a sky blue one with a cream/yellow/orange middle and it's one of my favourite plants of all time. I think I'll be more picky, as you clearly have, next year and do a really nice container full.

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The potty gardener

Busy-Lizzie love the violas.

Fair girl that pan is lovely

Happy Marion some lovely colour

Gardeningfanatic no idea what it is but very pretty

I was amazed this morning that three different- a red, a yellow and an orange Lampranthus are all in flower


 I was also delighted to see my first butterfly in the garden today


 

hollie hock

Busy Lizzie, I definatley have plant envy over the Dicentra.......I want one. I like violas a lot as well, got some johnny jump up? in pots....growing well now i've stopped deadheading developing flower heads instead of the spent ones.........got bushy plants though

I had similar echevaria that flowered last year fairly girl  lovely yellow flowers, hen and chicks? Used to grow a lot of succulents indoors

Not seen those before Bev, pretty

Yes the picture thing is annoying

Fairygirl

http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/ee18863a-61df-443a-9d9a-ed6359d99e5c_zpsbf4573c3.jpg

 This is the pan when it was at previous house with cyclamen and 2 sempervivums.

I love the white dicentra-great for a shady corner

hollie hock

Looks lovely Fairygirl, I do love white flowers

what beautiful flowers Spring has arrived at last!