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Hidcote on Easter Sunday

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 11:16

Phew. The plant with the red pointy bit at the top is a trillium. The leaves, sepals and petals are all in threes. I always wanted a really good red one. Mine is kind of wishy washy, but it grows so slowly, I havn't the heart to chuck it out.

Hidcote on Easter Sunday

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 11:13

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 The old potting shed has a wisteria macrobotrys growing on it. The trunk is enormous. I love the melted candle effect that old wisteria have. The buds are there but its not open yet, about two weeks I would think. There are a number of old wisteria on site. If I lived nearer I would have a season ticket and go every few weeks through the season.

Hidcote on Easter Sunday

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 11:09

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Hidcote on Easter Sunday

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 11:06
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Hidcote on Easter Sunday

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 11:01

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Hidcote on Easter Sunday

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 10:58

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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 10:52

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 Overwintered cerinthe seedlings are just  starting to flower.

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 Newly planted bulb area, alliums are yet to flower, and the tree lilies are coming up at the back but hidden by forgetmenots.

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 No idea what sort of hardy geranium this is, it came from a packet of mixed seeds.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 10:47

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 The pear blossom is looking good. There should be plenty this year if we don't get a sharp frost.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 10:42

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 The long border is coming on. I really must get the edging done. There are lots of perennials coming up between the forgetmenots, and the aquilegias are just starting to open.

What goes into a new border?

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 10:38

Whatever fibrous stuff you can obtain in bulk cheaply. At the moment for me this is well rotted FYM. I also have a cubic metre of home made compost to top dress with. Even coir is ok if you can get a bulk load. If using coir there is no nutrient so then mix in fish blood and bone. Think of it as making a fruit cake, you want a nice even mix of all the ingredients. Only use FYM at this time of year if it is well rotted. It should have no farmyardy smell at all.

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