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Yes more plants are flowering – I have posted pics of my new arrivals to the general colour scheme of the garden.

The white magnolia has been in bud for ages and now is a cloud of white petals

Aubretia in a trough

A Periwinkle cutting brought back from Wales is flowering for the first time

The Redcurrant is really maturing now, but I don’t seem to have much luck with Forsythia – a replacement is needed again this year! Two small Camellias have not made it – fingers crossed for the Acers – I think they are OK – I can see tiny green shoots.

Any tips for growing on this little chap would be appreciated – bought from Malvern Show last year – the following pic is the sister plant on the Stand !

Exciting find in a large pot – these polyanthus have seeded and have produced tiny plantlets – when they grow a little bigger I shall pot them up – they are the old fashioned variety as in the pic below

My white poppies and miniature buddlea have arrived and have been potted up – and the greenhouse seems to be coming on

The peony is looking good – this one is a gorgeous double pink

So now off out into the greenhouse – this morning I have transplanted my Lobelia seedlings – a bit fiddly but well worth it – I truly love this time of year – I never have a plan I just go out into the garden and chill

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your blue poppys are great,but I never have luck with them and they die on me,looking lovely and i can feel the exitment in the air,you do the same as me if it fits put it in and if it dies try something else,I feel gardens should not be planned,chris

27 Mar, 2012


i have a himalayan poppy, it has survived two winters so far, the leaves are there but i cant see a bud yet this year, i keep mine in the shade, the soil is slightly acidic. karensusan grows them successfully, she might be the best one to ask.

27 Mar, 2012


Everything certainly is coming alive! All your pics are pretty and there is so much colour to enjoy. This weather just gets the garden going a treat.

27 Mar, 2012


Its grand to see all our gardens coming into bloom and your pics are lovely, thats a very pretty Polyanthus, I`ve just seen another beauty on another blog as well so my wishlist is growing yet again, lol, I hope your little plant does well for you, its a very pretty blue. Things are coming along nicely in your greenhouse as well, its a busy old time we are all having but good to be out there in this gorgeous weather....

27 Mar, 2012


Got some lovely stuff there - well done!

27 Mar, 2012


That blue poppy is lovely. I'm trying one this year also.

27 Mar, 2012


Lovely set of pics, Marigold ... aubrieta is so nice :o)

28 Mar, 2012

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