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11/06/2013 at 20:14

The garden season got off to a slow start, however we've had a week now of lots of sunshine here in the north east and things have come on a treat. The flowers in my garden are starting to make an appearence.

 This has to be the flower of the moment in my garden. A friend gave me a few variety's a few years ago and this is the first time I've had flower spikes from them. Sadly the names on their tags have faded so don't know what they are called.

Whats yours?

11/06/2013 at 20:41

HI Rodgy thats a beautyfull Iris one of my favourite plants

lots of my plants iris - poppies and peonie rose where going great until last nights heavy rain nearly all battered



11/06/2013 at 20:52

Stunning Rodgy! Here's mine- just bought it today and posted on the Garden Gallery thread but not been able to identify it yet as no label and girls at nursery not sure- wasn't what  they thought anyway. Had one suggestion from Tim B. but darker than the one he mentioned.


Sibirica or water 'type' but haven't been able to find anything like it online yet. 

11/06/2013 at 20:54

Aw thanks JB I have two othe iris about to flower, I waited two weeks for this to actually open so I guess another two weeks and my others will open its really exciting as I don't know what colour those are going to be. I have very small flower buds on my peonies this year  last year they where massive.

11/06/2013 at 20:54

MIne would have to be sweet rocket, bundles of lovely sweet scented flowers



11/06/2013 at 20:56

Sweet Rocket, lovely. Still waiting for most of my irises

 Except for pseudocorus

11/06/2013 at 20:57

FairyGirl - It looks like a flag iris that one, in my last pond I had the yellow variety which looked similar. That looks like velvet is it tall?

11/06/2013 at 22:07

The first flower appeared on my sweet peas yesterday, can't wait for them to really start so I can cut some and bring the beautiful smell indoors

11/06/2013 at 22:27

Probably spelled incorrectly but Aqualegia, they are looking great at the moment and the bees are busy in them.

11/06/2013 at 22:30

Yes they are good aren't they. 

My laburnum is finally buzzing and that's giving greatpleasure. Loads of bees but can't see any honey bees.

11/06/2013 at 22:52

Although it's been a cold, wet spring in Dordogne, sometimes colder and wetter than in England, the plants are still ahead here. My irises are now over, so are the aquilegias, apart from one I bought in England in April.
My flowers of the moment are roses.

Tess of the d'Urbervilles

 Can't remember it's name.

11/06/2013 at 23:31

hard to decide but because its new, its outside my kitchen window and because I love the rich orange colour my flower of the moment is Geum Tangerine Dream.  it has long stems of the most intense orange and its supposed to flower all summer

12/06/2013 at 01:59

if it's a climber BL then maybe golden showers?

12/06/2013 at 05:57


 That was lat week in the evening, there are two spikes now but MUST go to work so no time to take another.  Maybe later.

12/06/2013 at 07:43

I wish there where like bottons to like a lot of your comments and photo's ...

Suprised to learn that the Dordogne is colder and wetter than the uk in winter, husband has harped on for ages since the program on uk TV about the place, he keeps saying we should relocate there!

My roses look like they'll be another 4 weeks before flowering their buds are looking rather small.

I bought loads of double flowered aqualigea's at a £1 each last weekend they are looking great. My delphiniums are just about to flower

12/06/2013 at 07:48

 At the moment it has to be the foxgloves in the Woodland Corner of our Shady Bank - they are just coming to perfection 

12/06/2013 at 07:54

Rodgy- it does look very much like the little flag Irises - had tons of them in the ponds at last house as the rabbits didn't eat them, and I brought one with me here. This new one's about 60cm I'd say - 2' in old money. Incredibly dark,velvety and sumptuous with a very fine golden yellow line and sprinkle on the falls.

I sound like Lawrence LLewelyn-Bowen there 

12/06/2013 at 08:02

My blue sibirica irises.  Was given a large clump 5 years ago, and had no flowers, no flowers, 1 flower, 3 flowers and this year... 15 flowers! Yay!!!! I have to say, though, they're rivalled by the sheer prettiness of the london pride I've got just about everywhere. Was there ever such an obliging little guy?

12/06/2013 at 08:24

L. pride grows like mad here too auntieb! Very useful for damp  which we get a lot of up here! Rabbits didn't eat it so lots at last house filling little shady places.

12/06/2013 at 10:10

Ive got 2. Beautiful foxgloves and my opium poppies in lipstick red, orange and white. Oh thats 4

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