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Garden jewel revealed 1

Janey

By Janey


Garden jewel revealed 1 (Erica carnea (Winter heath))

Beneath the ice this lovely Winter flowering Heather
is revealed....:o)



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love the flowers on heathers - ericas I have a few of these too :)

28 Dec, 2010

 

Yes, me too Paul....the frozen ice melted and there they were! I hadn't realized they were in bloom.....:o)

28 Dec, 2010

 

mine are same - tough little things!

28 Dec, 2010

 

Beautiful!:)))))

28 Dec, 2010

 

Never seen a heather looking so good!

28 Dec, 2010

 

so lovely close-up arent they :o)

28 Dec, 2010

 

Great shot, real atmosphere in the photo.

28 Dec, 2010

 

How lovely for you. :-)

28 Dec, 2010

 

isnt it lovely to see the flowers again...

29 Dec, 2010

 

What a pleasure to see........

30 Dec, 2010

 

Stunning!

30 Dec, 2010

 

Great to see some vibrant coloured flowers after so much white! :-))

30 Dec, 2010

 

Thanks for all the great comments....:o)) I was so pleased to see these when everything looked so grim. I think it's time for a re-think this coming year....roll on Spring!

30 Dec, 2010

 

Happy New Year Janey to you and your family, puss and dear little Lottie.

1 Jan, 2011

 

Thanks Tetra....Happy New Year to you and hubby too....:o)) X

1 Jan, 2011

 

Beautiful, Janey. Happy New Year to you and your family.

1 Jan, 2011

 

Happy New Year Gee!! Love to Millie and everyone!...:o)) X

1 Jan, 2011

amy
Amy
 

What a lovely surprise Janey .. A Happy New Year to both you and Ian :o)) x

2 Jan, 2011

 

what a lovely picture.

2 Jan, 2011

 

Heathers are tough plants aren't they.

3 Jan, 2011

 

not tough enough for my garden ~ i dont know why.
this picture would look lovely on the wall

3 Jan, 2011

 

Thanks Amy....and to you and Tony.....:o))

Thanks Sticki! Yes I think they are Linda, they do need the right soil though, at my old house I couldn't keep them Sticki.......

3 Jan, 2011

 

I think that heathers tend to prefer an acid soil although we have a clay soil I tend to cover the top with bags of compost once a year and let the worms do the rest. I just hoe the top over.

4 Jan, 2011

 

this is fairly acid soil ~ grows camellias, acers,
also hostas and pierris [but i dont really know which soil type they prefer]

4 Jan, 2011

 

perhaps you could grow some in pots.

4 Jan, 2011

 

Yes that's a good idea Linda, then you can place them where you like Sticki....:o) I think our garden is more clay than acid, but like you Linda I do empty lots of pots of used compost where these are growing during the summer months. Also I prune them after flowering Sticki...it does make a difference, stopping them getting leggy and brittle.

4 Jan, 2011

 

maybe i will give that a try, last time they didnt even live long enough to grow, they just died after a few weeks ~ do they like quite damp soil?

4 Jan, 2011

 

When did you plant them Sticki? Yes damp but well-drained...like moorland. I always unravel the roots of them as they sometimes are pot-bound.....these have been here about 3 years now...they do like leaf-mould too.

4 Jan, 2011

 

it was last summer, but i cant remember which month, there is a lot of leaf mould in the garden ~ surrounded by trees, perhaps the roots needed unravelling ~ i didnt check; the soil is very well drained ~ bordering on dry so maybe thats what they didnt like ~ i was very surprised ~ thought they were tougher than that.

4 Jan, 2011

 

I usually trim my heathers when they have flowered and the blossom is going brown. They don't like being too dry.

5 Jan, 2011

 

It sounds as if they were too dry Sticki, they do need to get established the first few weeks......I bought a new one in the Autumn, a Spring flowering one, and its looking really well, brilliant green foliage and purple flowers in Spring....:o))

5 Jan, 2011

 

Lovely

11 Jan, 2011

 

i think you are right janey ~ i may try again but i will look after them better this time!

11 Jan, 2011

 

Thanks Camillia...Happy New Year to you!
Lol Stcki....just get them established and remember to prune off the old flowers when done....:o)

11 Jan, 2011

 

ok, will try

11 Jan, 2011



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