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Maggi Young

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Early December 2006
« on: December 01, 2006, 11:30:33 PM »
OOPS! just realised 1st December is nearly over in the UK and there is no December page !
Here we go, then!
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Re: Early December 2006
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2006, 10:00:55 PM »
It is getting much colder here now. It has felt as though the snow might not be far away.
The Fieldfares and redwings are flocking to the trees with berries but have not been into our garden yet.
 I spent a lot of time today just  watching them... lovely birds. No photos of them though!
Margaret Young in Aberdeen, North East Scotland Zone 7 -ish!

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Re: Early December 2006
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2006, 10:56:19 PM »
Maggi,

Nice to see into your garden, rather than just individual flowers etc.  Definitely looking a bit different to how ours are here in Aus. ;)
Cheers.

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Min winter temp -8 or -9C. Max summer temp 40C. Thankfully, maybe once or twice a year only.

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Re: Early December 2006
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2006, 11:01:20 PM »
Only a few flowers in the garden now.  The last hangers on from summer and autumn like the campanula and crocus pictured below and the first of the true winter flowers, Cyclamen coum all overlap.  The winter narcissus begin to flower both under glass and in the garden.  Oxalis versicolor babies often 'escape' into the garden after repotting.  It is not supposed to be very hardy but it survives.

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Re: Early December 2006
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2006, 06:17:06 PM »
Hi to all,
Just try to post my first picture,not too sure if it works,we find out soon.
This Salvia flowered from October true to November,just finished now.
Salvia Dombey,she is a beauty.[
« Last Edit: December 08, 2006, 10:12:13 AM by Maggi Young »
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Re: Early December 2006
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2006, 06:47:14 PM »
last month I showed you an embroidered Hellebore. It arrived today and is far better than I expected. The girl is willing to take orders

Geebo is that, stunning, Salvia hardy?
« Last Edit: December 07, 2006, 09:28:27 PM by mark smyth »
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Re: Early December 2006
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2006, 07:33:56 PM »
Hi Geebo, nice picture and a nice plant. Welcome to the Forum.
David Nicholson
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Re: Early December 2006
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2006, 07:50:28 AM »
Hi Mark :),
According to the book,it is on the tender side,but here in Ireland there are a lot of plants we get away with,but to be sure i have taking no chances and taking cuttings,got the plant last summer from Anns Grove Nursery,it grows fairly tall and leggy not what you would call a good looking plant,perhaps I shal grow it near a shrub to scramble true,but the flowers are stunning and long lasting,pitty we have no hummingbirds here.
Have taking cuttings for next year and the plant put in the conservatory for winterprotection. :D
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Re: Early December 2006
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2006, 09:11:53 AM »
I didnt notice earlier you were from the South. The AGS Ulster group are heading to Co. Cork thus summer for a few days. I think we are going to Annes Grove
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Re: Early December 2006
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2006, 01:39:23 PM »
The leaves are now finally down though not cleared following some stormy weather,and one of the first harbingers of Winter is well into it's full glory.I refer of course to Mahonia 'Charity',surely one of the finest mahonias.
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Re: Early December 2006
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2006, 02:25:20 PM »
Even here in Vienna (Austria) we have no frost and snow. Some plants begin to flower.
Ranunculus calandrinioides
Colchicum doerfleri
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Re: Early December 2006
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2006, 09:59:50 PM »
Narcissus 'Cedric Morris' in bloom in the garden.

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Re: Early December 2006
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2006, 10:14:17 PM »
Even an old ivy-clad ash tree can look well against the setting sun; a bit  like myself, really!
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Re: Early December 2006
« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2006, 10:28:25 PM »
lovely pix, Paddy.  So many folk find this time of year rather barren and dull.. you show how wrong they are!
Especially with things like your  N. Cedric Morris and Franz' Ranunculus etc looking so well.
Franz, that Ranunculus calandrinioides is a beauty at any time of year when it looks like that!
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Re: Early December 2006
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2006, 05:55:48 PM »
Ranunculus calandrinioides is really a beauty at any time of year, but after a frost without a snow it is a poor dry plant. But it recovers very fast in the spring.
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