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Tree Peony in its 7th year

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 09:08

Quite different.  A tulip tree is a Liriodendron and is a forest tree.  A tree peony is a larger version of a peony and does not make wood so not a true tree but a perennial /shrub which grows to about 8ft at most.  I have both.  I will post some pictures.A tulip tree will flower at about 15 years old.  this is tree peony "Flame"

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seen at the Garden House Devon last June.  the leaves of the tulip tree are very distinctive with a "biteout of the top.  they have a tulip flower shape'

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 08:49

Yes, hollie hock, Pieris "Forest Flame"  The white panicles of flowers should be coming soon.  I have a huge Bramley apple, a worcester Pearmain, a Charles Ross and a Cox's Orange Pippin all vying for the bees to pollinate their blossom but very few bees venturing out as it is too cold for them.So savouring and photographing the blossom may be all the satisfaction I get this year.  The pears have set however as the blossom came earlier in the warm little snap we had so Conference and pears poached in wine from my cooking pear tree with chocolate sauce at Xmas are on the cards anyway.  Thank you for your lovely comments.  i am so enjoying your snaps and getting ideas for my Golden Jubilee in my garden Year.

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.

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 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.

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 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

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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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