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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.

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.

Discussions started by happymarion

Talkback: Trees for wildlife

Well done, Kate. Last winter was so mild and wet lots of sickly trees suddenly showed what they are made of. Trees and shrubs that had nev... 
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Talkback: Tomato blight and potato blight

The "Charlotte" potatoes I an trialling for Mr. Fothergill are harvested from the potato planter bag and being eaten. very delicious and a ... 
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Talkback: Growing tomatoes outdoors

Growing tomatoes indoors and out is a trial the Nation of Gardeners Project is doing for Mr. Fothergill Seeds. Ferline F1 is included in th... 
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Talkback: Sowing tomato seed

I have three gems of tomatoes to sow as a participant in Mr. fothergills Trials in the nation of Gardeners project, called "Black Opal". "Pi... 
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2014

My Golden Jubilee Garden 
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Talkback: Autumn goes out in a blaze of glory

My acer seedlings from the Botanic Garden which I weeded are all different colouring - salmon pink, rich toffee, crimson. pale pink and a ve... 
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clematis in need of identification

an unlabeled gift of a clematis in need of a name. 
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Autumn colour

Celebrating the warm colours of autumn 
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Talkback: Didiscus coerulea 'Blue Lace'

One of my birthday presents was Kalanchoe "Bronze Sculpture" which is commonly known as the Paddle plant but this one has bronze colored tip... 
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Painting what you've grown

Letting other people see what can be done to immortalise your plants. 
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Summer has arrived

Let's share the lovely flowers and veg. in our gardens this summer. 
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picture difficulties

SOS 
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Talkback: Gardening in Russia

Awww, it was the same for my sister gardening in Edmonton in Canada, James. It was amazing how much they could grow in their very short thr... 
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Spring sweethearts

The sun shone brightly enough for my tulips to open up,something that thrills me every spring. 
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Spring Spectacular

The Garden Sculpture Exhibition at the Bristol Botanic Garden  
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