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Posted: 07/05/2012 at 15:52

Thanks Pam - your garden seems to be blooming! Things in mine appear to be opening one by one, and I have to take the photos one by one in between the storms!

Lovely photos everyone!

what are these?

Posted: 07/05/2012 at 12:48

Wish it was! A luxury B&B that is!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 07/05/2012 at 11:41

It's finally stopped raining in the Basque Country - the sun is out and good weather is forecast for the rest of the week. I'm expecting a woosh! of growth in the garden after all the rain over the last five weeks (every day I think). Spring has arrived at last!

Can you give me some advice on Passion Flowers?

Posted: 07/05/2012 at 11:37

Hi Max,

I cut my passion flower back drastically every year, anytime between late winter and late spring, and it grows back with a vengeance. I cut mine right back practically to the ground, but that's personal choice, to try and keep it under control. I never feed it - it's on very poor soil, against a south west facing wall.

Go for it!

Garden Gallery

Posted: 07/05/2012 at 11:31

Some photos from the weekend:

Queen of Night tulips:

 Bearded Iris:

 Princess Irene tulips:


 Iris Blue Magic:

 And I think what I'm finding in the lawn are bee orchids:

what are these?

Posted: 07/05/2012 at 11:10

Thanks to everyone who's replied. Quick update: I'm coming to the conclusion that they're both sweet william, as they both have practically the same flower heads forming now - didn't take a photo of the root, as couldn't bring myself to pull it up, just in case it is sweet william! I generally totally suscribe to the 'go with the flow' philosophy Jacquie, but need to be reminded sometimes, so thanks for that!

what are these?

Posted: 03/05/2012 at 20:57

Good to know Sue. However, apparently hesperis matronalis has hairy stems, and seems to have slightly serrated leaves, which mine doesn't.

what are these?

Posted: 03/05/2012 at 20:27

I think you're right Sue, I'll just have to wait for the flowers to solve the mystery...and then in comes rosad with a new candidate...it's described as 'an invasive weed' which is sometimes confused with phlox 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 03/05/2012 at 15:58

Absolutely hammering it down!!! 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 03/05/2012 at 15:38

O oh! Gone very dark and just heard a rumble of thunder! I knew it was too good to be true!

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Bearded Iris bent stems

Why have my bearded iris stems become bent and twisted? 
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Any IDeas (sorry!) what these are?

Can anyone ID these two for me? 
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leggy beetroot seedlings

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