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the most colourful time of year


the most colourful time of year

this is taken from the new lounge window ~ as you can see it is the most colourful time of year in this garden ~ i only wish the azalea and camelia would stay in bloom all the time ~ i love their colours and the pierris just sets them off i think.



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Beautiful Sticky, I love this time of the year too!

4 Apr, 2011

 

Wow! Can't believe your Pieris is already in bloom . . . lovely pic Sticki.

4 Apr, 2011

 

Right you are Stikitoffee, absolutely beauties going on there :))))))

4 Apr, 2011

 

Darned site more colourful than my mess Sticki!

4 Apr, 2011

 

thank you everyone;
pieris has been out for a while sheila, not often that there is no colour on them ~ thats why i like them
but i havent got exotics meanie ~ the camellia, azalea and pierris were here when we came ~ lucky me!

4 Apr, 2011

 

very pretty sticki, your right they dont last long enough.

4 Apr, 2011

 

The "exotics" take up a lot of indoor space, and that is all well and good until the red spider mite comes a knocking.......

4 Apr, 2011

 

aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhgggggggggg!! thats not so good.
dont mind spiders really ~ its slugs i hate.

4 Apr, 2011

 

Spiders I like (we had a Tarantula move into the flat in Sydney) - red spider mite I curse!

4 Apr, 2011

 

did you keep the tarantula?

4 Apr, 2011

 

It just decided it was staying!
We called it Spike.

4 Apr, 2011

 

i had a feeling you might have named it!!
and no doubt you fed it too??

4 Apr, 2011

 

We preferred not to think about what it found to eat!
It must have escaped from captivity, as it was completely unfazed by being around people.

4 Apr, 2011

 

Your garden's looking fab Sticki! So neat too! You've had great weather to take photos. And I know what you mean about everything looking lovely and staying for longer, but, if it didn't go away, it couldn't come back again next year!

5 Apr, 2011

 

excellent it looks like July or something - very nice garden and colours :):):)

5 Apr, 2011

 

thanks both ~ it had been raining a little so the colours look brighter.
very true libet!
i dont think it looks as good in july PG ~ have you got some plants you could recommend??

5 Apr, 2011

 

Thats a lovely picture Sticki. Fantastic colour

5 Apr, 2011

 

very nice,Sticki,lots of lovely colour..you must have acid soil there,for them to do so well..

5 Apr, 2011

 

thank you cinderella and bloomer ~ yes its a bit on the acid side ~ im glad about that cos these are the plants i like. its on the side of the lickey hills

5 Apr, 2011

 

Couldn't be better then..to be able to have plants you like..:o)

5 Apr, 2011

 

im very lucky.

5 Apr, 2011

 

Wow, that is really beautiful and just so 'spring'. I love Camellias too, in fact I think I shall plant a Camellia for Japan. Perhaps not a Japonica after this winter, but a good Williamsii to replace one of my dead evergreens. Thank you Sticki!

5 Apr, 2011

 

welcome karen

5 Apr, 2011

 

I think rubbeckias are lovely Stickitoffee for summer - Goldsturm type

5 Apr, 2011

 

is that the yellow daisy-type with the black centre? to put in the spaces i have?

5 Apr, 2011

 

yes - quite big - but just a thought for you :):)

5 Apr, 2011

 

thank you! that border is quite shady ~ will they be ok in there? OH likes them, i think i have seeds for one type of rudbeckia

5 Apr, 2011

 

it can tolerate partial shade yes - grows tall anyway so should reach the sun the flower heads :):):)

6 Apr, 2011

 

Must be a treat to look out your window on a sunny spring morning ..

4 May, 2011

 

yes certain times of the year are better than others but the trees are lovely, even if they do create shade, thanks bill.

the colours have gone now tho ~ azalea and camellia have finished till next year!

4 May, 2011



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