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Spring in the garden (7 May)


Lovely warm, sunny day for pottering and doing not much gardening! I seem to like pink and white, but just wish the colours on here were more true to life … photos could have been better composed too, heigh ho.

Cosmos seedlings in the greenhouse

Libertia grandiflora

Dwarf Lilac

Geranium ‘Beth Chatto’

Diascia flowering as never before!

Hope you have had a sunny day too :)

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Lovely photos Sheila, dwarf Lilac is really beautiful :)
Would your Diascia actually be a Deutzia I wonder ?

7 May, 2024


Ah, thank you Hywel … could I perhaps be showing my age?! You are quite right, Deutzia it is 🙂. I will try to remember …

Would you like a cutting of the Lilac sometime? I gave two friends cuttings last year and they both now have thriving mini Lilacs.

7 May, 2024


It's been a lovely day, Sheila. My last visit took place in a warm conservatory overlooking a gorgeous garden late this afternoon!!! Perfect!
Your pics are so pretty, I do love those colours! The pics have turned out just fine!
I'll bet you can't wait to get the cosmos planted out too! Glad to hear you've had a lovely day in the garden!

7 May, 2024


Thank you Kate, glad you enjoyed the sunshine too!

8 May, 2024


Thank you Sheila that's very kind of you, I'll send a PM

It's a wonder I remembered the Deutzia's name, I've just been watering my cacti and couldn't remember many of their names, although I always knew every one.

8 May, 2024


I think it comes to all of us eventually Hywel … frustrating in the extreme.

8 May, 2024


Thanks for showing us some of your lovely plants, Sheila! As Hywel has said that dwarf Lilac is beautiful! The Pelargonium flower has come out beautifully! I love the colour!

8 May, 2024


Your dwarf lilac is gorgeous, mine has very few flowers on it this year, do you ever prune yours Sheila, I only ever snip the flowers off once they finish, its never let me down before so perhaps it needs a complete makeover instead of just a top up and feed.....Glad I'm not alone in forgetting the names of my plants, I definitely blame my age....

8 May, 2024


Thanks David and Sue!
No Sue, I don’t prune the lilac … only take cuttings occasionally.

9 May, 2024


lovely blog and the sunshine is continuing again. 5 days on the trot.

you have lots of flowers on the go and they are further on than mine. But I will be catching up soon :)

9 May, 2024


Very pretty soft colours in your pics. Isn't the sunshine a tonic?

9 May, 2024


Thanks Eileen and Ange. Yes, it’s wonderful to have warm sunshine again! We had supper this evening next to the French windows open wide, watching the birds 🙂.

9 May, 2024


You have a lot in bloom at the moment & your pics are fine. I too like the dwarf Lilac. I have only Bearded Irises in flower, and a dwarf Azalea.My memory is getting terrible too, though physically I’m very fit. I must be thankful for that I guess. Lovely weather this week after the Bank Holiday washout. I have been busy in my garden.

10 May, 2024


Thanks Josee, yes it’s great that the weather has improved so suddenly.

12 May, 2024

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