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06/06/2013 at 14:09

Summer has well and truly arrived at the Bristol University Botanic Garden and here are


 some pics I took this morning.  That is Ferruls communis at the bottom.  The blue iris close-up is Iris siberica "Cambridge" and the pink peony is Peony suffricosa.

06/06/2013 at 14:38

...I love visiting these Botanic gardens... very nice Marion and your photos now enlarge beautifully, with full 'zoom in' status...  blue Iris's are gorgeous aren't they...?

06/06/2013 at 14:49

Yes they are.  will edit some more pics for you all tomorrow as i must pot up tomatoes now.

06/06/2013 at 15:39

Just been out in the garden and taken a few pictures of the latest arrivals


06/06/2013 at 15:52

...very nice... what's the mauve flower in the 2nd photo... I know the other 3... thanks...

06/06/2013 at 15:59


Looks great in the borders

06/06/2013 at 16:30

happymarion, your blue iris are just divine

06/06/2013 at 16:47

They like boggy conditions, Wintersong, so were in their element last  year.

06/06/2013 at 16:55

I get confused about Iris because the experts say Iris love baking in the sun, but I also know they love boggy gardens, so there must be two different types with the same looking flower?

06/06/2013 at 17:05
Fairygirl wrote (see)

Lovely pic Bev.

Someone put a pic of Elsa Spath on- I've just looked at it. Sorry I've forgotten who and which thread  It's lovely too with a slight stripe.Had one in a previous garden.

Wintersong- your editing must be very expert then!  Do you like the really dark clems? I love the really dark purply reds and the whites- no grey (or pastel!) areas in my life  No idea what the one I put on here is- was already here. It's quite a cool purple- more lavender. Niobe is one I want to get - never got round to it before. Rouge Cardinal is  another favourite and I will get Romantika as I had it before and didn't take it when I moved- silly me.

Hi there Fairygirl up in Weegieland, I did put a pic of Elsa Spath on yesterday, maybe it was that one? - here it is again


06/06/2013 at 19:27

More great pics Marion. Some lovely colours there Simon.

06/06/2013 at 19:47

Asphodels, papaver atlanticum and Stachys bizantinum in the Mediterranean Bank at the Bristol Univ. botanic garden today.

 These dactylorrhyza are weeds in the New Zealand Garden in the Bristol botanic garden.

06/06/2013 at 20:17

Lovely pictures

06/06/2013 at 20:28

John I'll forgive you the Edinburgh error of yesterday since I didn't remember it was your Elsa Spath!! It's a very pretty clematis yet not always readily available which I think is  a shame. Was in clematis heaven at the nursery today - should have taken my camera!  Restrained myself - will take some pix tomorrow of my purchases! Took some little pix of all my bits and bobs in their pots - hopefully get going with raised bed for Irises and clematis etc soon. Tomorrow to be another good day here so hoping to finish off front border and top dress it.

Herbs, sedum and a dianthus my sis gave me after I moved here recently:

 Extra Sempervivums from alpine pan to go somewhere!




06/06/2013 at 20:28

1 of my Dahlias grown from seed. Waiting to see what colour the flower will be :P

Flower Buds emerging on my Broadway Lights Shasta Daisy

Flower Buds almost out on my Oriental Poppies

My Beautiful Pink Ranunculus

Flower Buds appearing on my seed grown seashell Cosmos

Big Allium Heads

My Gertrude Jekyll Rose has countless Flower buds waiting to open on it


06/06/2013 at 20:30

Great pix as always everyone! 

Different types of Iris Wintersong- there are so many though- the 'flag' type for ponds etc, sibiricas which can be grown in a border if not too dry or at water's edge and so on. The ones you're thinking of that need baking are the rhizomatous ones- mostly the big  summer flowering bearded types with 'sword like' leaves. Too many to go into! They are all lovely! I'd love to get chrysographes which is a small moisture loving one- and dark purple of course!

06/06/2013 at 21:26
Simon McBride wrote (see)


Looks great in the borders


...thank you for your reply Simon... I've not grown those for years... memory slips...

06/06/2013 at 21:31

Just wonderful pictures

06/06/2013 at 22:38

Lovely photos everyone, for me Marion's irises and Simon's Anemone de Caen are special.

This is one of my favourite roses coming into flower, climbing "the Pilgrim".


06/06/2013 at 22:41

I like the look of the Pilgrim B-L. Is it scented?

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