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A stroll in the garden on 2nd May

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Feeling happy with the progress of the garden so far, I took the camera for a stroll.

This is the first time we have seen a flower on our new Wisteria, which we’ve had for less than a year.


Lilac


Viburnum ‘Onondaga’


Quince has a white flower and a pink one!


Primula Sieboldii (I think)

Petunias, Salveola, Omphalodes, Verbena etc. waiting to be planted out mid-May

Pelargoniums and Geraniums in the greenhouse


Oxalis


Cercis canadensis ‘Forest Pansy’


Erysimum ‘Bowles Mauve’ from Shirley tulip – thanks!


Acer Sango kaku

Geranium ‘Bill Wallis’

Acer Osakazuki

No wonder this is my favourite time of year :)

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Comments

 

Lovely photos - the geranium is very full of flowers so early!

2 May, 2019

 

Thanks Sunny . . . yes, this is a perennial one and seems happy where it is 🙂

2 May, 2019

 

Lovely garden. I think springtime makes us feel much better.
Today I found that my sweet peas have begun to flower already.

2 May, 2019

 

I very much like the Viburnum, Sheila.....I feel your garden will develop into a very natural area.

2 May, 2019

 

It's looking great, you've lots of colour, your lilac and geranium way ahead of mine, did you say you grew your Omphalodes from seed?

2 May, 2019

 

My favourite month Sheila...will be glad when this cold front passes. Its very cold here today. I’ve just put some pots back inside the greenhouse.

2 May, 2019

 

Thanks very much Marjorie and Julia.

Thank you Dawn - yes, I grew the Omphalodes from seed, quite easily. I think these are 'linifolia' - starry white 6" flowers rather than the usual blue 4" ones

Karen, it was chilly here too: I've put the trays of plants back in the greenhouse for another week or two, but there's so much to look forward to!

2 May, 2019

 

Thanks Sheila,can I ask where you bought the seed please.

2 May, 2019

 

Dawn, I often buy seed from Seedaholic because I love the comprehensive info they send, but I have a feeling that the Omphalodes came free with the magazine Garden Answers. I will look tomorrow to see if I have any left.

2 May, 2019

 

That's kind of you Sheila, you wouldn't think they'd be easy, I've never used Seedaholic.

2 May, 2019

 

Haven't things come on well? Your Acers look perfect. There's so much happening right now isn't there?

3 May, 2019

 

Thanks Julia, yes, suddenly all the plants are filling out, helped by the warmth and the wet. I love seeing something new flowering each day. 🙂

3 May, 2019

 

Dawn - I have found the seeds. Omphalodes linifolia (aka Argentine forget-me-not). So if you'd like to PM me with your address I will send you at least a dozen!

3 May, 2019

 

Just gorgeous Sheila. That Lilac must give a nice fragrance. Hard to believe what you started out with - how you transformed it.

3 May, 2019

 

Googling them :-))))

3 May, 2019

 

Thank you so much Paul for your generous comments - we have been very lucky! Yes, it’s lovely to bring a branch or two of the Lilac indoors to enjoy its wafting scent 🙂

3 May, 2019

 

some gorgeous plants there. everything looking healthy and happy.

4 May, 2019

 

Many thanks Eileen 🙂

4 May, 2019

 

Lovely, Shelia :)

5 May, 2019

 

Thanks Hywel 🙂

Julia, I found the Viburnum Onondaga in an ngs garden in Cornwall . . . our local nursery owner had never heard of it, so I feel lucky to have a “rarity”. This was saved from the old garden after OH had mistakenly cut it down trying to prune something next to it - Phew!

5 May, 2019

 

Sheila, I'm about a week behind with looking at blogs, life just gets in the way of GoY sometimes! All of your plants are looking fabulous, and how wonderful to have a Wisteria.

10 May, 2019

 

Thanks Shirley. The Wisteria is in a pot at the front of the house west- facing: so hoping to grow it as a standard. I love the bi-coloured flowers. Glad you caught up with me, and I know just what you mean by life getting in the way!

10 May, 2019

 

It really is an attractive Wisteria. Seems to be a lot of the plain lilac ones in bloom around here.

13 May, 2019

 

They're all lovely, aren't they Shirley?!

13 May, 2019

 

Certainly are ... :o)

14 May, 2019

 

All your plants are lovely Sheilabub,could you tell me the name of this oxalis please.

26 May, 2019

 

Good question Callie - which I’m sorry I can’t answer. I’ve had it for years so no label. The leaves are purple if that helps, and it’s tender.

26 May, 2019

 

Thank you Sheilabub, I will google it and see if I can find it.

27 May, 2019

 

Callie - I've just been looking through masses of old labels looking for the name of an Acer - I didn't find that, but I did find the label for the Oxalis! It's Oxalis Depressa 'Lucky Pink'. Maybe I'll PM you in case you don't see this . . .

15 Jun, 2019

 

Thank you Sheila,I have received your PM and replied,hope you find the name of your Acer,thanks again Callie.

16 Jun, 2019

 

You’re welcome Callie.

16 Jun, 2019

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