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I have never written a blog before and have spent many hours reading everyone’s blogs, which on the whole are entertaining, interesting, knowledgeable and certainly worth reading. I have been racking my little brain as to what I can share with you all….
In between the rain showers today, I managed to get our and do some deadheading – followed by my relentless daily ritual of walking round the garden looking for signs! Signs of success that is! – for I am sure that you will all agree, when we plant new plants we can’t wait until they start to settle and produce their blooms.
Almost daily, there are pictures of blooms posted by fellow GOYers that have yet to show face in my garden, and I remembered Drc726 asked a question the other week re the difference in growing plants here in Scotland. I thought I would post a little picture quiz involving some of my soon to bloom buds!

Section 1….Easy Peasy!!!!

Section 2….Early or Late you decide!

Section 3….Green, Green and more Green

Section 4….Bonus Round!!

Best of luck everyone and thanks for joining in :)

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Excellent 1st blog Sottish! Nice pics. I scored 3 (for those of us that are counting). :)

2 Aug, 2011

 

this is lovely scottish and welcome aboard the good ship GoY!!
i dont know all of these ~ do you want answers on here or as a private message??

2 Aug, 2011

 

Hrmm, Scottish...I scored hmmph...nil...but am going to go back and try again!!!! lol!!!

...on the bright side...the summer may come late in Scotland...but when it does... :)))))

ps...your garden is much more colourful than mine right now....!! K

2 Aug, 2011

 

... except the peony...???

2 Aug, 2011

 

Karen.....how could you possibly score nil???? You have identified every unknown plant for me (except one). Please take the quiz again once you are out of the hot sun. You are sure to get 100%.

2 Aug, 2011

 

Okay, Lil...off to a darkened room.....lol!!! :)))

2 Aug, 2011

 

Post your answers here guys....believe me, if I hadn't planted them I would have only guessed around 2 or 3!!!
Well done on the peony Karen, it was labelled double white!!!!

2 Aug, 2011

 

1 and 2 don't know
3 helenium
4 paeony
5 honeysuckle
6 sunflower?
7 and 8 don't know
9 artichoke?
10 don't know
11 hollyhock???
12 one of those feathery bedding plant things??

2 Aug, 2011

 

Well done, Stickitoffee!...(feathery beddding plant things???)......I'll have to wait (sigh!)...lol!!

...'til the results are released... :))

2 Aug, 2011

 

They are all very wet, should all be bog plants. Don't worry about what to write, usually my fingers hit the keyboard and a large of garbage seems to appear on the screen.

2 Aug, 2011

 

Which is very amusing Grannyb!

2 Aug, 2011

 

Well I got them all right - NOT (about 3 correct). It was good fun though!

2 Aug, 2011

 

Where are the answers Sheila?

2 Aug, 2011

 

I dunno where the answers are! I got three that you'd guessed and assumed you were right (helenium, paeony and honeysuckle):D))

2 Aug, 2011

 

Never assume I am right - I always assume I'm wrong!!

2 Aug, 2011

 

Great blog, even if I am hopeless at quizes :P

Sticki if your right I score 2. Not bad for me I only just recognise my own plants at this point lol. I'd guessed the paeony and honeysuckle. Other than that, not got a scooby.

2 Aug, 2011

 

Well done sticki....3 correct!
No feathery bedding things in my garden!
Yes Sheila....you have to share your answers :)
Karen, just been looking at your latest pics you have at least one of these!!

2 Aug, 2011

 

3 out of 12 ~ thats not so good is it!! dont tell anyone on the gardening site will you?
obviously i will have to spend even more time on here!!!

2 Aug, 2011

 

Grannyb, they are all wet because it had not stopped raining all day. I had done all my chores and was bored stiff watching TV so I had to amuse myself somehow :)

2 Aug, 2011

 

Sticki, I won't tell....promise ;-) I hope they don't read this then!
Sheila it is not helenium - very similar though!

2 Aug, 2011

 

tv is boring! certainly compared to this.
if its not helenium is it rudbeckia?

2 Aug, 2011

 

OOPS, I forgot to mention Lil and Samjp thanks for your comments and taking part :)
It is far too early to post all the answers, we have too see if anyone can beat sticki's record!!

