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What a lovely pink Bev. What variety is it?
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.
Red Valentine, what a good name for a spring sweetheart!
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.
That should be a huge picture. i will try some with less kb's
Above is a lovely ajuga
Not bad - will try some bigger ones.
My Bramley apple tree.
Just love that blossom
There are some wonderful colours in those pics, Marion.
Gorgeous pictures everyone
The pink fountain looks really pretty, is the second shrub in Marion's pics a forest flame shrub?
Beautiful pics as always Marion
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.
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.
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!
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.
Awww, thanks chicky. Lovely garden. Artjack. The David Austin Roses at Chelsea look lovely and i bet they smell divine.
It,s a shame they don,t have smellivision Happymarion.
I love Artjak's bench too. Here's my first rose. Paul's Scarlet climber.
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?