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Spring sweethearts

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 19:32

My Golden Jubilee year will start with loads of golden daffodils, of course, being a poet.  Then lots of golden tulips, followed by early and late summer perennials like my trollius, marsh marigolds, my new Achillea "Moonshine", golden shrubs like a golden leaved spirea and coronilla with golden flowers.  There will be lots of blue and purple to set off the gold too.  i keep adding to my plans and saving for bulbs and plants.  I love that rhododendron too and my picture blew up .  Have they sorted it then?

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 10:12

I bought a Trollius "Golden Queen" for my Golden Jubilee garden next year when i visited Hanbury Hall recently and it opened its first bud on the first day of Chelsea,

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polyanthus

Posted: 20/05/2013 at 14:43

If they had been, you would not be with us.  They were hanged or burned.  Polyanthus just loved all the rain we had last year and I now have hundrds needing divided.  They sell well for charity if you pick out the pretty caramel coloured ones and sell them in full flower  I have had as many as 17 plants from one clump.

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 19/05/2013 at 19:52

Awww, thanks chicky. Lovely garden. Artjack.  The David Austin Roses at Chelsea look lovely and i bet they smell divine.

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 19/05/2013 at 15:37

Ahhh, C

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Chelsea week and my spring garden is a knock-out.  I usually watch all the footage on TV and conclude at the end of the week none of the gardens are as satisfying as mine.  I hope my visitors on Wednesday will think so too.  I have 3patios to get ready for serving tea.  No 1 has just been done so here are three shots of it.

Tasty Tips

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 15:56

The flowers of rocket are delicious and lovely in salad.

Tree Peony in its 7th year

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 09:13

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Here is my tulip tree, about 25 years old, on May1st this year just opening its leaves. whereas my tree peonies have big fat buds already.  The tulip tree will be covered in its beautiful yellow flowers end of June.

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.

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