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WSGR

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What's happy or unhappy in my garden?
« on: March 22, 2020, 07:18:23 AM »
21 March 2020 - a very cold spring so far.

My first tulip 2020

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My first erythronium - please give it a name! I'm hopeless with labelling!

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Camellia - could be Williamsii E G Woodhouse

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The seller labelled all these as Campbell!

Helleborus Tutu but with a pink nectary

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A rufflied spotted white tutu?

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Re: What's happy or unhappy in my garden?
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2020, 06:58:09 AM »
Glorious day here yesterday and some new and old plants said hello

Primula Auricula! When the seedlings appeared, they were most pathetic - no root and I wonder how they could survive. Survived they did, but it's a constant battle with slugs damaging their flowers! Rare perfect bloom!

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Hepatica

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Magnolia Denudata

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A new camellia to me

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Re: What's happy or unhappy in my garden?
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2020, 07:52:48 AM »
Glorious day we had yesterday and glad that even north of the country reported warm sunshine!

Hepatica acutiloba
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Pink version
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Erythronium - They are so slow! I'm aching with impatience!
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Fritillaria Imperialis Rubra
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Fritillaria Imperialis Lutea
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Re: What's happy or unhappy in my garden?
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2020, 06:56:52 PM »
The local Muntjac must be very happy. They have eaten all the Erythronium Pagoda I had round the apple tree. Still have several dozen round the Quince tree which I protected. They now have a fence too so may see a good display in a week or so. Annoyingly; they just eat the buds and leave the, leaves. Fenced the cutting tulips as soon as they came into leaf so still have them to enjoy.
Edge of Chiltern hills, 25 miles west of London, England

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Re: What's happy or unhappy in my garden?
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2020, 06:10:28 AM »
Commiseration for you, Brianw. Very annoying when you wait for one WHOLE year only to see the buds snapped by critters. I poured tons of coffee grounds around my Fritillaria Imperialis crowns and they seem to be doing fine despite coffee grounds looking messy around the leaves. Perhaps, some pepper dusting next year!

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Have made 3 raised bed, all sown with salad leaves, kale, rocket - Digging for England - something to distract me from the painful wait for my erythronium to unfurl its petals.

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Fritillaria Imperialis Rubra - bought and sowed 3 - only 2 appeared for this colour. My upskirting skill is getting very devious! Captured such a lot of details despite using a cheap camera underneath the crown!


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Re: What's happy or unhappy in my garden?
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2020, 07:33:29 AM »
Garden very quiet and it's very cold even in East London!

It sleeted for a whole 5 minutes here on Sunday. Everywhere was closed and sad!

Cerinthe is already blooming - a real bonus for bees!

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F Imperialis Lutea 2 have come up to say hello!

Hello!
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A helleborus Ceres?

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A pale pink Tutu?

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The blessed erythroniums keep teasing me. Six to 8 buds, a bit of white, pink and yellow! Wish I could surgically unfurl them!



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Re: What's happy or unhappy in my garden?
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2020, 06:24:24 AM »
Teasers, teasers everywhere!

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Dens Canis teasing me badly. I have 3 of these and several of the others, all demure in BUDS! Very frustrating. Apart from that, plants got roasted and toasted by the terrible frost. Dread how folks cope up north!

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Re: What's happy or unhappy in my garden?
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2020, 11:21:06 AM »
We had  sleet  and  hail at the  weekend too, here  in Aberdeen. Yesterday was pretty  good -but  it's perishing  again today with an icy wind - warm sun bound to come  sometime - surely?!!!
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Re: What's happy or unhappy in my garden?
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2020, 07:10:01 PM »
Maggi

I don't think I can live in Scotland! Yesterday, I was whinging at 6pm, saying that it was soooo unusual to have this chilly wind in East London. I should have some EMPATHY for you. You Scots must be tough cookies - perpetual rains, winds and even snow! Scotland in summer is so pretty though! I hope The Beechgrove Garden is coming back soon. So missed it. The revamp or repot programmes are very good. The couple who planted a ring of fire with crocosmias turned their exposed place into a haven.

Been cleaning out my lean to and only after 7pm did I go out to have a look at my erythroniums. Gosh! They were quiet and I was thrilled to see ballerina in action.

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I think this is Den Canis

The pink ones ??? Someone enlightens me please!
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Saw some labels stuck next to the plants - all bleached by the sun! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

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Re: What's happy or unhappy in my garden?
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2020, 07:43:17 PM »
Is  the  yellow  hybrid  called 'Ballerina'?

The  pink ones  are  E. dens-canis.
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Re: What's happy or unhappy in my garden?
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2020, 07:14:48 AM »
I have enlarged the flowers and googled a bit. I really love the purply black pollen of the pink or lilacy ones.

Thank you, Maggi! Good to have a reply to brainstorm. By the way, I don't seem to have notifications.

Anybody knows when The Beechgrove Garden resumes? Can't wait. Saw the daff show yesterday and now I feel guilty having dug them all up to make way for salvias and friends.

Apricot Twirl

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Camellia Williamsii E G Waterhouse
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Lilac/pink with dark purple pollen - I only saw it today.
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I think the yellow one might be Pagoda! I'd love them to be Ballerina. Don't remember such a lovely name. I bought them from Crocus - well pleased that they come up this year. Those seeds that I bought are just a pure waste of time! Ballerina looks nearly the same, Maggi! As I am new to the flowers, I was a bit unimaginative buying them. I fancied Snowflake, but of course, they were perpetually out of stock.

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Hope we all can enjoy a sunny warm day, after all the rain and chill!

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Re: What's happy or unhappy in my garden?
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2020, 12:46:24 PM »
I'd never  heard  of an Erythronium named Ballerina- but  that means  nothing - there  are  loads of  cultivars of  plants  out there  that I  don't  know!

You can alter the  items  you  get  notification on from your  profile  pages  - as  moderator  I've  made  a change  for  you.

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Re: What's happy or unhappy in my garden?
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2020, 07:42:48 AM »
Ooops! They are ALL ballerinas! Look at the way they dance around in my garden. They unashamedly lift up their tutus!

Sorry for the misunderstanding.

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My best ballerina!

My new addition
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F Imperialis Lutea

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Most vibrant colour!
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Re: What's happy or unhappy in my garden?
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2020, 06:10:02 AM »
I crossed pollinated yellow and blue irises with some bearded irises and here are the babies
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Dainty daff minnow
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One lone flower on my magnolia Susan
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My favorite daff of the year!
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Re: What's happy or unhappy in my garden?
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2020, 08:06:39 AM »
A bit of heat has brought up miracles
California poppy was ready to scream for summer!

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A very pretty tulip
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A fragrant bearded iris
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Clematis Macropetala blooming furiously
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For the first time in my life here, I have a Pasque flower overwintered successfully here.  Bliss!664239-4

 


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