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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:06 pm    Post subject: Flowering today Reply with quote

I took a walk around the garden today, in the sunshine. Witchazel, snowdrops, crocus, hellebores were all flowering, or starting to. I thought the witchazel made a lovely blaze of colour and cut some stems for the kitchen. It's nice being able to cut flowers in February!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 2:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good thread.

Here's a yellowflowering Saxifrage.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice, here we have chimonanthus praecox, and Corelopsis in flower as well as jasminum.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Been to UK for 10 days and come back to these. Is Spring round the corner

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's lovely to see them. My tete a tetes will be a couple of week yet, I think.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stupid isn't it my Tete a tete are not even in bud. My crocus are out but not as showy as they usually are
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a couple of crocus flowering two weeks ago. Then they thought better of it, when the cold snap started. A few are showing colour but they will do nothing unless they get some sun.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have snowdrops (everywhere), hellebore and a few primroses. I bought some Anemone sylvestris from the Garden Show at Antrim Castle and today I saw that they have made it through the winter - tiny green shoots, yippee.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was there too! I splashed out on some meconopsis and I'll have to check on them in the morning. I loved the Boyne Valley Garden Centre stand and I splashed out on something there, too, but for the life of me I can't remember what. It was a good show.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought meconopsis too (and primula, lillies and some amazing auricula) I thought the plant stalls were fabulous, but I was disappointed with the 'show gardens' - too few and very amateur.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now that you mention it - I ignored the gardens, other than one which seemed to have been done by children and was a bit of fun.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Meconopsis can be difficult to propogate from seed (Well i find it difficult) I think it needs to be stuck in a freezer for a couple of days and even then it needs a year to germinate, I hope ive cracked it this year as have a few seedlings growing, hope they dont get fungus, i think some of them are sterile and need to be propogated by division, I saw a lovely one once Meconopsis "Slieve Donard" which i believe seeds freely.
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I had it about twenty five years ago. It didn't self seed for me, unfortunately and I failed to propagate it, so it disappeared eventually.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 4:35 pm    Post subject: A wee gem! Reply with quote

I spotted this beautiful little iris today among a group of pots I planted up in the autumn. I had them sitting out of the way but now this one is by the front door. Some little alliums are planted with it. Hopefully, from now on I'll have a procession of potted bulbs in flower with which to ring the changes.


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My sister gave me some blue iris for Christmas. They started flowering last week. It is a lovely, hopeful sign isn't it?
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