Latest posts by happymarion

Summer has arrived

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 10:43

Of course, nutcutlet(yummy).  Rules are not made to be broken here but non-existent.  I have done an hour's deadheading.  Now for some editing.




 My rainbow chard is delicious.


 I have never seen so much blossom on the trees in all my many years of gardening.  This is my hawthorn tree.

Summer has arrived

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 09:01

June 1st say the meteorologists is the first day of summer so I shall take my camera with me as i deadhead the spring flowers like daffodils and bluebells which have been so late this year and share them with you.  The peonies definitely think it is summer.

What's this plant please

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 19:55

My "Dai Jin" has a superb scent.  It attracts rose chafer beetles.  It is supposed to be a tree peony with red and white striped flowers.  Last year it had one red, one white and one striped.  This year so far it has one red and two white, one of which started off as a pink bud.  but i can forgive it for the scent beats the wallflower and the bluebells which abound in my garden at this time of year.  My yellow one has lots of flowers this year and loads of seeds already.  It has grown to over 14feet so the peonies loved the wet year we have just had.



Spring sweethearts

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 14:30

Oh dear!

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 12:47

The spring flowers on the Pieris "Forest flame" are still smelling beautifully while the summer flowering Poached egg plant, Limanthes douglasii, is bringing in the butterflies, up my garden on the last day of spring.



Spring sweethearts

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 12:35

Shall we make May31st the last day of spring?  New thread tomorrow?  I have been up the garden this morning.  Lots of summer flowers out already.  Here are the first of the osteospermums.



Spring sweethearts

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 11:55

That was 591 kb's.  Success.

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 11:54

Right, let's try with my Peony Dai JIn which has white, red, pink and occasionally red and white striped flowers on it.  Reduced kb's.



Spring sweethearts

Posted: 26/05/2013 at 18:15

Amazing what a few hours of sunshine will do to peony buds.  Here they are four hours later.



Spring sweethearts

Posted: 26/05/2013 at 10:43

One Spring sweetheart i love to get close to every May is my tree peony, Dai Jin,  It is supposed to have red and white striped flowers - well, I had one once but mostly they are all red, all white or sall pink but ten three different flowers on one bush is pretty clever,  But what gets you running to, even in bud is the amazing perfume,  Heavenly. Here it is this morning.



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