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Evergreen shrub Viburnum tinus 'Gwenllian'


Evergreen shrub Viburnum tinus 'Gwenllian' (Viburnum tinus 'Gwenllian')

Bought this for £5 in a GC sale



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Hywel ... that a very quick 'like' ! Do you think Gwenllian sounds a bit Welsh? It does to me .. lol!

24 Jan, 2011

 

Yes it's a Welsh name :o) She was a Welsh princess.

24 Jan, 2011

 

Oh, that's lovely ... I shall remember that ... thanks Hywel. : o )))

24 Jan, 2011

 

Lovely pic Shirley :o)

24 Jan, 2011

 

She was the daughter of the last Welsh prince of wales, and was taken to live in the east of England when only a few months old. I can't remember why lol

It was a poppular name in Wales at one time but not so now.

24 Jan, 2011

 

Lovely and a weed-free area Shirley...The frost here has only been away a few days....maybe i'll get a chance to get things done now....

24 Jan, 2011

 

Thanks, Terra .... Hywel, thankyou for the info. ... I'll do some research about her later. Motty, I have forked over one border today as no wind blowing and needed to 'escape' outdoors ... lol! : o ))

24 Jan, 2011

 

Lovely plant Shirley and what a pretty name too. :o)

24 Jan, 2011

 

OH looked around the garden, said "You've got one of these already" to which I replied "Similar, but one's called Eve Price" to which he just raised his eyebrows and went back indoors! Admittedly, they are very similar ..... : o ))

24 Jan, 2011

 

lol....Jim has just about given up asking about my plants...:o))

24 Jan, 2011

 

So nice to see something in flower and un-scorched! Lovely! Today I bought a tiny 'Eve Price' to grow on in a pot.

24 Jan, 2011

 

Ah, now my ' Eve Price' took a very long time to flower, worth the wait though! Mollycoddle yours, Karen.

24 Jan, 2011

 

I'll do my best!

24 Jan, 2011

 

That is a pretty one,Shirley..another good bargain..:o)

24 Jan, 2011

 

Thanks, Sandra, I dug out an old Alchemilla Mollis, along with the dreaded Grape Hyacinths, to fit this where I wanted it to live! Michael loves the raindrops on the A. Mollis so I saved a tiny piece for another area. Am I a good wife, or what ... lol! : o )))

24 Jan, 2011

 

You are too good to be true,Shirley...are you hoping for another treat out,for your kindness? Lol...Don't try telling me you hadn't thought about it :o))

24 Jan, 2011

 

You and I are thinking along the same lines ... he hasn't cottoned on yet! : o )

24 Jan, 2011

 

Gosh, he sounds like a bit of a pushover to be honest! ;) I mean, if all it takes is a bit of Alchemilla and you get a special day out....and then there's the treats you get because you let him watch the footie....I would be living the life of riley if my OH was that generous. We have footie on almost every night in this house! Thank goodness for you, and all my other friends on GOY!!

Interesting the way men see plants isn't it. I read a very funny and informative article that suggested that men gardeners tend to collect plants ...so one of everything is fine for them....where as women tend to be the 'designers' who can see the need for repetitions and contrasts of colour and form. I thought there was some truth in that, and your OH has kind of confirmed it with his comment on the viburnum hasn't he...I mean...to a bloke...what's the point of having more than one of the same plant? How does that add to your 'collection' lol!

25 Jan, 2011

 

Oh Karen, you've made me smile this morning! Another example of collecting plants are my 3 Hydrangeas, all different to me, just Hydrangeas to him ... lol! Footie is on way too often in our house too, but I've got used to it over the years . At least he's not drinking or gambling ! He is colour blind, so that doesn't help much in the garden as yellow and blue are the best colours for him but I'm aiming for one long border in just pinks, creams, lilac and white. We're talking about a man who had little or no interest in the garden until about 2 years ago, therefore he doesn't interfere with the planting, just 'inspects' after .. ha ha! Have a good day. : o ))

25 Jan, 2011

 

Yes, well, my OH had no interest at all for the first 18 years or so...except in choosing rhododendrons which he does like. However, since we moved here....he seems to think he should get 'input'...hmph! Now I do all the moving, planting etc. when he's at work! TBH I'd be gutted if he started digging out borders and dictating colour schemes!!

25 Jan, 2011

 

lovely little plant... i have too much football on too! thank goodness for GOY!!

25 Jan, 2011

 

I think we're lucky, Shirley and Karen, that we can more or less choose the plants we want to grow . . . as Karen says, we don't want OHs taking over! Love the sound of your long border plan Shirley, "pinks, creams, lilac and white" sounds positively dreamy. I'm ALWAYS looking for more cream flowers: suggestions?? :)

25 Jan, 2011

 

You've really set me thinking about cream coloured flowers now, Sheila. Not a huge choice but I have found, after looking through one of my RHS books, the following: Erythronium californicum (spring bulb)
Ornithogalum arabicum (summer bulb)
Daffodil 'Irene Copeland'
Tulips Dahlias Lilies Gladioli
Dianthus 'Cream Sue/Cream Lass
" 'Devon Cream'
Aruncus dioicus (Goat's Beard)
Roses .. some Grasses
I think I'll post a question on this and see what responses come forth! Have sent you a PM. : o )

25 Jan, 2011

 

I like this variety Shirley, maybe on my list;-)

30 Jan, 2011

 

Yes, a 'good doer' as somebody once called it!

30 Jan, 2011



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