Heart gladdening flowers

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Re: Heart gladdening flowers
« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2018, 20:31 »
I smelled them before I saw them.  A beautiful scent as I went through the side gate between the front and back garden and there were the Lily of the Valley, so small and unassuming, but packing a punch way beyond their size  :D
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Re: Heart gladdening flowers
« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2018, 20:51 »
Yes I spotted mine today.
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Re: Heart gladdening flowers
« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2018, 09:57 »
Spotted the first may blossom out in the hedge this morning.  I'm please to see that at last ...  The apples are glorious.
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Re: Heart gladdening flowers
« Reply #18 on: May 11, 2018, 11:35 »
Alliums today - these are Purple Sensation.  The slightly tatty looking leaves belong to them as well.  It seems as soon as the flowers open, the leaves give up the ghost and die back, but that is fine.  It makes room for everything else coming through  :)
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Re: Heart gladdening flowers
« Reply #19 on: May 17, 2018, 11:37 »
I couldn't choose my favourite today - foxgloves or Iris sibirica.  Both so easy to grow and look so spectacular when they start to flower  :D
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Re: Heart gladdening flowers
« Reply #20 on: May 18, 2018, 09:32 »
Lovely foxgloves, New Shoot.  Not noticed any here this year but we're a bit behind you.
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Re: Heart gladdening flowers
« Reply #21 on: June 01, 2018, 20:44 »
Peonies today  :)  I have had these 2, bought as bargain bare roots, for a couple of years and had no flowers.  This spring I spotted bargains again and bought more, thinking the original weren't going to do anything  ::)   The 3 new ones are growing in pots and 1 has a flower bud on it  :D  Oh well, can I have too many - nah  :lol:
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Re: Heart gladdening flowers
« Reply #22 on: June 02, 2018, 15:27 »
Roses for me! Our garden is full of them at the moment and they smell so good in the sunshine
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Re: Heart gladdening flowers
« Reply #23 on: June 12, 2018, 18:29 »
3 from me today
Crinodendron,peony & Poppy Pattis plum- for mumofstig
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Re: Heart gladdening flowers
« Reply #24 on: June 24, 2018, 20:19 »
The first dahlia flower opened today  :D  This one is Darkarin. 

I'am also pleased with the bidens mix I bought.  They were an 'add these to your order for only £1.99?' when I was buying some mail order stuff.  I might have the price wrong but I know it started with a 1  :lol:  Anyway, the 5 little plugs are growing into a really pretty potful  :)
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Re: Heart gladdening flowers
« Reply #25 on: July 01, 2018, 22:10 »
For one day only - but what a day!
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Re: Heart gladdening flowers
« Reply #26 on: July 02, 2018, 09:00 »
They are worth waiting for John  :D :D

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Re: Heart gladdening flowers
« Reply #27 on: July 02, 2018, 10:50 »
Mine are 2 of those 'add to your order for only ...' tempters.

The lilies were £1 last year and did flower, but the bulbs had grown hugely when I lifted them in the autumn.  This year they are loaded with buds and just starting to open.

The zinnias were this year and £1.99 I think  :unsure:  Anyway they filled 2 pots and are lovely  :D
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Re: Heart gladdening flowers
« Reply #28 on: July 07, 2018, 12:18 »
My new Lavender Hidcote that I planted in a square stone pot is flowering its heart out!
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Re: Heart gladdening flowers
« Reply #29 on: July 10, 2018, 17:00 »
2 Alstromerias and 2 Heleniums - all brilliant bloomers and all of special significance to me because they were either bought by, with (on one of our many holidays together), or propagated from plants belonging to my best friend's mum, who died just over 2 years ago aged 92.  :wub:
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