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To cheer Karen up . . .

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. . . some close-ups on an April day.
Omphalodes cappadocica ‘Cherry Ingram’ – try saying that three times quickly!

Amelanchier lamarckii

Bluebells with Helleborus foetidus

Cornus controversa ‘variegata’

Olive bonsai (Olivia Europeana)


Hope your weather improves soon, Karen.

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It cheered me up Sheila,so not just Karen :o) you have a lovely mix of blues and greens there..they all blend so well together..Another spectacular Helleborus,I see too,and your Bonsai Olive looks great in that container :o)

14 Apr, 2016

 

You're very kind, Sandra, for making me smile too, lol :)

. . and thank you Dan, Jaykaty and Denise for popping in too!

14 Apr, 2016

 

What lovely plants/shrubs/trees. I love your Amelanchier and Cornus. I bought some bare root whips of Amelanchier last year and I noticed some leaf growth starting on a couple of them this week. I hope at least one will grow to be as beautiful as yours.

14 Apr, 2016

 

Thank you Sheila . . . good choice! Our Amelanchier took a while to grow well, and I belatedly learnt that they like copious amounts of water when young. Shouldn't be a problem in our climate, but worth knowing :)

14 Apr, 2016

 

Such like very colours but I particularly like the ones I n Photo 3.
Everything down here seems to be 2/3 weeks behind this year for some unexplained reason!

14 Apr, 2016

 

Oooh...a new addition to the Bonsai collection! That looks great already! And yes, it did cheer me up to see all those lovely spring pictures. I am going to add this to my favourites for future dreich days! :) Love all the photos..lots of my favourite things there :) x Thank you!

14 Apr, 2016

 

Thanks Chris - let's hope you catch up soon.

Oooh Karen - how kind! Yes, I enthusiastically potted up my new Olive tree yesterday, and then realised that I hadn't pruned it; maybe that's good though - I'll leave it to settle for now, then shape it later :) x

14 Apr, 2016

 

Beautiful Sheila

14 Apr, 2016

 

Lovely colourful plants, all of them.

14 Apr, 2016

 

Many thanks Dawn and Feverfew :)

14 Apr, 2016

 

That's a lovely Omphalodes - a lot lighter than some.

14 Apr, 2016

 

Thanks Sue - I love it - but I think most things in my pics look a bit paler than they really are.

15 Apr, 2016

 

Oh - well its very pretty anyway!

15 Apr, 2016

 

Very . . . thanks :))

15 Apr, 2016

 

Sheila my message was such a muddle and I do apologise! My I pad uses predictive text and is driving me mad!
I really wanted to say how much I liked the pretty colours and my favourite mixture was in photo 3! No blossom yet on our Alemanchier so to see yours looking so lovely is such a treat.

15 Apr, 2016

 

No worries Chris, but thank you for explaining. The combo in pic 3 is pure chance . . . the Hellebore foetidus just decided to seed itself there!

Blossom is one of my favourite things, so it's delightful to see the Amelanchier blossoming 'just in time' as we'll be off to the Algarve "directly" (honestly, the computer won't let me spell directly in Cornish, without the "i" lol!)

15 Apr, 2016

 

Just came across your blog Sheila. So pretty and cheerful. I am jealous how beautiful your Cornus controversa is. I will dig out mine tomorrow and replant it. I have it for 10 years and it has done nothing. It is such beautiful tree but does not like the spot.

17 Apr, 2016

 

Thank you Klahanie, that Cornus is 10 years old too!

17 Apr, 2016

 

Nice plants,Sheila.

18 Apr, 2016

 

Thanks Paul!

19 Apr, 2016

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