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11/05/2013 at 20:45

Gorgeous, Bev

12/05/2013 at 19:11

Pure joy

12/05/2013 at 23:28

What a lovely pink Bev. What variety is it?

13/05/2013 at 09:24

It's a red valentine Lizzie. I got it last spring so haven't had an apple off it yet. They are supposed to have red flesh.

13/05/2013 at 09:33

Red Valentine, what a good name for a spring sweetheart!

13/05/2013 at 10:16

Just right!  I visited Hanbury Hall (Nat. Trust) last Friday and marvelled at their spring display in the parterre which is the biggest I have ever seen.  Over 4000 red and yellow tulips, hundreds of hyacinths, beautiful pulsatillas and their 40 varieties of apples in blossom looked and smelt glorious.  Came home and took more pictures in my owm garden, but I had bought a "Golden Queen" trollius which should be super next spring for my Golden Jubilee Year.


13/05/2013 at 10:23

That should be a huge picture.  i will try some with less kb's

 Above is a lovely ajuga

13/05/2013 at 10:28

Not bad - will try some bigger ones.

 My Bramley apple tree.

13/05/2013 at 18:29

Just love that blossom

13/05/2013 at 18:30

There are some wonderful colours in those pics, Marion.

13/05/2013 at 18:44

Gorgeous pictures everyone

The pink fountain looks really pretty, is the second shrub in Marion's pics a forest flame shrub?

13/05/2013 at 18:46

Beautiful pics as always Marion

14/05/2013 at 08:49

Yes, hollie hock, Pieris "Forest Flame"  The white panicles of flowers should be coming soon.  I have a huge Bramley apple, a worcester Pearmain, a Charles Ross and a Cox's Orange Pippin all vying for the bees to pollinate their blossom but very few bees venturing out as it is too cold for them.So savouring and photographing the blossom may be all the satisfaction I get this year.  The pears have set however as the blossom came earlier in the warm little snap we had so Conference and pears poached in wine from my cooking pear tree with chocolate sauce at Xmas are on the cards anyway.  Thank you for your lovely comments.  i am so enjoying your snaps and getting ideas for my Golden Jubilee in my garden Year.

19/05/2013 at 15:37

Ahhh, C


Chelsea week and my spring garden is a knock-out.  I usually watch all the footage on TV and conclude at the end of the week none of the gardens are as satisfying as mine.  I hope my visitors on Wednesday will think so too.  I have 3patios to get ready for serving tea.  No 1 has just been done so here are three shots of it.

19/05/2013 at 17:05

happy marion, it all looks wonderful.

Her are a few of my pics

 The first rose of summer

 A broom that always looks like fireworks when it is in flower

 Veg bed, starting to look as if there will be vegetables!

19/05/2013 at 18:09

Marion - your patio looks stunning - worthy of a Gold (since we are on the Chelsea theme).

Artjack - love your tulips - and a rose already - now that is something to smile about

Also love the bench in your veg patch - is it made from drift wood ?  Really striking and unusual.

19/05/2013 at 19:52

Awww, thanks chicky. Lovely garden. Artjack.  The David Austin Roses at Chelsea look lovely and i bet they smell divine.

19/05/2013 at 20:49

It,s a shame they don,t have smellivision Happymarion.

19/05/2013 at 22:43

I love Artjak's bench too. Here's my first rose. Paul's Scarlet climber.

19/05/2013 at 23:31

The bench is made from woody roots as far as I understand, have had it for 9/10 years and treat it with oil. The rose is interesting; bought it for £1 from Morrisons in January, 'House Plant' guaranteed to flower for 3 weeks. I could not bear to bin it after that and the flowers were a bit of a mess frankly. So, potted it on (there are really about 5 tiny rose plants there), hardened it off for several weeks in March and hey presto - the flowers are now really healthy and maintaing their structure, which they weren't doing as MISERABLE OUT OF SEASON HOUSE PLANTS. Sorry to shout, but really how could they do this to roses? Stuff several into a tiny pot and force them to flower in January?

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