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Another spring display..

bloomer

By bloomer

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Just one or two photo’s of mine this year…
This Erysimum ,Bowles Mauve ,has been in flower throughout the winter,and put on lots of new flowers in the last couple of weeks..


Part of the front border..

My £2 bargain Photinia,Red Robin.is romping away this year..no longer ‘stick like’ :o)

Camellia,variety unknown,is the best it’s ever been..

This is mainly to show the ‘Annual’ Bacopa,which decided it wasn’t going to die ! One lone Daffodil,as the others came up blind, and Tulips..looking decidedly paler than they were the first year…A fuchsia is waiting to reappear in the centre soon,hopefully..

..and looking forward to this year,,Zinnias awaiting their turn to show off again …


Lots more plants waiting in the wings,..( Growhouse,) to join them next month….can’t wait..:o)

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bloomer, I noticed the fading of tulip blooms as well. I had left some 'Artist' in the ground and they definitely faded after the first year.

11 Apr, 2014

 

Lovely sandra a lovely time of year isnt it.

11 Apr, 2014

 

Karen my tulips arnt very good if left in, so I buy new every year...

11 Apr, 2014

 

They were a deep Cerise the first year Karen,but the last two years have been like this..still ok,but not as nice..I might do the same,Holly,and buy new ones next time..thanks girls :o)

11 Apr, 2014

 

I love Bowles Mauve Sandra, keep on taking cuttings as the original one turned quite woody ... and just look at your Photinia heading for the sky ... lovely! Are you talking to that Bacopa? It seems to be very hardy! :o)

11 Apr, 2014

 

Beautiful it's so nice to see the spring colour.:0)

11 Apr, 2014

 

It's one of my favourites too,Shirley..this was a cutting taken from the old one last year..Mine went woody too,but maybe I should have cut it back before it got like that..not sure if it works though..Good old Morries for the £2 Photinia..:o),and I'm amazed the Bacopa has flowered since last June..I have three..2 white ones in a sheltered spot by the front door,and a purple one I kept in the shed over winter..just seen three flowers on that today,as it's been out for an airing this week..staying out now,I think..

11 Apr, 2014

 

Thank you Oliveoil I think we are all more than happy to see our gardens looking good,after a relatively mild winter.we can certainly see a difference,after the previous two stinkers we had :o)

11 Apr, 2014

 

Goodness, Bloomer, your border in the second photo looks amazing!! What is the vibrant orange flower further along? It just 'zings' with the lime green and the vibrant blues. That bacopa is flowering its little socks off.

11 Apr, 2014

 

Goodness me Bloomer, your Bowles Mauve looks great.Funnily enough, my tulips have been good this year, but lots of blind daffs. Your Camilia is gorgeous!

11 Apr, 2014

 

Hi T.bear..nice to see you again :o)and thank you..The orange one is a Wallflower..the other two died,but this one didn't let me down.. .next to it is Euonymous Emerald and Gold...lovely when the new foliage appears..and the blues,are mainly Muscari..I have those same colour Wallflowers in the back garden ..love that colour too..all from cuttings ,about 4 years ago..:o)

11 Apr, 2014

 

Thanks Waddy..I'm more than happy with everything this year..The tulips..from the same pack,look a better colour in that border,so I wonder if the pot grown ones,behave differently? no idea really..the tips are yellow looking..scorch perhaps? glad you are happy with yours though :o)

11 Apr, 2014

 

Sandra you're a gem, you have named my trailing plant for me, lol, thats the one that the birds were pulling apart for there nesting materials the other day, I have four of them that came through the winter and like yours two of them are in flower already.
All looking lovely Sandra, I have some tulips here, red and yellow ones, good old faithfuls, they have been in my garden for years, however the newer varieties I'd purchased,( never managed to dig them out last summer because of my bad knee), have completely disappeared not a sign of any of them........

11 Apr, 2014

 

That's why I prefer species tulips. You don't need to lft them, and they are shorter, so the wind doesn't flatten them. We've has a brisk wind again today. Such a disappointment after a lovely spring day yesterday.

