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Gardening and plants are both fantastic past times – there is always something new to learn.

Recently we spent some time close to Portmerion in Wales and when walking round the surrounding parklands – we saw clumps of pale pink primroses scattered amongst the usual wild variety and wood anemones

We thought that cultivated plants had been set amongst the wild plants and then coming back home read this letter in the Gardening News

you may have read it but here it is to share

Regards Jane PS

I shall post some of my Portmerion shots later – what an amazing place – it was our second visit – this time we were able to spend more time and walked up into the woods – another world !!

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How lovely, great to keep informed and educated. I remember the Prisoner a cult tv programme many many years ago being filmed some of the time in Portmerion. What a lovely place to visit. :O)

30 Apr, 2014


We have some among our yellow ones - I never cared for them much as they are a bit washed out looking - never thought of us being lucky to have them! Still refer the yellow ones...

30 Apr, 2014


Yes Oliveoil they still hold enactment days apparently - it is big business - Steragram the pink primroses looked really cute amongst the yellow and the white of the wood anemones - thanks for your comments - Jane

30 Apr, 2014


Yes they really do look good in your photo. They look much nicer with the white flowers than they do with just the yellow. I don't think wood anemones would grow on our bank though so will have to do without.

30 Apr, 2014


I have some growing in the blocks in our front garden, present from the birds I think as I have never planted any in the blocks, they would get lost if I moved them to the back garden as I agree they are a bit wishywashy but because of where they are nearly everyone notices them, I'll have to look after them now...
Portmerion is a fabulous place, not been for a few years but I loved it when we did go...

30 Apr, 2014


cowslips also through up the odd red flowered form too. nothing to do with chance pollination with modern hybrid prims.
colour mutation within the species.

30 Apr, 2014


I'd like to see red cowslips! There are plenty of yellow ones on the roadside verges round here so I'll keep my eyes open.

1 May, 2014

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