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« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2011, 06:17:43 PM »
Beautiful and magnificent trees, Juan!
Not much green or red to enjoy us here - first rain then snow, so back to square one :(
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« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2011, 06:46:49 PM »
On the day that's in it, it's all grey.

Finnegan's Wake is a pleasant read.

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Paddy: A pleasant read indeed, but impossible for me to read in its orginal language, so I must trust in a reliable translation. I think Iīd better keep Durrellīs "Alexandria quartet" as my pillow book (I think this the book wich has imppressed more deeply)(sometimes I think my english is so awful writing here, that I must look mostly unreadable to most of you. Whatīs more, I see no conexion beetween Joyce and Durrell: I think we were talking of Ireland, so you better delete this from your mind. Delete, delete ... and I think Iīd better take one cup of coffee. Or better, a cup of wine  ;D)
Beautiful and magnificent trees, Juan!
Not much green or red to enjoy us here - first rain then snow, so back to square one :(
Tron you must be positive: in summer you will have much more hours of sun than me. And whatīs more important, you have Calypso bulbosa around you! Life can be beautiful!  :)
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« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2011, 07:13:10 PM »

Beautiful and magnificent trees, Juan!
Not much green or red to enjoy us here - first rain then snow, so back to square one :(
Tron you must be positive: in summer you will have much more hours of sun than me. And whatīs more important, you have Calypso bulbosa around you! Life can be beautiful!  :)

Juan,
Usually I am positive ;D but this winter started very early and not one of the winterflowering shrubs and perennials does show any color. It is right we have more light in summer but not more warmth! And the Calypso? (Norne in Norw.) - I have to go very far from here to find it! If I ever get the Chance I will try to grow it in my garden :)
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« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2011, 09:15:18 PM »
Tron: thatīs definitely THE PICTURE of a Calypso! Amazing! Since I first saw a picture of it, I felt in love with that flower. I thought they were very widespread in Norway (how bolding can ignorance be...) In fact, I imagined you with a digging spade saying ""F..." you, Calypsos, give me just 10 cm2 to plant just 3 bulbs of something not being you!" ;D  I hope you can get some of them for your garden! Lykke til!
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« Reply #19 on: January 12, 2011, 09:57:28 PM »
Maggi is it possible to have a new thread "Trees in parks and garden 2011" down reply 381 ?
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« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2011, 10:05:26 PM »
Maggi is it possible to have a new thread "Trees in parks and garden 2011" down reply 381 ?
Of course, that's a good idea.  8)
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« Reply #21 on: January 12, 2011, 10:19:36 PM »
My goodness, Maggi, you move quickly.

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« Reply #22 on: January 12, 2011, 10:25:36 PM »
My goodness, Maggi, you move quickly.

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I can do at times, Paddy.... deceptively so for a woman of my build..... comfort rather than speed, these days!!  ;D ;D
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Re: Trees in parks and gardens 2011
« Reply #23 on: January 17, 2011, 08:01:50 PM »
I have to show Juan that, despite the dreary weather, there is some colour here in our gardens at this time of year. Here are some of our Witch Hazels which are flowering at the moment.

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Hamamelis mollis 'Pallida'
Hamamelis x intermedia 'Diane'
Hamamelis x intermedis 'Feuerzauber'
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Re: Trees in parks and gardens 2011
« Reply #24 on: January 17, 2011, 08:06:14 PM »
Dear goodness..... I shouldn't complain.... but I will! I cannot believe how much further advanced everyone else's  plants seems to be than our garden.  :-\ :-X
 Really lovely witch hazels, Paddy.
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« Reply #25 on: January 17, 2011, 09:07:59 PM »
Thank you Paddy! Really beautiful. I had never seen a red Hamamelis before! Always learning!
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« Reply #26 on: January 17, 2011, 09:24:23 PM »
Juan,

I don't know if they would suit your climate; though I don't see why they wouldn't. Here, they provide colour very early in the year and are appreciated for that.

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« Reply #27 on: January 17, 2011, 09:29:35 PM »
Amazing January scenes in your garden Paddy !!
Looking superb !  :D
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« Reply #28 on: January 17, 2011, 10:13:15 PM »
Paddy, gorgeous Hamamelis, one of my favorite shrubs.  Are the varieties you grow sweet and spicy scented?  As much as I like the red and orange flowered ones, the yellow ones really do show off best from a distance, I like the H. mollis 'Pallida' one best.  In protected places, like in the parking lot ("car park") courtyard at my previous office, the near tree-sized witch hazels were protected by a wrap-around two story building on 3 sides, these shrubs would be in full bloom in February and fill the air with a spicy aroma, but in more open situations the earliest flowering would be March.  We're in the deep freeze here, two months away from flowering possibilities, so it is welcome to see your shrubs looking so lovely.

I might just have to post some trees I photographed summer 2010 but never got around to showing.
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« Reply #29 on: January 17, 2011, 10:15:40 PM »
I am a bit jealous, Paddy! My red Hamamelis died of nothing some years ago and the yellow one (Pallida) is late this year. When I see your plants I am looking forward to mine - whenever that will be!
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