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In the first half of the year is when my garden comes alive, and i remember saying there are far more pictures than I have time to load,further commenting that the middle of the winter they would look nice,well we have not reached the middle yet but they may make a change from snow.so here we go


well that is looking at some from 2009/10 i am sure i printed similar one but not these.
one sad loss for me in 2010 is the double primrose which i had divided at kept growing for about 15 years so an old friend.the Hoya Bella just keeps growing that i have had for about 30 years.
The magnolia is from the balcony at the back of the house, Jamie is seen every where !


Primula Sieboldi and the Red May tree went missing at the beginning
Hope it brightens up the evening
Brian

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fantastic colours, lovely photos, what a beautiful garden ~ even your dog appreciates it ~ that shows how good it is.

6 Dec, 2010

 

Thanks for that Brian... Lovely to see such nice colors and some gorgeous plants. You will make a lot of people feel better just by looking at this blog.

6 Dec, 2010

 

Sorry to hear you lost the Double Primrose ... really enjoyed seeing the lovely photos of so many of your colourful flowers ... not forgetting Jamie too! : o ))

6 Dec, 2010

 

what beautiful photos of gorgeous plants

6 Dec, 2010

 

Beautiful blog Bjs, such wonderful plants and that wisteria is gorgeous, but the best one that stands out is Jamie how he sets off the scene in your lovely garden.

6 Dec, 2010

 

That was a lovely visit to your beautiful garden - thanks, Brian. :-) (You must have acid soil!)

6 Dec, 2010

bjs
Bjs
 

Barbara yes it's neutral to acid not good for every thing though.swings and roundabouts.

6 Dec, 2010

 

Lovely photos Brian, certainly cheered me up, so bright and colourful. Particularly like the Hoya and the double primrose. Thanks for showing them

6 Dec, 2010

 

Great pictures Brian, wonderful colour. Whats the plant in picture 4, the one you are holding?

7 Dec, 2010

bjs
Bjs
 

Littlelegs
thats Hoya Bella a good house plant or heated glass house.I let them drop down but some people train them up a small frame from a pot the flowers are like a porclain brooch.

7 Dec, 2010

 

Thanks Brian, I was hoping it was a half hardy.

7 Dec, 2010

 

What a tonic this lovely blog is while it's so cold, dull, dank and.......bare outside. A real taste of Spring, many thanks for sharing with us. :o)
I was going to comment how lovely the double primrose was, so sorry you lost it. Also the Primula Sieboldi which is a plant I've been meaning to get for sa long time.

7 Dec, 2010

 

Thank's Brian. It was so nice to see such lovely colour while we are looking out onto a blanket of white. You have so many beautiful plants. I so envy you.

7 Dec, 2010

bjs
Bjs
 

Pleased you are all enjoying them if we could get rid of all this cold weather we could look forward

7 Dec, 2010

 

Your photo's certainly brightened up my evening Brian, thanks for transporting me back to spring time (or is that forward) ? :o))
Its hard to believe that all those beautiful blooms will appear again after all this harsh weather, good old mother nature !

7 Dec, 2010

 

What beauties Brian, were they taken around May time? Also that pink plant with loads of flowers it that a streptocarpus?? Stunning. Lovely cheerful blog.

7 Dec, 2010

bjs
Bjs
 

Grandmage
most taken April/May the plant with pink flowers i think you refer to, leaves look a bit like small streptocarpus leaves is the double Primrose.most of the other pink ones are Rhododendrons.

8 Dec, 2010

 

Oh I see, it does look like a strep. doesn't it? Its beautiful, don't think I have seen doubles before (only after a drink. LOL)!!!! that is.

8 Dec, 2010

bjs
Bjs
 

Grandmadge
if you are not familer with them look at page 5 of my pictures there is a colbalt blue double one, there are others but not sure what pages

8 Dec, 2010

 

Ok Thanks Bjs, will take a peek.

8 Dec, 2010

 

Great just what the doctor ordered thanks for showing these lovely photos

8 Dec, 2010

 

it really cheered me up .... not bin on 4 a while as ill in bed with this bug 4 days now arg .... but that has dun me more good than any medicine !!!!
thankyou x

8 Dec, 2010

 

I have just noticed your blog Bjs and the plants are beautiful, wonderful colours. A change from white!!
Ps. The dog is lovely too.

8 Dec, 2010

 

Brian, I so enjoyed your blog! Do you know the name of that lovely Camellia by any chance? It's gorgeous! Lovely doggy too. My favourite photo from this selection is the one of the pathway with the tree on the left and the lovely azaleas. Oh, how I love the spring!!

9 Dec, 2010

bjs
Bjs
 

Karen
Yes one of my favorites it's Nuccio's Jewel

10 Dec, 2010

 

OH!! How amazing is that? I have Nuccio's PEARL!! I shall keep an eye out for this one, it's lovely! I do love Camellias. They tolerate shade, acid soil and cold. They are evergreen, reliable and the leaves are lovely and shiny AND the flowers are just beautiful! This one, Nuccio's Jewel, is one of the nicest I've ever seen! Thanks BJs

10 Dec, 2010

bjs
Bjs
 

Karen I am sure you will find it ,I have it in a large container and have moved it several times its now in the most protected spot i can find, like the pure white ones the flowers are prone to damage by very cold winds,its not helped here in the south west as it often starts opening in march.you may not have that problem.Definitely worth the effort though.
Brian

10 Dec, 2010

 

:)) thanks Brian. But yes, the camellias do flower in March here..and then reach their zenith in April. I do find that the 'Pearl' gets damaged a bit unlike the darker pink ones I've had in the past; but the most important thing is to keep them out of the morning sun, and that's not a problem in my NW facing garden!

10 Dec, 2010

 

Lovely pictures Brian and I can see what you meant about being a spring garden. Jamie looked very smart too. Does he sit and watch bees like Patches used to?

13 Dec, 2010

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