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Shades of pink!


Shades of pink!

Saw this in the local garden centre today and thought it made a nice change!



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Very pretty!

9 Apr, 2013

 

Beautiful ... remind of the species, Sticki ... drawn a total blank!

9 Apr, 2013

 

Is it a tree heather?

9 Apr, 2013

 

oh sorry shirley ~ its Erica Hiemalis ~ so a type of heather?

9 Apr, 2013

 

i forgot to check how tall it would grow...........hold on a minute louisa ~ just going out to read the label.................................it says 15 - 40 cms. its currently just over 20 cms!

9 Apr, 2013

 

It's a stunner - thanks for the I.D., Sticki ... :o)

9 Apr, 2013

 

you're welcome! they were new in today at the GC

9 Apr, 2013

 

At least I got the heather bit right!lol It's very educational here on GoY:)

9 Apr, 2013

 

absolutely right ~ its like a giant heather flower louisa ~ you never know quite what you will learn on here! its not just plants either!

9 Apr, 2013

 

Gorgeous Sticki...:>)

9 Apr, 2013

amy
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I had one like that the other year Sticki I loved it but it didn't make it through the next winter :o(

9 Apr, 2013

 

thanks motinot

i cant imagine this one lasting very long amy but since they said i could put it outside now and there wasnt much else i thought i would enjoy it for now at least!

9 Apr, 2013

 

Its really pretty.

9 Apr, 2013

 

It is very pretty.

9 Apr, 2013

 

So pretty, it has that tender look about it though!!

9 Apr, 2013

 

that's beautiful, I've never seen this before :)

10 Apr, 2013

 

wow that is stunning.Fantastic colour:))))

10 Apr, 2013

 

many thanks everyone, i think it was about 2 degrees last night and it seems fine today! so im hoping it will be ok?

10 Apr, 2013

 

It looks quite delicate, but if it's related to heather should be sturdy enough.
Hope it survives for you, Sticki. :-)

10 Apr, 2013

 

i hope so too mouldy, thanks, im not at all certain it will though ~ i wonder if the flowers will fall off in heavy rain?

10 Apr, 2013

 

Wow! It has so many flower heads. Like the colour.

11 Apr, 2013

 

thanks linda, its raining here now and it looks quite pretty with the raindrops on!

11 Apr, 2013

 

I take it the flowers didn't drop off in the rain, Sticki?

11 Apr, 2013

 

nope ~ i counted them ~ all still there! ;~/

12 Apr, 2013

 

A most welcome splash of colour after all the white stuff Sticki !!! Hope it has all gone now....you had more than your fair share !

13 Apr, 2013

 

Oh, thank you BB, yes finally the snow has gone! we have rain instead today but its certainly not so cold and it only rained for half the day!!

13 Apr, 2013

 

Great..things are looking up then now...and not before time!!! Rain needed here in North Yorkshire...those easterly winds have been relentless !! Dare I say...roll on summer..?

13 Apr, 2013

 

are we skipping spring this year?

i dont really mind what season we call it, so long as it gets warmer!

13 Apr, 2013

 

Looks that way...and hear hear for warmer weather.Warm and wet apparently...lets see...:)

13 Apr, 2013

 

Glad to hear it. :-)

14 Apr, 2013

 

warmer today, definitely, a bit of rain but i dont mind some rain so long as its warmer and doesnt rain all day!

they are still all there mouldy!

14 Apr, 2013

 

Lovely flowers for a heather. Never seen one like this before. Hope it does well for you Sticki. Can you try to take some cuttings or do you have to bend the branch down under to soil to gain roots? Can't remember. Worth doing to carry it on for next year just in case it doesn't tolerate the winter.

15 Apr, 2013

 

I don't know which way is best Linda, I have never tried to get cuttings from heather. Good idea though.

15 Apr, 2013

 

Very pretty Sticky

2 May, 2013

 

thanks scotkat, its gone a darker red now ~ im having to keep watering them!

2 May, 2013

 

Send it on holiday to Scotland.
That'll quench it's thirst. Lol.

4 May, 2013

 

No problem mouldy....I could take it on my holiday!

4 May, 2013

 

That is so unusual, I have never seen anything like it. Very pretty :-)

4 Jun, 2013

 

thanks tubby ~ i hadnt either but its not so happy looking now ~ have had to put it in a shady place ~ not at all sure its going to make it!

4 Jun, 2013

 

That would be a great shame if it doesn't make it. It kind of reminds me of something you may see in the mediterranean on the ocean floor with lots of little brightly coloured fish darting in and out of :-))

4 Jun, 2013

 

That's a very nice image! Not sure my pond would be quite the same thing?

5 Jun, 2013



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