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30/04/2013 at 09:14

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.

30/04/2013 at 10:29

I love violas.

 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.

30/04/2013 at 10:30

Forgot to click for the Dicentra!

30/04/2013 at 21:58

my alpine pan properly gravelled!

30/04/2013 at 22:22

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

30/04/2013 at 22:34

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

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


30/04/2013 at 22:34

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


30/04/2013 at 22:37

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

30/04/2013 at 22:43

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. 

30/04/2013 at 22:52

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

01/05/2013 at 09:15

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.


01/05/2013 at 09:17

here it is.. any names please..

01/05/2013 at 09:17

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

01/05/2013 at 11:34

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

01/05/2013 at 14:45

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.

01/05/2013 at 15:31

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


01/05/2013 at 18:53

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 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

01/05/2013 at 20:49

 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

01/05/2013 at 21:19

Looks lovely Fairygirl, I do love white flowers

01/05/2013 at 22:05

what beautiful flowers Spring has arrived at last! 

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