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Can any confirm identification please?

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 12:32

I will try to find a photo of Viper's Bugloss at Westonbirt arboretum as i know i snapped one there. last year.

 The flowers are a lovely blue.

The daftest thing you've done in your garden

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 12:23

My worst mistake was not stopping my late husband when, on learning his cancer was terminal , he decided to make our half acre garden "safe" for me by planting ten, yes ten, Yucca gloriosa plants all over the garden, near the paths.  That was 24 years ago.  I have had various attempts to keep them from spiking visitors with the family's help ever since.  They flower to about 16feet twice a year, June ans at Xmas but the spikes are lethal.  The thought was lovely as we live in the middle of a huge housing estate but the work the thought has caused has been tremendous.  i should have said NO.

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 10:28

Not bad - will try some bigger ones.

 My Bramley apple tree.

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 10:23

That should be a huge picture.  i will try some with less kb's

 Above is a lovely ajuga

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 10:16

Just right!  I visited Hanbury Hall (Nat. Trust) last Friday and marvelled at their spring display in the parterre which is the biggest I have ever seen.  Over 4000 red and yellow tulips, hundreds of hyacinths, beautiful pulsatillas and their 40 varieties of apples in blossom looked and smelt glorious.  Came home and took more pictures in my owm garden, but I had bought a "Golden Queen" trollius which should be super next spring for my Golden Jubilee Year.


Spring sweethearts

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 09:13

Try again, Marion.  The daffodils are still giving a lovely show enhanced by the wallflowers and bluebells.


Spring sweethearts

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 16:31

I am going totry reducint the size to less than one mb and see if that helps.


Spring sweethearts

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 13:22

One of the sights in my garden in the spring is the blossom on the apple  trees This Bramley apple tree was very old when we arrived over 49 years ago.

 Yuk the picture trouble is getting worse.  Let's see if it disappears when i edit it.

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 10:04

Or four winged pterodactyls from the age of the dinosaurs.  I am sure they were much more colourful than they are depicted.

Kohl rabi

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 15:36

Don't forget when thinning out to put the leavef the thinnings  in your salad bowl - delicious.

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