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Can someone please help me identify this lovely smelling shrub/plant

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 22:35

We are very acid - but it always loses a few leaves at this time of year - makes room for the new ones coming after the flowers


Posted: 04/03/2014 at 22:32

Hang on in there Tracey - he'll turn a corner I'm sure - just as long as he thinks its HIS idea, and not yours.  Teachers like to fire warning shots when there is still plenty of time for them to have an effect

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 22:10

Mrs G - your shoots look like crocosmia to me..... Love the raindrops on the lupin too.  Marion, what a delightful garden - looks enchanted


Lizzie - agree it will be sad to see the last of the snowdrops and hellebores (loving your clumps of both) - but we will be so carried away on a frothy tide of spring that we will forget to mind for too long

Can someone please help me identify this lovely smelling shrub/plant

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 22:00

I love mine (Jackie P - like Salinos).  The scent is not sickly, but so powerful.  It normally starts flowering in the Christmas holidays and is still going in April - what a plant



Posted: 04/03/2014 at 21:47

It was me with the Eurobulb recommendation - i hope you told them Chick sent you.  i was very pleased with the plants they sent (and my Mum was from Wisbech, so i feel good buying from them).

Pancakes here too - Mr C did us proud.  Mine had chocolate orange grated on - he bought it for Chicklet to cheer her up yesterday - claimed it was a source of vit C - she is much better today, so maybe he's on to something

Ggirl - 5* accommodation for all your garden friends!

Loved the sparrowhawk pictures too.


Posted: 04/03/2014 at 06:41

Have a lovely time Dove - many congratulations to them (66 years ..... Wow), and happy birthday to Pa - may he have all the (ice cream) cake he desires.

hard frost here - looks like it has been snowing, but it hasn't.  Might have known - when i went out at 8 last night the stars (particularly Orion) were blazing in the sky - so knew we were in for a cold one.  Need to go wake a chicklet - hoping she is on the mend

Camera Corner

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 22:56

Wonderful, David - i shall go to sleep dreaming of a blue haze ....

Can anyone help ID these plants please?

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 18:10

We have a cotoneaster with berries like that.  Used to think it was a boring shrub until i realised that it spends April-june absolutely covered in bees - literally swarming.  It hums louder than our washing machine on its spin cycle.  So now i am a fan!


Posted: 03/03/2014 at 18:00

Home earlier than usual - a sick chicklet needed a fevered brow mopping (well, more to the point, needed hugs from her Mum) - think she is now on the mend.

Sorry if i offended this morning - Dove was right that i was moaning about workers who are supposed to have the weekend off, but choose to work - and then expect others to do the same.  Had just had a sneaky peek at my work Blackberry, and was having to formulate my excuses ......."but i had snowdrops to plant" just wasn't going to cut it 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 17:53

Tracey - you've been working hard - looks great  Where does the new GH go?  Look forward to seeing it "through the seasons".

lovely crocuses Ann - love the way they transform when the sun hits them

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