WHAT'S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN ??

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Re: WHAT'S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN ??

Postby Jacksparrow » Sat May 13, 2017 7:42 pm

Placido wrote::iagree: Loads of time for lavender to bloom ... and bloom ... and bloom :nod:

Very reassuring but I fear, for this year, blooming will be confined to the single bunch.
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Re: WHAT'S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN ??

Postby greenfinch2 » Sat May 13, 2017 9:48 pm

Mine look sad ,but I am hopeful.
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Re: WHAT'S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN ??

Postby Placido » Sun May 14, 2017 10:52 am

Jacksparrow, maybe contain your hopes until August - plenty of time yet ........
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Re: WHAT'S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN ??

Postby Placido » Wed May 17, 2017 11:07 am

The hawthorn stand just beyond the boundary fence is in full bloom now and I see with delight that the leaves of a horse chestnut tree are poking just above the fence in its midst. Delighted by this gift from Nature :yes:
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Re: WHAT'S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN ??

Postby Placido » Thu May 18, 2017 7:43 pm

Last year I sowed some packets of seeds (various) and stood back. The results were exiguous :(.
However, 2 Californian poppies (both of them :rolleyes:) remained bushy and green throughout the winter and today one has burst into flower (2 blooms) which caused me to examine the other one. It is covered in buds :clap: which will burst into riotous colour any time soon.

Spurred into frenzied action by the above excitement, a single, small, pot marigold (there's only one) has also partly revealed itself from beneath the largest, most vigorous pyrawotsit. Fortunately, its apologetic little flower is bright orange otherwise I should have missed it entirely.
Coincidentally, the orange perfectly replicates the colour of the Californian thingy so the co-ordination is remarkable.
Vita Sackville-West eat your heart out.
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Re: WHAT'S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN ??

Postby Jacksparrow » Thu May 18, 2017 8:38 pm

Coincidently I have had a red poppy flower today on a plant I hadn't noticed growing. Nature is very sneaky innit? :)
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Re: WHAT'S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN ??

Postby Jacksparrow » Mon May 22, 2017 8:18 pm

My first Yellow Flag Iris of the season. :)
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Re: WHAT'S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN ??

Postby Placido » Tue May 23, 2017 11:29 am

My irii aren't out yet :shrug:, but MN has provided me with an unexpected little vetch. It's climbing up a neighbouring plant and has purple/dark red flowers.
Must look it up ......
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Re: WHAT'S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN ??

Postby Jacksparrow » Tue May 23, 2017 8:00 pm

The first blooms on my Dog Rose appeared today :)
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Re: WHAT'S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN ??

Postby Placido » Wed May 24, 2017 10:51 am

Ditto :D !! It's blooming through a mixture of bird cherry and mulberry. Must take a pic ...... :photo:
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