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My garden is waking up


By neellan


Amazing what a little sunshine can do! The Rhododendrons are appearing, first to open was this pale pink one – it used to be white – still pretty though

The dark red one “Nova” is showing promise

Best of all – to date – is this peachy/creamy one with bell shaped flowers and little round leaves bought years ago at my son’s school garden open day

The Cowslips have also decided to open on the bank and up in the spinney

Ferns are unfurling all over the garden

Japanese Quince blossom bright orange against lime green leaves – what a show off it is!

Phlox and Saxifrage love their south facing wall they have mingled well over the years

Bluebells in the shade of the spinney will soon catch up!

They were all just waiting for the sun to stir them into action after the long winter…….I love them all.

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Hi Neena..
Your garden is looking very pretty ... lots of colour ...
I can see why you like the bell-shaped flowers on the rhododendron .. enchanting ! :o)

20 May, 2013


It 's gorgeous, that last Rhodo is so unusual, not seen that before
Your garden is a delight Neena, such a lot of work but so worthwhile.
This weekend has made such a difference to the gardens

20 May, 2013


Agree totally - its all very pretty.

20 May, 2013


Very pretty indeed!

20 May, 2013


All looking good Neena ...0)))

20 May, 2013


So you've got acid pockets Neena? Love the Rhodendrons - We are lucky to grow some of the acid loving plants here too! :o)))

20 May, 2013


Thank you TT everything is so late this year I'm so pleased to see them flower at last! I don't know the name of the Rhododendron unfortunately - just love it :o)

Thank you Pam the Rhodos are all beginning to bloom now, the creamy/peachy one is lovely there is another one alongside it with pink bells and the same type leaves so they must be the same family :o)

Thank you Stera they are all the type that take care of themselves - more or less lol :o)

Thank you Louisa - pleased you like it :o)

Thank you Stripes it is coming along now :o)

Thank you Tracey yes lots of Rhodos and Heather on all three levels of the garden, Azaleas to follow - I mulch them all with Pine needles - plenty around here as you know :o)

Thank you for liking Lijemc :o)

20 May, 2013


It's nice to see your garden in the spring, with all it's colour. I love the Phlox and Saxifrage together. They are very pretty :o)

20 May, 2013


Lovely Neellan isnt it nice when everything bursts into flower. :)

21 May, 2013


Thank you Hywel The Phlox and Saxifrage have mingled well, they are next to the Orange Quince so quite a showy wall :o)

Thank you Holly, it has been a while coming this year so all the more welcome :o)

Thank you for liking Drc and Xela :o)

21 May, 2013


I love your garden and can almost smell its earthy freshness. Phlox and saxifrage mingled together look so pretty.

24 May, 2013


Thank you so much Wildrose for your kind remarks :o)

24 May, 2013

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