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A bit of March


This month I have mostly been…, weeding.

It will be a good year for buttercup, dandelion et al, if I don’t. We each approach the task with varying attitude; Mine is the slow and steady approach. This is in response to advancing years and a back that has known better days. :)
Along the way I get to wonder at the change over the days at this plant or that.
This for instance -
Tulipa turkistanica

I have watched it over the last few weeks. It starts slowly, then with a blurred rush it showers the patch with stars.

If I grub about around the Acer this little sparrow clings to the bamboo and shouts in my ear that I am to close to her fat-ball and please can I move away…

It only took a couple of hours of sunshine to get itself open. It has been ‘almost there’ for days but the sun did the trick.
magnolia x soulangeana

There is a very slight scent to this, but only in small doses.

Though it is in the shade of the Acer and is in danger of being swamped by the bamboo this dear old thing keeps going.
Camellia x williamsii ‘Donation’

It was a gift. It looks so at home where it is and brightens the corner.

Just beneath the camellia grows this rather lovely thing. Been a reliable and robust trillium; Moved halfway across the country, trampled and mistreated. It has settled in with various clumps forming all around from where I replanted the various bulblets.
Trillium ‘Sessile’

Long may it reign.

A neighbour has a ribes that is in full flower. Mine is a bit behind but this is because I have it planted in quite a shady spot. To late to move it now so I will live with it.
Ribes sanguineum ‘Pulborough Scarlet’

At least I think that to be the variety. We inherited it, it was in a pot and straggly and sickly. It’s come along well.

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What a lovely plant I haven't grown, but obviously feels at home in shady areas.

1 Apr, 2014


Lovely photos.

22 Apr, 2014


I love all your photos, we have a shady area perhaps Trilliums would be happy there?!

21 Aug, 2014

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