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A damp day in April

bjs

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Another look around the garden and its occupants, as a lot of you know mine is a garden planted for Spring.

The conker tree is at the far end of my garden and at this time dominates the sky line

I would estimate about 60 ft high planted 1968


Can you imagine last year the Squirrels ate almost every Conker while green on the tree.


This is growing in a garden Trough as is the next picture


Acer Briiantissimum


One of my favourites blue being my colour


This is tomorrows picture a plant I have twice tried to dig out because it failed to flower it is now ten years from seed germination and precedes all the others in the garden will it be worth the wait !
Enjoy

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Absolutely beautiful! pity about the confers though. Jamie looks like he's just woken up! That Trillium is very special Brian!

28 Apr, 2014

 

I certainly did enjoy, Bjs! What a beautiful selection of plants. I love the trees - can't live without them. That's a magnificent horse chestnut. And the pale pink camellia is so beautiful.

28 Apr, 2014

 

Scrumptious and a refreshing journey through your photos...could smell the rain..
thats a skyline to die for.

28 Apr, 2014

 

What's not to enjoy! I'm surprised Jamie hasn't worked out how to get up the tree to catch the squirrels :)
Hard time choosing a favourite Brian.

28 Apr, 2014

bjs
Bjs
 

Scottish
he has tried many times. He cornered and caught two of them when he was young does not quite have the speed needed now.
B

28 Apr, 2014

 

Beautiful trees ,flowers , everything is beautiful and your dog is beautiful too what more can one say ...

28 Apr, 2014

 

Lovely as always. I love blue as well but its all beautiful. Poor Jamie looks very fed up though!

28 Apr, 2014

 

Beautiful trees and such an amazing display of colour :O) love it all :O)

29 Apr, 2014

 

Beautiful pictures BJS and so many colourful plants I particularly like the primulas - gentian and your clematis - these three are on my favourite plants list Jane

29 Apr, 2014

bjs
Bjs
 

Jane ones you mention are best off the ground as they are easily chewed by slugs.

29 Apr, 2014

 

Poor Jamie, I can see why he's having to wait though, theres so much to stand and admire and then taking the photo's it all takes time.
Brian I could do with him here, does he dig under sheds? I had lovely flowers yesterday on my Mauve Mist, today I have stalks, some naughty creature has had the audacity to eat my flowers overnight, I have my dander up and spitting feathers, I had evidence through the winter that something was residing under the shed and tunnelling into my bottom g'house, now they have to go,.....3cats and 2dogs you'd think would deter whatever it is, lol....

29 Apr, 2014

 

Fantastic Conker Tree! and a wonderful array of flowers and Shrubs, I enjoye the visit especially the handsome Jamie;0)

29 Apr, 2014

bjs
Bjs
 

Linconlass that is annoying to say least problem is it's another year to wait for flowers.
How do I send Jamie overnight or Hermes 2 day he would have a go, he is into getting Moles out the ground right now I am sure he can hear them,
you must feed yours to much starve them for a couple of days.
lol.

29 Apr, 2014

 

LOL, you are probably right about the food and the pets, they say patience is a virtue don't they, btw the seeds I sent for in the winter have just started sprouting, you told me they would take a long while, the trick now is keeping them going if we get that heatwave we've been promised...

29 Apr, 2014

 

Everything looks wonderful Bjs and see Jamies posing again :-),see you have the lovely smilacena too!!!and the trillium Wow!!
We have two horse chestnuts too with preservation orders, unfortunately they've been attacked in the last few years by the dreaded leaf miner :-(, look good at the moment though,we have so many horse chestnuts in our vicinity and by summer they'll all look horrendous.

29 Apr, 2014

bjs
Bjs
 

Smbad touch wood the Chestnuts are healthy, the two that do worry me are the Ash trees they are large and if anything goes wrong with them I think it will be cheaper to move house.
B

29 Apr, 2014

 

Your garden is an absolute picture, Brian. It looks like the sort of garden you see on GW. I'm full of admiration, not to say a little envy. I've just planted an acer brilliantissima in the front lawn. I hope it will grow to look as wonderful as yours.

29 Apr, 2014

bjs
Bjs
 

Tuesdaybear
I call the maple my three week wonder.it then looks like our native sycamore for the rest of the year.
B

29 Apr, 2014

 

I love to look at the special plants and shrubs in your garden Brian. They never fail to give pleasure. Nor does that fed up looking son of yours.

2 May, 2014

 

Everything looks so lush and healthy, I especially like the blue clem ... then along comes Jamie and steals the show.

4 May, 2014

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