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Autumn and the last spark of Summer

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This as I have mentioned before I consider my new year ( plant wise) that is, things are awakening from there warm months of rest new shoots tiny buds that in days are blooms all coinciding with the last of my seed harvest and the tale end of Summer.

This is posted at my wife’s request !

Second flush always welcome

These are showy but what are they (answer at blog end

Shown this one before but now more bloom than I have ever seen on it

None stop since May weather must have suited it


Have potted off a few to see how long they will take to flower, of all the lilies I have this is the only one to do this although there must be lots of others.

Thinks it’s spring does this each year.


This seems very happy doubling it’s size this year

Answer = Paeony Lutea.(I harvested them before the Squirrels)

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Oh my goodness! Your garden really is coming to life! cyclamen Mirabile is my favourite here Brian, but you have some real treasures there. Incidentally, after Willow dug up and chewed my crocus bulbs, I did a quick research and although crocus bulbs only give dogs an upset tum, an Autumn crocus can cause dogs liver failure! So I won't be planting any of those.

19 Sep, 2014

 

You have such great success with seeds Brian. I have had some successes but it is more of a hit or miss with me.....difficult to repeat.

19 Sep, 2014

 

Had to Favourite this one!
You'll be glad to know that two of the three Hoya cuttings you sent me have rooted and are looking healthy.

19 Sep, 2014

 

Lovely fall flowers and pictures. I specially like your Cyclamen (all of them) and the unknown climbing rose in the vase.

20 Sep, 2014

 

What a gorgeous blog!

20 Sep, 2014

 

What a harvest. Those Paeony seeds look lovely and the bulbils on the lilies are a very exciting find. Your garden is looking wonderful as usual. The rose could be Maigold. Does it have a lovely scent.

20 Sep, 2014

 

Thanks for the name of the rose Scotsgran. It looks so delicate in this picture, almost like from paper tissue.

20 Sep, 2014

 

Reminded me to remove my Cyclamen to a planter in
the greenhouse. Thanks Brian. All my spring flowers
are going to be in together this year. I look forward to
enjoying them.

20 Sep, 2014

 

All lovely in their way but my favourite has to be` Haberlea` such delicate little blooms.

20 Sep, 2014

bjs
Bjs
 

Stroller it's related to the African Violet but hardy in the UK. Comes in pale blue as well.

20 Sep, 2014

 

Great blog Brian, I can see why you call this the start of your year, so much to look forward to, I love the pastel shades after the gaudiness of summer.....

20 Sep, 2014

 

I really enjoyed your garden Bj. You've got the green thumb! What are those black beans? I wonder!

21 Sep, 2014

 

Bathgate - the answer is tucked in at the end of the blog - I missed it the first time too (Paeony Lutea)!

21 Sep, 2014

 

Lovely blog, Brian! The cyclamen are gorgeous, and that lovely rose...!

22 Sep, 2014

 

Thanks: fantastic!

22 Sep, 2014

 

I echo Bathgate and everyone else.....

23 Sep, 2014

 

It's great to see some many autumn crocuses in flower as well as the lovely Cyclamen!

I don't have any myself but I have seen autumn crocuses in flower as well as Cyclamen in gardens around here! They are a reminder that summer is practically over for this year & that we are on our way to the close of the growing season for many plants.

24 Sep, 2014

bjs
Bjs
 

Very true Balcony but here it is designed to start and very soon I will be able to show you Snowdrops not forced but flowering naturally within the next month together with others, Crocus have yet to start here up to now only Colchicums are in flower,and they are not even related to Crocus.
B

24 Sep, 2014

 

That Rose is gorgeous Brian ... beautiful shade. I am hoping you will I.D. a Cyclamen for me ... about to post a pic of it.

28 Sep, 2014

 

Hi Brian, like you, I know the difference between the two it's just that, like so many others, it a lazy way of talking about them! I'm as guilty as the next person even though I like to be exact with plants names & species, etc.

28 Sep, 2014

 

Lovely plants.
Your lily bulbs from the stem will take about 3 to 4 year to get blooms. At least that's what I have found anyway.
Just bearly cover them in a very deep post as they get long roots. They say lilies like a lot of water but good drainage. Good luck with them. I get so many from my orange Tiger lillies I dont know what to do with them.

23 Feb, 2015

 

Oh your Rode looks so healthy I was wondering how you care for it. I have 2 in pots but one is not doing so well, it get srusty colored leaves at the tip and the flowr buds dont bloom out. Any ideas as to making them bloom out and look better. I did mover one recently to be more in the sun and I think it's starting to like it.

23 Feb, 2015

bjs
Bjs
 

Angie
A difficult one from this far away but I associate buds drying out with either a dry atmosphere possibly cold winds, or having dried out at the roots sometime in the past few months that will make the buds abort.

23 Feb, 2015

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