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My last year's favourite plants.

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It might be more of a question of ’ What have I got decent photographs of? ’ but I shall try to choose my real favourites if I can!

Primroses say ‘Springtime’ to me and are such a joy to see after the wet, grey winters down in the south west


Camelias
We have only recently started growing camelias in pots and I love their shiny leaves as well as the pretty, waxy flowers.


The wisteria by our kitchen door is very special and its scent is so lovely as I open the door.

I love to see the spring colours in the garden and dwarf narcissi are so dainty and sweet.

The jasmine in our porch was lovely last year but needed a major trim as it was taking over. I hope it recovers and does well again this year.


‘Champagne Mooments’ has always been a favourite of mine because of its creamy, peach colour.


These petunias were bright and colourful for many weeks of the summer.

I love sweet peas and after a disastrous year in 2016 because of the pigeons it was nice to get some in 2017 which escaped the little pests!

I can’t resist pelargoniums for summer colour in containers, here are a few of them.

Ours is a cottage garden where many plants have to battle for their places! To finish is a little vase of this and that from our garden last summer.

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Wow! That jasmine!! Incredible! And those sweet peas are lovely colours. I think we grew some that variety last summer too. In Rachel’s garden.

5 Jan, 2018

 

I'm coveting your wisteria, I wish mine flowered that well. another lovely selection Wildrose.

5 Jan, 2018

 

You had some nice plants doing well for you last year. Primroses and Sweet Peas are two of my favourite plants but were hopeless for me last year. It's good to know you had nice ones :)
Your Wisteria is beautiful .

6 Jan, 2018

 

Wow!! I have Wisteria envy too. Like you, I love primula vulgaris, wonderful to see after a long winter. Oh and your Jasmine, super.

6 Jan, 2018

 

What wonderful blooms. I am also envious of your Wisteria and as for your Jasmine... I try to grow Sweet Peas every year as they are also one of my favourites.

6 Jan, 2018

 

If my Wisteria ever looks half as good I'll be happy. The Jasmine looks amazing too.

6 Jan, 2018

 

Thanks everyone.
Looking at the wisteria photo again - how DID we get in and out of that door?!!

6 Jan, 2018

 

Just thought I would pop in to see what you have been up to ! I wish we had room for a Wisteria ! Your Jasmine was amazing! I thought I would tell you about my primroses which I lifted in full bloom in October , potted them in clay pots , put them on the outside table and they are still exactly the same now with the same flowers on them ! Not shed any at all ! Never known this before !
Happy New Year to you and John and hope you got my last message. xxx

6 Jan, 2018

 

Such a pretty selection, country cottage garden in abundance, love the Wisteria, and I have never seen so many flowers on a Jasmine before the perfume must be fantastic....... thanks for taking part Wildrose...

6 Jan, 2018

 

A lovely reminder of good things to come! Easy to see why that beautiful rose is a favourite. The jasmine is unbelieveable - must have smelled marvellous.

6 Jan, 2018

 

Rose, so lovely to see you again on here. Thank you so much for commenting. Your primroses have been wonderful haven't they?

DD and Stera,
My husband made me rather cross when he cut the jasmine right back. (That IS an understatement actually!) It has grown back now and looks fine again - just as well for a certain person I know!!! I don't expect the same number of flowers this year but will let you see what happens.

6 Jan, 2018

 

I have a husband that likes to hard prune too. :-(

7 Jan, 2018

 

Oh dear!
Sometimes it is the right thing to do isn't it?
But not always!!!

7 Jan, 2018

 

A lovely selection ,Chris,and like everyone else,I love the Jasmine..and the Wisteria is amazing..I bet you have to walk sideways to get through your door,when it's in flower ! Lol..Pelargoniums seem to do really well ,as they usually do,despite wet weather,and some of mine are still ok under a patio table outdoors..not long now till spring, and lots of colour..roll on !

7 Jan, 2018

 

Oh yes!!.. Jasmine envy going on here also, lol, lovely Wisteria too, always have admired them, great selection W'rose, I have a very soft spot for the primroses, some have been flowering non-stop here but can remember always getting excited in my youngers days when I spotted some beginning to flower and of course mega happy feeling when spotting my first snowdrops....

7 Jan, 2018

 

That Jasmine is just so beautiful, I lost mine last year to a bad case of cushion scale but have replaced it with another one (not in the same place) so hopefully I shall enjoy that wonderful perfume again this year.
I love all of the other wonderful plants that you have and to see them just now gives a great feeling of things to come. Wishing you a belated " Happy New Year."

8 Jan, 2018

 

Bloomer, Lincslass and Stroller, thank you for liking our jasmine. It started off a few years ago in a pot with a curved piece of wire to cling onto. We planted it in our small conservatory/porch and it seemed to thrive in there from then on. The scent is beautiful but rather overpowering when it is in full flower!

What does cushion scale look like please?

8 Jan, 2018

 

My OH pruned my beautiful pale mauve Salvia to the ground......I was not happy, I think he has killed it!! not often he makes mistakes, so will have to buy another one, it was one of my favourites....typical!!

9 Jan, 2018

 

Oh yes, it is usually an attack on something we like!!!

9 Jan, 2018

 

Dotty, if your Salvia is S microphylla you might be ok. I've never dared to cut into the old wood but I've been told you can cut them down in late Spring (I think) and they'll be fine, treat like hardy Fuschia I guess.

10 Jan, 2018

 

Wisteria envy here because ours have not flowered yet!!! Thank you for letting us enjoy it with you. The other plants are all favourites of mine too. You say the jasmine is planted in the porch is it totally enclosed ?. I have an outdoor summer flowering one and it flowers its head off too but it is against a wall and throws runners everywhere. I have a job to keep it from smothering the shrubs in front of it. I think I might take a tip from your OH and cut it right down if your one recovers well this year. Our primroses, the wild ones and the hybrids are wonderful colour all year.

10 Jan, 2018

 

Our jasmine is totally enclosed in our porch which is more like a mini conservatory with glass on 3 sides. It grows against the 4th wall which is the house itself.
Ours too becomes very smothering but there isn't much in there to smother! I will let you know how it gets on but I have a feeling that there will be fewer flowers this year.

10 Jan, 2018

 

Wildrose cushion scale looks like a coating of thick soot, when I first noticed it I spent about 3hrs washing as many leaves as I could with fairy liquid but it got worse, I asked at Ashwoods and they said to spray with ..... will have to see if I can find this as I can`t remember the name just now, but not to get too hopeful as once it got hold it was very hard to get rid of. In my case it just got worse so had to dig the whole bush out.

11 Jan, 2018

 

Thanks Stroller, now I know what it looks like but I will be hoping not to see it as it sounds horrid. I just want to see lots of those tiny star-like white flowers!

11 Jan, 2018

 

My petunias reseeded themselves and came back the next year - free plants! They looked just a nice. Loved that wisteria.

11 Jan, 2018

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