11 Apr, 2014

amy
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Your garden looks lovely and colorful Sandra it's amazing how that Bacopa has survived ,I've bought some this year I hope they last as well as yours :o))

11 Apr, 2014

 

Fabulous Bloomer love your front border it is so colourful, the Bowles Mauve is lovely, likewise your Camellia and Photinia, your Bacopa has done well too, good luck with your Zinnias they look healthy and the others in your grow house are bound to respond to your special tlc. :o)

11 Apr, 2014

 

All looking great. I always find that tulips, if they come back, are very poor compared to the first year.
It's incredible how some plants have sailed through winter untouched isn't it?

11 Apr, 2014

 

amazing colour display!

11 Apr, 2014

 

Lol,Sue.glad you know the name of your trailing plant at last:o) Haven't they been lovely all year? It's the first time I've had them,and as mine have spread a lot,I am going to try and split them for other pots..they were only 50p each at a cheapo shop in town ! best £1.50p I've ever spent :o)

11 Apr, 2014

 

Looks like I would be better off with species Tulips then,Karen..This is their 3rd year in those pots..do you think I should have lifted them ? I've never grown them up till then..I'm just a cheapskate really , Quantity rather than Quality..:o)

11 Apr, 2014

 

Thanks Amy,I hope yours are successful,I'm sure they will be,with your green fingers:o) Are you doing them from seed? I have pricked out the Antirrhinum seeds this week,you kindly sent me ,..doing nicely,thank you..x

11 Apr, 2014

 

Thanks Neellan,glad you like it..great to see lots of colour,and all doing well..I have plenty to keep me occupied this year,so I might not have to buy anymore..famous last words ! well,maybe one or two ! Lol x

11 Apr, 2014

 

Thank you Scottish,we all seem to have been very lucky this year.great,isn't it? I think I am getting a better insight about Tulips now,from all the helpful comments..:o)

11 Apr, 2014

 

Thank you Jagienka,that's very kind of you..welcome to GoY ,and hope you are enjoying being part of our happy band of Garden lovers :o)

11 Apr, 2014

 

Wow Sandra . . . what a fantastic display . . . beautiful planting! Bacopa is such a marvellous plant - flowering all year, but it doesn't seem to be very well known(?). I'd never heard of a purple one: sounds good :)

12 Apr, 2014

 

Hi Sandra ... spring flowers looking wonderful ..
good luck with your seedlings :o) x

12 Apr, 2014

 

Fancy tulips really 'should' be lifted, dried off and stored Bloomer, but I am far too lazy to do that, so that's why I tend to go for species tulips. If I do grow big fancy tulips, I just chuck them away and buy fresh the next year, which is a bit wasteful, but much less work!

12 Apr, 2014

 

Thank you very much Sheila..I have just googled Bacopa for you,and it shows pics of both White (Snowtopia) and purple/blue (Blutopia..) I just looked at the first one,which was the T&M website..good info on them,but looks to be fairly easy to grow from seed..their plug plants are expensive..my purple one was already in a ready made up pot,with other summer plants,..my treat to me ,last year... :o) I have only seen the white ones at Garden Centres..but then again,I didn't know about purple ones either..I love it :o)

12 Apr, 2014

 

Hi Terra,and thank you..A long way to go to catch up with yours.:o) but it's done really well this year x

12 Apr, 2014

 

I wouldn't know what to call mine,Karen..! not fancy,for definite..Wonder what Aldi would call them,at £1 for 10? Lol..Bargain basement ,I think ..ha ha..but three years isn't bad for a quid,is it? told you I was a cheapskate..! Lol.

12 Apr, 2014

 

Well, absolutely! A complete bargain! I only called them fancy because I have no idea what the name is for the big blouses tulips that we all love!

12 Apr, 2014

 

Thanks for the Googling, Sandra. I've seen blue Bacopa in the GCs, but not purple . . . I wonder if they're as long-flowering as the white??

