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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.


Spring sweethearts

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 16:23

Go back to some former pages on this thread - they have sorted the pictures on the earlier pages and may be working their way through.  Lovely enlargement of the purple pasqueflower.

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 16:19

Success.  This was straight from my computer.  Click on and try it.  Try to reduce your pic to 1.25 mb or below before submitting.

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 16:16

I shall try less mbs

 Unbelievable how long these daffs have been flowering.

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 19:38

I just must see if the shots i took of my garden yesterday can be blown up.


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,



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.

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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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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My Golden Jubilee Garden 
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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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an unlabeled gift of a clematis in need of a name. 
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Talkback: Didiscus coerulea 'Blue Lace'

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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

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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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