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I AM OUT TODAY DESPITE THE WEATHER....PART 1.

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Although the weather has been COLD, WET, WINDY, and downright MISERABLE, some plants will shine through and lift our spirits, and I say thank God for these little beauties, so as not to bore you I have done the blog in two parts (well easier for me really!!) so here we go, sorry if I cannot name all the plants, will do my best.


MONTANA BROUGHTON STAR…not very old but making a good sized plant…


WEIGELA VARIEGATA.. A very reliable shrub.


OSTEOSPERNUM love these daisies, thanks GOYer it made it through the winter.


ALLIUM not sure which one…..


DORONICUM Another daisy and so reliable.


GEUM MRS BRADSHAW where would we be without her?


HARDY GERANIUM PHAEUM MOURNING WIDOW planted next to yellow looks wonderful, could not do without HGs.


AQUILEGIA BLACK BARLOW possibly?


AQUILEGIAS WOODSIDE has lovely yellow foliage…..


CISTUS PAUNANUM ? although I cannot find it under that name……there you have it, just a few of the plants out today, will follow up with the second part tomorrow, you never know but the sun might shine all day tomorrow!! raining here again.!!

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Hi Dotty.
A wonderful selection of plants to brighten up dull days !
The geum colour is lovely.

17 May, 2012

 

It all looks lovely, I especially like the Allium :)

17 May, 2012

 

Lovely selection :)

17 May, 2012

 

your photos [and flowers] are beautiful

17 May, 2012

 

Very nice Dotty, love the Cistus flower.

17 May, 2012

 

Beautiful!

17 May, 2012

 

Absolutely lovely Dd...

17 May, 2012

 

Stunning DDaisy!!!! I do have the Doronicum - lovely daisies - cistus I adore the smell of leaves - some stronger than others - make perfume with these plants

17 May, 2012

 

Lots of lovely plants in your garden, looking forward to part two.

17 May, 2012

 

agree with Clarice! :)

17 May, 2012

 

Karen, Clarice,Paul,Lincs,Michaella,Cinders, Sticki, Nana, Suzy, and of course TT many thanks for looking and commenting.

17 May, 2012

 

Isn't the weather just horrible, Dotty? ... The lack of sunshine and warmth is getting everyone down now ... but at least we have some cheery blogs on GoY to keep us smiling! ... I love the Osteospermums and the Aquilegia definitely looks like a 'Black Barlow' ... lovely to see some colour ... :o)

17 May, 2012

 

All gorgeous DD (unlike the weather but there's nothing you can do about it!!)

17 May, 2012

 

Thats a lovely show, your garden is way ahead of mine DD.

17 May, 2012

 

I love the geum, Weigela Variegata, and the Aqualegia Black Barlow most of all. You have some really choice plants.

17 May, 2012

 

All looking lovely Dd, despite the bloomin weather! I have hundreds of aquilegia this year must be the rain! Everything is very green hoping for some flowers soon.

17 May, 2012

 

Your gorgeous plants have brighten my day. So dull here too and cold. Was thinking today how helpful Doronicum is, been flowering for what seems ages.

17 May, 2012

 

Really excellent photos, the plants are so clear and vivid.
They certainly do cheer up another dull day! Thank you.

17 May, 2012

 

Can't believe you have all those out already! Have been looking for doronicum for ages but can only find Little Leo .
Your flowers are beautiful.

17 May, 2012

 

Loved the blog Dd...Lovely selection...

17 May, 2012

 

Last autumn my neighbour brought her osteospermums to my cold gh, and I bought allium bulbs which I left in there as well......the osteo's have flowered the whole of the winter and the allium are flowering beautifully, both still in the gh as to cold,wet,windy and frosty to dare put them out!!

Your plants are looking delightful....a bonus on these cold days....

18 May, 2012

 

lovely d.d ..............who needs the sun lol ,
how on earth do you plan refreshments wen you dont know how many peple are come to open day arghhhhh x

19 May, 2012

 

Thats the difficult bit Crissie, just have loads of cake and IF you have any left over it could be frozen or eaten! Lol

19 May, 2012

amy
Amy
 

A lovely selection Angela , enough to brighten the dullest day , your Weigela is early or is mine late ? I managed to keep an Osteo through the winter in the greenhouse , I know we needed the rain but I'm so looking forward to some warm sunny days ........

19 May, 2012

 

lol madge , ok well see haha

19 May, 2012

 

When is your garden 'Open' Dd.

19 May, 2012

 

Dawn we open on the 3rd and 4th June and 1st and 2nd July, pleased you liked the blog, weather been so WARM!! today, so spent the whole day in the garden..
Amy thanks, the Weigela is always early, a very reliable one.
Cristina it is hit and miss, usually cater for over 100, eldest daughter makes the cupcakes, but I will be making some Mary Berry tray bakes as well this time, favourites are usually Coffee and Walnut, Carrot cake, Lemon drizzle, Chocolate, and good old Victoria Sponge and possibly fruit, good luck my friend.
Pamg thanks a lot more flowers have come out now as the weather has changed, will it last though?
Motty and Steragram thanks glad you liked the blog, will follow up soon with the next part.
Many thanks Wildrose, we like to grow a little of everything, so visitors have lots to see....
Shirley has the weather been good today? we have had a beautiful day, it makes such a difference when you do not have to brace yourself, I even cast my clout!!
Sheila, unfortunately we gardeners are at the mercy of the weather!!
Drc, HB and GM thanks for your comments, and like you GM the Aquilegias have gone mental!!

19 May, 2012

 

What a wonderful collection of plants, just wish we lived nearer to visit your open day.

20 May, 2012

 

Not long til you open then DD. Good luck with it all. Still cold here so pleased you've had some warmth. Should be sunny mid week :)

20 May, 2012

 

Lovely pics Dd, especially your clem, I fell in love with C.Broughton star at Malvern this year, they had it in a large pot with a large white flowered clem, can't remember which at the moment..it looked stunning..want one now:-)

21 May, 2012

 

lovely pics Dotty :o))

21 May, 2012

 

Thanks Stroller and San, BA all the Montanas have liked this weather it seems to suit them.......

21 May, 2012

 

That was a lovely blog, Dd2 :))

...and onother that I missed!! :(

I love it all, but especially that black widow geranium!

23 May, 2012

 

Karen many thanks, have just bought another black one called Samobor, very similar but with a blotch on the leaves.

23 May, 2012

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