12 Apr, 2014

 

Looking great Sandra, I am going to get some more Bacopa for my baskets this year a really hardworking little flower, but mine didnt come through the winter like yours! That long border is fantastic a credit to you and your neighbours for keeping it so colourful and well attended;0))

12 Apr, 2014

 

Nor me,Karen..All I saw was a picture on the front of the packet,stating Purple or Cerise Tulips .I can't remember which now, as it has long gone..but worth a try,as I wasn't bothered..more Cerise the first year...Our local Saturday supplement in the paper,always has a piece by Carol Klein..very apt today,as it's all about..guess what? Lol.

12 Apr, 2014

 

I wonder if they perceive it differently,whoever prints the labels,Sheila?.or depending who grows them...I haven't read up on it properly,but I think it did say that one wasn't hardy,but it was very long lasting..I just took a chance to overwinter it in the shed..I don't think any of them would have survived in a bad winter..To be honest,I see it as more of a deep lilac shade..Confused ? I am :o) they are all lovely anyway..I will post a photo,when it has more flowers ,and you can see what you would call it :o)

12 Apr, 2014

 

Thank you Carole..I shall look forward to seeing them in your baskets...:o) It's quite easy to maintain ,now it's established with Perennials and shrubs,and both my neighbours are unable to tend their sections now,due to be being well in to their 80's,and infirm..but it's only a small bit to our right,so it doesn't take long for me to keep it tidy..and a gardener looks after the other longer border to our left..just a tad too much for me really..so we are all happy to enjoy it :o)

12 Apr, 2014

 

Beautiful border Sandra, and isn't your wallflower early?

12 Apr, 2014

 

Thank you Sue..do you think so? maybe they are,I hadn't really thought about it,but we are quite sheltered ,with a high stone wall behind the border at the front,and the back garden is about a metre lower than the adjoining Bungalow,with a high fence all around. ..Even when it's really windy,it seems to be less so in my garden,and sometimes the foliage hardly seems to sway..I can live with that :o) I will post a photo soon,as the ones in the back are in full flower also..

12 Apr, 2014

 

Sandra, your front border is looking lovely and prettily planted. I like your Erysimum - wonder what became of the one I bought last year ?! It was really nice at the time!!!
The camelia is gorgeous too.

12 Apr, 2014

 

Thank you Chris..I'm sorry you can't seem to find your Erysimum .I wonder if it was all the wet weather it didn't cope with ? we didn't have it anywhere near as bad as you,and we never get standing water,as it's well drained..Another good excuse for you to go shopping :o) x

13 Apr, 2014

 

What a fabulous display on your front border. Bowles mauve looks lovely with that yellow ( carex?) grass and that camellia is dripping with flowers I brought three of my bocopa plants in as they are (supposedly) tender perennials. Those I left out are fine, not a peep from the ones I brought in lol, dead as a doornail. It really was a mild, if wet, winter:-))

13 Apr, 2014

 

Wildrose, if you'd like an Erysimium cutting send me a PM. Not sure if its a good time to take one but worth a try.

13 Apr, 2014

 

Thanks Ba..Not sure if it's Carex,as I've had it a long time..and have quite a bit of it dotted around..in fact,I've just got rid of a large clump..I needed the space for something else :o).Glad you were able to keep some Bacopa's at least..I trimmed mine back yesterday,but there is lots more new growth on them,so they should be ok..:o)

15 Apr, 2014

 

A really beautiful border 2nd pic down, and love the combo mauve and yellow, Bowles mauve is an amazing plant, they go on forever dont they? a lovely spring show...

20 Apr, 2014

 

Thank you Dd2..I think I like this border best,as it has more scope for planting..or moving,and chopping and changing :o) My back garden is much smaller with narrow borders round a circular gravel area..easy to look after though:o)

20 Apr, 2014

 

Know what you mean...

20 Apr, 2014

 

Anything for an easier life ..:o)

20 Apr, 2014

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