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Sunday, 6 May 2018


Miscellany May Bank Holiday Weekend.

 Wood anemony

Gordon's flowering currant

Yellow archangel (variegated dead nettle)

Dahlia-type tulips

Tulip Greenland in tubs - will plant in the garden

My tulips tend to be exotic - here is a real darling

Raspberry ripple?

 Recycle - reuse - old french windows now entering a new room

And more high-viz tulips

White bleeding heart (lamprocapnos/dicentra spectabilis - renamed recently)

Sunday, 22 April 2018

Mostly tulips

I love unusual tulips, so here goes:

An ancient pear tree,foregrounded by kingcup (caltha) and yellow flowering current (ribes odorata)

Gordon's flowering current: ribes odoratus X ribes sanguineum
 variegated pieris

I like parrot tulips, and orange

pure white


species tulips

late daffodils - narcissus poeticus etc

Sunday, 15 April 2018

April continued

The sun was bright yesterday which bleached some of the colours, so I have retaken some early in the morning.
magnolia stellata (3 photos)

kitchen border (hellebores and alliums)

back garden, lungwort (pulmonaria)

 dwarf comfrey(hidcote blue)

ribes odorata, native flowering current

and when crossed with ribes sanguineum = ribes gordonianum.

white ribes ( 'Elkington's White' )

ribes sanguineum Amour (actual colour redder than photo)

ribes sanguineum

camellia williamsii (3 photos). Williams lived in Caerhays Castle, Cornwall)

snakeshead fritillary

 garden hellebore (self seeded)

primula scotica, native of Orkney

mutant celendine, similar to but twice the size of 'brazen hussy'

native primula, self seeded

variagated photinia (juvenile)

pink wood anemone