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A very short blog on an April evening . . .

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I had just been out in the garden in the drizzle to take a pic of my Sweet Rocket (Hesperis matronalis) because it’s looking sick. So I put two pics on Questions in the hope that someone can tell me the culprit.

I then realised that the raised bed with Acer (bloodgood?), Pieris ‘Forest Flame’ and a deep pink Azalea are looking quite good, so tried a photo. (on the left, the coral-bark Acer poked its nose in . . )


Pleased to see the white variegated Honesty . . .

. . and the other white Honesty happy with the usual purple one.

All sorts happening beneath the well-named Eleagnus ‘Quicksilver’, and somewhere there is a lovely ‘Black Lady’ Aster kindly sent by Aileen (planted yesterday, Aileen, and looking very healthy, thanks!).

Happy gardening everyone!

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Hi Sheila ..
Such a pretty garden ..
the variegated white honesty is fascinating :o)

24 Apr, 2014

 

Its amazing whats in flower at the moment, its a lovely spring......

24 Apr, 2014

 

That last photo is delightful, Sheila. We are indeed enjoying a lovely Spring.

24 Apr, 2014

 

beautiful!

24 Apr, 2014

 

Lovely, especially the honesty.

24 Apr, 2014

 

I do love that Acer and Pieris bed of yours Sheila - it's just gorgeous! The honesty looks lovely with the blue of the forget me nots. A very colour bed too.

24 Apr, 2014

 

I loved that variegated honesty, have the common one, never seen a variegated one, lovely. :O)

24 Apr, 2014

 

Gosh - thank you all for your lovely comments :) Last year I saved seed from the variegated Honesty for my neighbour, and he's thrilled with the result this year. I'll do the same again in summer, so will take orders from GoYers who PM me.

24 Apr, 2014

 

I agree that bed does look amazing Sheila even with the interloper butting into your pic, the rest looks lovely as well.
I am a bit confused now, I have sown a pkt of seed that my daughter passed to me, it was a freebie from a g'magazine last year, the pic on the front looks nothing like your flowers which really are pretty and its called Honesty,
oh well I guess thats going to be a case of wait and see, lol....

24 Apr, 2014

 

I think "quite good" is an understatement, Sheila. It all looks lovely. The garden is full of colour. I adore Honesty - I have purple, and white and a slightly different shade of purple that I've never seen before. No variegated, though, so if you've any seeds left when you've taken the orders... ;-)

25 Apr, 2014

 

I shall make a note in my GoYers notebook, Susanne. You definitely deserve some seeds for saying such nice things!! (I've just looked, and I still have your address.) x

25 Apr, 2014

 

I love the first photo Sheila - the colours and contrasting foliage are just beautiful.

25 Apr, 2014

 

Thank you Shirley, I just wish the colours were clearer - I don't think my hand was steady enough!

25 Apr, 2014

 

Put 'Tripod' on your shopping list Sheila! :o)

26 Apr, 2014

 

Looks lovely - I think those little pale blue flowers dotted around are gorgeous! :))

26 Apr, 2014

 

I sowed variegated honesty months ago in a 3in pot and still nothing - don't know what I've done wrong for all of them not to germinate!

26 Apr, 2014

 

Lol, Shirley - I would knock a tripod over!

Yes, I like the forget-me-nots too, Aileen. Shame about your Honesty seeds . . . that's really bad luck :(

26 Apr, 2014

 

Apologies Lincs . . . didn't mean to 'ignore' you :( Hope your seeds germinate, and you'll be able to identify the plant!

27 Apr, 2014

 

Glorious!
You have such a beautiful garden in every way and I love looking at it.

27 Apr, 2014

 

Oooh Chris - you're so kind - thank you very much :)))

27 Apr, 2014

 

Thanks, Sheila! :-)

28 Apr, 2014

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