2 Aug, 2011

 

Almost there sticki....the other one!!

2 Aug, 2011

 

sunflower???

2 Aug, 2011

 

Echinacae, I have just checked wikipedia and they have both rudbeckia and echinacae together. So you were probably right with your earlier guess...sorry sticki to tar your reputation like this :))))))

2 Aug, 2011

 

you dont need to worry ~ i dont have one!

2 Aug, 2011

 

Oh yes you do Sticki, just that we keep it secret LOL

3 Aug, 2011

 

I think they are all flower buds......am I right.......

3 Aug, 2011

 

Haha! Scottish...that's not fair! Mine are all nearly done so I've forgotten what the buds are like!lol!!
btw...is number 2 a campanula, 3 an echinacea and is there a liatris in the bonus round, by any chance???! lol!!!

3 Aug, 2011

 

i dread to think what it is grannyb ~ something to do with eating rather than plants???

3 Aug, 2011

 

Brilliant first blog and the photos were amazing:)

3 Aug, 2011

 

very gud 1st blog ........... think i only got 2 lol ............. not very gud at q.......... haha , but very amuseing reading the ans lol

3 Aug, 2011

 

Thanks for taking part everyone...
The winner is......Homebird!!!! Well done HB! You got them all right :)
Karen...spot on with your 3 answers!
Now for the answers:
1. Agapanthus bud....just opening
2. Campanula
3. Echinacae
4. Paeony...just flowering!
5. Honeysuckle...burst into life again!
6. Digitalis (Foxglove)...was told this wouldn't flower til next year
7. Echinops
8. Stokesia laevis (Stoke's Aster)
9. Cynara Cardunculas (Globe Artichoke/Cardoon)
10.Liatris Spicata
11. Geum
12. Perennial Lobelia...not the feathery annual thingy!

As they say....it's only easy if you know the answer :)
Hope I kept you all entertained even if it was only for a couple of minutes.

3 Aug, 2011

 

it was fun ~ thank you scottish and well done homebird.

3 Aug, 2011

 

Really enjoyed this blog, Scottish :))
...and well done Homebird :))

3 Aug, 2011

 

well dun h.b ............. peony flowering now !!! how lovely .................... i dead head every thing and get a second flush , my wisteria is flowering again now and foxgloves

4 Aug, 2011

 

Wonderful pictures and I enjoyed the guessing. I did get some right including the echinacea. ( Just showing off).

4 Aug, 2011

 

Thanks for your comments Cristina and Marshmallow :)
Yes Cristina, the peony is flowering - the bud is just about opened so hopefully all the rain today hasn't spoiled it too much before I get a chance to take a picture of it open. I was given a wee bit of peony tuber by a friend - put it in the ground thinking I would not see anything til next spring....low and behold 3 weeks later leaves and 2 buds appears :)
Marshmallow, well done for getting some right...show off!!!!

4 Aug, 2011

 

Lol!! Scottish...enjoyed very much!!! :)))

4 Aug, 2011

 

Lol ..... :o))

4 Aug, 2011

 

HB I'm not sure everyone got the joke re you getting them all right :))

4 Aug, 2011

 

Umm...I knew I'd missed something (like a result!)...but nothing new there...hey ho...lol!!

4 Aug, 2011

 

Now to tell the truth ..... I only guessed 5 right and was fooled by the Campanula...I thought it was Clematis !! and daren't put the answers up in case I was waaaay out.
That's why I put the daft answer on........ :o))

6 Aug, 2011

 

:))))

6 Aug, 2011

 

Great pics and great 1st blog scottish,hopefully more to come :)

9 Aug, 2011

 

Ach too late for the quiz lol..cant keep up with everything on here sometimes lol...see you are having as much rain as we are in Fife! Grrrr

25 Aug, 2011

 

Well you know what they say about the weather in Edinburgh Pixi....
If you CAN'T see Fife it's raining....
If you CAN see Fife it's going to rain!!

25 Aug, 2011

 

LOL!!!

25 Aug, 2011

 

LOL! Too right lol :)

25 Aug, 2011

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