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02/05/2013 at 10:33

My tulip tree one of my favourites has its first leaves opening above the kerria in my spinney.


02/05/2013 at 10:42

Despite all my fretting, my magnolia flowers seem to have survived the frosts - I love it when they are against blue sky too ...


02/05/2013 at 12:34

Or at sunrise and sunset!  Lovely pics.

02/05/2013 at 16:00

My late tulips are hot on the heels of the early ones this year.  These ones are a lovely deep red, very dramatic.


03/05/2013 at 15:04

My wine red tulips are opening now and my double yellow, orange, red ones are still stunning,  The forget -me-nots are making a fine show before the blurebells swamp them .


03/05/2013 at 15:49

Marion it all looks so lovely

03/05/2013 at 16:09

Lovely tulips Marion-esp the deep red ones.

Passed a house today that had a big border of tulips all out and it was very pretty. They were quite sheltered so that must be why, as everything here is so late. Snowdrops are only just dying back.

03/05/2013 at 16:35

The bluebells are just opening here and the apple blossom which is very late for both, but the good news is there are lots of bees and butterflies out today so great hopes for good pollination this year.

04/05/2013 at 10:20

happymarion.. many thanks for the id.. i thought it was one of those.. but not know anything about which one.

04/05/2013 at 11:56

Lovely photos again Marion.

The tiarellas are foaming here.


04/05/2013 at 13:54

Epimedium 'Frohnleiten'... I do love the juvenile foliage on these..


06/05/2013 at 15:33

A full month after Marion's, my tulips are finally in bloom !

 Ok, so the colours don't quite go with the rest of the border - but they are zingy, and they make me smile

06/05/2013 at 15:43

Salino- lovely foliage on that epimedium 

06/05/2013 at 16:27

...Yes thank you, I think it's very nice.. so easy to grow too...

I've done a little alpine bowl, having seen yours.  Remains to be seen if mine will be as nice...  I've used a couple of Sempervivums, alpine Geranium cinereum, and a white Erodium reichardii,...

I also like Busy-Lizzie's white trough, it looks like wood but suppose it could be plastic.  I do like that very much... I'd really like one... perhaps 3 even...

06/05/2013 at 16:40

Salino the alpines will be lovely. I might do a few more of them and put them up on something so that if I'm sitting I can see them properly.

3 troughs would be better wouldn't they...

Who said less is more..

06/05/2013 at 17:27

Lovely epimedium.Tulips make me smile too, like bright jewels. Mine are nearly over. Wisteria is coming out.


06/05/2013 at 17:28

Forgot to say, the white trough is sort of plastic resin by Grosfillex. It is about 25 years old. We bought 5 of them and they have lasted incredibly well.

06/05/2013 at 17:46

^oh thank you, I shall see if I can find one.... yes one Fairygirl, I think you're right...

...not only a fine Wisteria above... but the railings it's growing on are a feature in itself I would say.... something of a 'Monet' look to that....??


here is Houstonia 'Millards variety', also known as Hedyotis caerulea, Bluets or Quaker Ladies....... not quite sure where they got that one from....  said to grow best in poor acid damp soil.   I wouldn't like to say what this is growing in,... builders sand - rubble - not acid... full sun - dry...? .. it puts up with me...


...a close up of Clematis alpina 'Frances Rivis'... I love these huge flowers...


06/05/2013 at 22:23

What a wonderful clematis. Now I'll have to look for that one.

06/05/2013 at 22:47

...I'm glad you like it... I love taking close ups like this.  I don't know about anyone else but I see several creatures in that photo... large bees..? for instance or some alien monster. I see a pair of eyes, a big blue nose and 4 wings... as if they're all about to land... like something from a space ship... or from Doctor Who...?

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