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January 31st 2016

siris

By siris

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A wet and windy day.
I can’t believe my Camellia ‘Donation’ is in full bloom, despite being in the same area, the red Camellia has only tight buds still. Last year Donation flowered on 23rd February, so 3 weeks early.

Hemodactylus tuberosus flowered last year on 7 th March, so much earlier this year.

The Rosmary has just not stopped flowering since last summer, hope it does not flower itself to death. The deciduous vine is a Campsis, with red flowers, in summer.
Also flowering Bowles purple Wallflower, but not fully open yet.

The Maurandya, on the south wall is still green although I expected it to be cut to the ground by frost.
Then the plants I would expect to be flowering now, Crocuses, Snowdrops, Daffs and Hellebores, this one from seed from double parents.

And, as if that that is not enough in the cool conservatory, the Cymbidium Orchids are either in flower or bud.

Just wish the ground was not so wet. The grass desperately needs cutting.

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A lovely shade on the camellia , Siris .
Nothing much we can do to stop them all going ahead , is there?

31 Jan, 2016

 

They all look beautiful Siris. Hope tomorrow's winds don't spoil them.

31 Jan, 2016

 

Donation is a lovely reliable older variety. Driad. Along the road a neighbour has a lovely cream Camellia in bloom. Last year the cream flowers were frosted and turned brown. Yuck!
Linda, one or two blooms have been blown off, and I have had 2 sheets of glass covering 'tenders' broken by the wind.

31 Jan, 2016

 

Welcome back, was only just thinking about you earlier!! so lovely to see the Camellias in bloom, unfortunately our neighbour has all our flowers at the moment....
Love the Hellebore, ours are very wishy washy.....not surprising considering this awful weather...will all need a good feed....your Cymbidians are looking superb, and I agree with you re the grass!!

31 Jan, 2016

 

Dd, 2015 I got some seed from a neighbour's anemone-flowered spotty Hellebore, well germinated now. The one in the pic is from T&M seed several years ago. Still got the potted Red Camellia put aside for you.

31 Jan, 2016

 

You have some lovely plants to look at so do all you can to ignore the lawn - I am trying to do just that because ours has never looked such a mess!!

Love your camelia.
🌺

31 Jan, 2016

 

Lovely, all of them. You are fortunate that Donation is flowering before the red one as you'll have all that pleasure for longer. Your hellebore reminds me of one Terra showed earlier - how lucky to get that from a seedling!

31 Jan, 2016

 

Thanks W rose, luckily only a small patch of grass, hardly can be called a lawn in the back garden. The front is all plants.
Steragram, the pkt of seeds probably no more than 10, was quoted as doubles.

31 Jan, 2016

 

Right - how long was it before you got a flower? Worth waiting for!

1 Feb, 2016

 

Thanks Siris......

1 Feb, 2016

 

My Rosemary flowering itself silly too Siris. The Camelia looks good but I don't have the soil for anything that doesn't like cold, wet feet in winter (from the river).the Hellebore's a cracker too.

2 Feb, 2016

 

Steragram, probably 3-4 years, till it first flowered last year, but the colour is better this year. Just remembered have a white double, obviously not flowering, must check it tomorrow.
And acidic soil, Thorney, mine is only just so, have a couple of deciduous Azaleas, but think Evergreen Rhododendrons are a little more fussy, not that it matters, haven't really got the room. I use the Rosemary for cooking with lamb, but possibly the flavour of the leaves is not so good, whilst in flower.

2 Feb, 2016

 

I'm in for a wait then - I found my first seedling one this autumn but it will probably be just a white single if it takes after the one it grew under.

My white double is fully out but its in a sheltered spot (a bit short of those here...)

2 Feb, 2016

 

Yes probably single seedling. Have got a pot of seedlings of an anemone-flowered one from next door neighbours plant, took the seed from the plant, with her permission of course. Need to take a photo of it so I remember what it looks like in 3-4 years time!

3 Feb, 2016

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