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The glory of Daffodils

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 15:14

I think the "pink"ones in catalogues have been touched up. A bit like the "blue"rose that turned out to be a muddy lilac.

The glory of Daffodils

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 15:06

I think the pink one is Salome. I cant remember the name of the orchid flowered one. Parkers were doing orchid flowered mixed and pink flowered mixed at about a tenner for 25 last year.I have always found Parkers good for bulbs. One of my amaryllis I bought from them is one its third spike. They often have freebies like the tete a tete that I love to have in a pot near to  the house. My front garden is having a purple year this year, cortesy of freebies. Purple tulips mix (free from parkers)yet to flower, and purple hyacinth mix (free gardeners world offer) currently scenting the front area. Also I have a double lilac primrose that is flowering away.

The glory of Daffodils

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 14:20

Lisa, is the top white multiheaded one of yours "bridal veil"?

The glory of Daffodils

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 13:37

 The split corona or orchid flowered

The glory of Daffodils

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 13:32

 Supposedly pink flowers. I find that when they fade they are more apricot.

The glory of Daffodils

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 13:29

I'm using David K's idea of a black background. In this case, a pair of trousers.

The glory of Daffodils

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 13:27

 From my double daffs phase. This year they are OK, but when it rains these are the first on the ground and with broken stems.

Magnolia never flowers

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 13:23

I have hellebores and pulmonarias under mine, but the roots of the magnolia are shallow. I give a mulch of compost or (this year) a load of well rotted FYM.

My soulangeana is just showing pink buds. It flowers two weeks later than the others around here, because it is shaded so much. It is less prone to frost damage because of that. Now I've just got to stop the squirrel from eating the flowers now he's finished off all the camellia flowers.

The glory of Daffodils

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 13:17

I like the triandrus sort. Like a bunch all together. This one is  Grand primo. I bought it half price in the christmas bulb sale, so it may be earlier next year. It has a really thick stem and up to 12 flowers on each stem.

 I'm going to put the bulbs amongst the grasses in my wild flower bit for next year.

The glory of Daffodils

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 13:12

 Mixed bunch picked from the garden

Discussions started by fidgetbones

bluebells at Felley priory.

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The glory of Daffodils

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Talkback: Growing kale

This year I have sown seaweed kale,cavolo nero, and brukale. I sow one seed to a module in the polytunnel, then plant out 30cm or a foot apa... 
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I am a sniffer.

What leaves do you like to smell? 
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For hellebore enthusiasts.

John Masseys garden is open this Saturday behind Ashwood Nursery. 
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intended trip on Wednesday 12th February 
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unusual bird nest

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Gardeners Freebies (for the cost of postage.)

magazine/newspaper offers of plants or seeds for the cost of postage. 
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Bug id please.

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odd aquilegias.

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tree bumblebees in a bird box

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Oxygenating sprinklers.

Pure rain v ordinary sprinkler. 
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How would you describe your garden?

typesof garden 
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solitary bees

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