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It started with a Peony

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Last week the first of my large flowered Peonies started to burst but was being battered by strong winds and rain so much so I feared the petals would be blown off before they ever opened, once the election was over the wind eased and I hovered with my camera.

But with lack of sun it was not keen to perform, so decided to wander on around the garden.

Flowers more patchy than usual on Crest

Very few flowers have not been damaged
on this one Peony ‘Laciniatia Smoothii’( the botanists have altered the name again on this one)


This pink Lily of the Valley behaved itself for years but has now decided to go on the rampage and will have to be checked.

Down the garden path

A couple more Acers

Daphne Blageana

An hour later and the Sun warmed the Buds and they started to open.
Not mentioned it is Paeonia Suffruiticosa seedling is ten years old grown from seed flowered for the first time2014

The petals so fragile like thin silk

This one I cut and took indoors for Pauline as she can no longer access the area it grows ,while she waits for her knee opp.

Hope you enjoy my garden which seems to change daily

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Thankyou Brianyour garden is always a real delight and pleasure.

10 May, 2015

 

Beautiful garden as always, the white peony is stunning with the pink blotches and those acers!!,never seen a pink lily of the valley lovely......

10 May, 2015

 

Hello Brian - our peonies are reluctant to open up here excepting a tree peonie that flowered early - your Suffruiticosa is stunning love that shot of your garden path too- enjoy your week - Jane

10 May, 2015

 

That was such a treat Brian. Its pouring rain here and probably will be all day. So looking at your garden was like visiting spring! I particularly loved the 'Down the garden path' view and that gorgeous lemon Rhody. I think I shall have a yellow flowering one for my golden border. I'll put this blog on my faves for reference. Molly the witch is gorgeous. Every time I see your peonies I want to grow them, but I find the herbaceous ones never do well for me, even though I plant them shallow. There is no sign whatsoever of the two I planted in my pod garden. Not a single shoot. So disappointed. :( i love that white one you watched opening. I dont think i've ever seen a white one before. Its perfect and the lilac centre enhances it. :))

10 May, 2015

 

Brian,you have certainly encouraged me to buy Tree Peonies......will be collecting the seedling on Wed from my friend's house.....
.will buy another one in the Autumn.I agree with Karen,the white with that delightful lilac centre is a must.

10 May, 2015

 

I have a bit of a wait then Brian with Suffruiticosa. I do get the yellow flower and I am waiting for L Smoothii. :0)

10 May, 2015

 

Linda, there was a stunning one in Glendoick a couple of weeks back. About 2' tall, very well branched and covered in small lilac flowers....£45 I think it was. But so beautiful!

10 May, 2015

 

All so beauiful Brian, as always.

10 May, 2015

 

What beautiful plants and such lovely colours .

10 May, 2015

 

Thankyou Brian, its always a treat to see your garden...

10 May, 2015

 

Must be mild down there in Bristol. My peonies have barely put their heads above ground, not even in bud yet.

10 May, 2015

bjs
Bjs
 

Urbanite
Mild and wet,these are mainly tree peonies so don't have to grow upwards like a herbaceous ones these are between 3 and 8 feet high all year round.

11 May, 2015

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Bjs
 

Linda 5/6 years is normal from seed,

Meadowland I have had a thing about them for many years, did have a couple of double tree ones years ago while very lovely they were a problem with the flower weight the heads constantly flopped over and really needed tying up.

11 May, 2015

 

Ah - didn't see that they were TPs. That explains it.

11 May, 2015

 

You have such beautiful plants Brian. Wonderful and all established.

11 May, 2015

 

Always a joy to see around your very floriferous garden, I agree with all that has been said..✌;-)

11 May, 2015

 

You've got some lovely plants Brian...shame about the winds and cold weather.....we wait all year for our plants to flower then they struggle.But, hopefully you have sun today.It's beautiful here!

11 May, 2015

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Bjs
 

Paul
yes we have had a lovely day had a visit from a Goy member this morning which was very enjoyable and then a trip with Jamie up on the hills.

11 May, 2015

bjs
Bjs
 

Thank you all for your kind comments

11 May, 2015

 

What a lovely, colourful garden you have. I have never seen pink lily of the valley either. The white peony is stunning.

11 May, 2015

 

Lovely plants Bjs. I love your hot pink rhododendron. Do you have name for it? Reminds me mine which died on me last year. The white Paeonia Suffruiticosa has very nice center. The tree peonies are beautiful plants but mine never stay in flower for very long. And pink lily of the valley is new to me.

12 May, 2015

 

Lovely garden, I'm so jealous.

13 May, 2015

 

Lovely pictures as usual !!
Love as always --- val x

14 May, 2015

 

Absolutely beautiful, Brian. The paeonies are so lovely. I have never seen pink lily of the valley - it is very pretty. Mine are white, over 40 years old, and definitely on the rampage after a few years mysteriously absent. I now have to mow them out of the lawn.

14 May, 2015

 

I love your garden, Brian! You have such lovely Rhodos & Paeonias.:-)) The Paeonia Suffruiticosa seedling is marvellous with that magenta centre!

21 May, 2015

bjs
Bjs
 

Balcony
Spectacular for a short while, as you have seen I have taken to cutting them and taking them indoors out of some pretty awful weather was pleasantly surprised how well they lasted .
even took a couple for Valadel (val) to see there beauty

21 May, 2015

 

That was a nice surprise then - for you & for Val! :-))

26 May, 2015

bjs
Bjs
 

Val likes surprises, she is a very dear friend.

26 May, 2015

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