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few pics and closeups


a few things that are going on at the moment…

Close pic of the Mexican Orange flower.

flowers on one of my Choisya shrubs

A nice wallflower i though, scents lovely too.

The Centaurea Amethyst Dream..

Closer detail of the Aubretia flower.

Through a forest of Lilies..

And as it’s me i’ve got to put some grass into it, Bunnies Tail or hare’s tail.. Lagurus Ovatus..

A bit closer to show just how soft and fluffy these are..

The good old London Pride, or Saxafraga Umbrosa complete with a hair from Millie :-)

Close pic of the Mecconopsis Horridula, aptly named..

A lovely Geum from Homebird, Queen of Orange..

Of Course the Silybum here are doing well too.

The gardeners worst nightmare weed, dandelion, but before you think i’ve gone mad… that happened years ago :-) these are different, one is a red leafed variety and the other is a pink/yellow flowered one, both have low germination rates so don’t become a problem..

that’s about it for now so thanks for looking…

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Those are great photos, Warwick. The Mexican Orange flower looks almost waxen and the London Pride close- up is excellent. I've managed to get a couple of the Bunny Tails from you to germinate but, in order not to try the patience of everyone who isn't growing them, will PM you for further instructions.

12 May, 2013


Flowering garden is the gardener´s dream, Slad, isn´t it? Lol. I love closer detail of Aubrieta and also detected hair across the flower - are you sure, it is the one of Millie, detective Colombo? ;-)

12 May, 2013


Aren't your plants early - the lilies are so tall already. I loved the closeup of the London Pride - a small flower its so easy to ignore. I would never have thought of doing that so thank you for opening my eyes. I just sat and looked at it... Small is beautiful.

12 May, 2013


amazing SL - wonderful pictures . finally gardens coming to life :))))

12 May, 2013


Thanks Tbear, yes got the pm and one sent back :-)

Lol Kat call off colombo must be Millie's as the girls are brown and blonde and I'm nearly bald :-))

Thanks Steragram I love close ups as so much beauty can be missed, yes the lilies are a little forward but I have them in long tubs by a sunny wall.

Cheers Paul, yes mate things are looking up :-)

12 May, 2013


One day I'm going to wake up from this terrible nightmare to find days upon days of glorious sunshine & wall to wall carpets of lush plants & flowers. ;-)
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, your blogs, comments & photos give me hope of a better future.
They just keep getting better every time.
Those, who are about to garden, salute you!

12 May, 2013


Especially like the close up London pride and the bunny grass! But so many lovely colours.

12 May, 2013


Nice pics SL - close ups are smashing. I wish I could grow these Choisya - your Mec is looking smashing. My little pink one has a flower just about to open but I'm not at all happy with them. I lost 1 of 3!

12 May, 2013


Lol Mouldy cheers mate, hope things do improve for you up there..

Thanks Sticki.

Thanks Scottish, yes the mex loves free draining and will handle any shade but they do hate moisture, poppies can be so unpredictable at times, my mec Horridula I had five but down to 3 now no reason why they died... Think they did it out of spite :-))

13 May, 2013


Lovely selection of plants :o) I hope your seedlings do well ...

13 May, 2013


Thanks Hywel :-)

13 May, 2013


Great photos surrey, especially the detailed ones, that mecco thing is ugly isn't it, does it improve by any chance?

14 May, 2013


Lol thanks DD, the flower is worth the wait and all the thorns, it's a nice blue ish colour. :-)

15 May, 2013


Hywel, are you working your way through the alphabet with your avatar?
Cactus, cat...what's next? Lol.

16 May, 2013


Great photos SL. I like your bunny grass.

17 May, 2013


All lovely photos but I especially like the bunny grass ones.

18 May, 2013


Wonderful photos, love the close ups of the aubretia and the bunny grass.

18 May, 2013


Thanks Cinders, Stroller, Louisa, if anyone would like some seed of the Bunnys tail grass for next year let me know as I will have loads in the autumn. :-)

19 May, 2013


I might take you up on that, Surrey.
I find myself strangely taken with grasses.
Weird, innit (or aren't I)? Lol.

22 May, 2013


Lol, me to mate, remind me September time and I'll send you some.

23 May, 2013

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