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Spring sweethearts

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 11:47

I c

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ould enlarge Salino's photos but not Fairygirl's so what do we do now?  I love clusians tulips - we have the species in the Botanic Garden and I have "Cynthia" in my garden .  We have Rubus odoratus in the Garden as well and the scent travels a long way.  We see visitors trying to track down the scent.  Here is Tulipa Clusiana in bud yesterday on the Medurterranean Bank.

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 10:33

Forgot and edited - no pictures!  time something was done about this.  Here they are again.

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Spring sweethearts

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 10:23

I took my camera to the Bristol Univ. Botanic Garden yesterday to capture the beauty of the magnolia flowers with the threat of frost once more on the horizon!

Website problems?

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 17:53

Oh dear,  I am trying to show everyone how to be one ahead of climate change by growing the things that have evolved to suit changing climate like bulbs but the site won;t let me.  I am  still having problems, putting on my pictures which go on but very small and cannot enlarge by clicking.  So disappointing that my friends cannot see the wonderful things I am seeing this spring despite the cold winter.

Nandina Domestica

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 14:02

Found it.  This was taken 28.05.09 when it was newly planted. - on the left of the Moongate.  Notice how you go down into a Chinese garden as they believe happiness accumulates in the valleys.

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Nandina Domestica

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 13:41

They come from China where they are known as the "Sacred Bamboo" - a lovely thing.  There is one by the Moongate at the entrance to the Chinese Medicinial Herb Garden in the Bristol University Botanic Garden.  I remember the ceremony when dignitaries came from China to plant it.  It seems to thrive on very little attention and always looks good.  It has a mulch of shredded bark round its base to keep down the weeds.  If we had a drght no doubt it would be watered .  Just water it if you see it drooping.  The flowers and autumn leaves are lovely.  Do cherish it.I will see if I have a oicture later.

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 11:46

More dazzlers.

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Spring sweethearts

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 11:43

Oh no they haven't!  Ah well here in miniature is the dazzling colour in my garden this lovely spring morning - warm. calm. blue skies wall to wall in Bristol on St. George's Day.

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 I have just had my coffee in front of this and it was buzzing with bees.

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Spring sweethearts

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 11:33

Right let's see if the photo issue has been solved.  My pussy willow has huge catkins on and loads of pollen.  It does look good against a blue sky.

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Beginner failing miserably.

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 13:03

forgot to say you have to give parsley a lot of time to germinate.  it can take eight weeks.

 

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