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The first rose


I was really pleased this morning to see the very first rose on my Arthur Bell climber that I planted last year. It has the most delicious scent and large yellow flower is gorgeous.

I can`t wait for it to cover the arch along with the honeysuckle.

I planted this container with an Acer `Garnet`, two Geranium `Fireworks Pink`, Centradenia `Cascade, Dianthus `Doris` and `Laced Monarch`, Gysophyllia and finally Geranium `A Happy Thought`. I`ve never done anything like this before so I hope it will look as good as I hope come Summer. The Geranium `Fireworks Pink` is a real stunner with leaves that eventually go a fiery red.

I`ve always been lucky with lupins and this year they look bigger and better than usual. This one, `Gallery Yellow` is my favourite.

Gallery Pink

Thats it for today then, a cup of tea is calling! Bye for now. :o)

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You're very lucky to grow Lupins Sandra, I've given up with them as always get covered in a 'grey' aphid and munched to bits ! Beautiful yellow one there.

27 May, 2010


all looks lovely sandra and your lupins are way ahead of mine, im like you my lupin plants are huge this year, can you split them do you know

27 May, 2010


All looking good,Sandra.Yuor container is going to look stunning,and your lupins are so nice...look as good as the Chelsea ones,so tall and straight.:o)

28 May, 2010


My lupins always get eaten by slugs - I give up! Yours look great. Your container already looks great - can't wait to see it in the summer.

28 May, 2010


Hi Sandra
Thank you for your kind comments on "my" blog .Your lupins are so beautiful ,they are old fashioned flowers but like you i love them .That yellow one is super .Yesterday we bought some green containers for the tomotoes to grow in and to water them so much easier ,you have I'm sure seen them at the gardening certre you work at .Have a good holiday Monday
Love and hugs
Jean xxx

31 May, 2010


I don't know how I've missed so many of your blogs Sandra. You must be thinking I'm ignoring you lol.
I love Lupins..

19 Jun, 2010

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