15 Mar 2017

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday: Pink

~ Flowering currant (Ribes sanguineum)
Never mind yellow - Spring is also full of pink.
Although I'm not sure that tulip should be in bud in mid-March.

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  1. It's always good to see all these at this time of year, especially the tree blossom. Flighty xx

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    1. Absolutely! Even as other plants are starting to flower thick and fast - I noticed that the forget-me-nots are about to flower yesterday so, in a couple more days, the borders will be filled with blue! I love spring!

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  2. Gorgeous. Pink flowers in spring are my favourites, I'm not a big fan of bright yellow. And magnolias and camellias are my absolute favourites, just love them. I have a tiny white one of each, nurturing carefully. The magnolia has been a disappointment actually, bought at great expense from T&M, but the top 7/8 of it never grew (it was a bare root purchase) and now I just have a stump with a couple of awkward twigs. The camellia was dirt cheap from Aldi and is doing beautifully in the front garden. Nice fat buds waiting to unfurl. CJ xx

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    1. Bright yellow is very cheerful to kick spring off and I do love the smaller daffodils but as the other flowers open, I'm ready to embrace other colours! I have to say I'm not a big fan of T&M, their plug plants have failed on me once too often; I think it's worth splashing out a bit more to get an established small shrub/tree from your local garden centre. Having said that, I've had some brilliant plants from Morrisons - and they're cheap which is even better! So lovely to read that you've got at least got the camellia to look forward to! Cxx

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  3. Pink makes a nice change from all the yellow!

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    1. I was carefully ignoring the Kerria japonica that's just burst into bloom for this post, Pauline! But, I agree, it's nice to temper the yellow with other colours.

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  4. Looks like your camellia is very similar to my inherited one.. do you know its name?

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    1. Sorry, Jessica, I don't. It was already well established in the border when I moved into my flat 15 years ago. Looking in the RHS A-Z of plants, it could be 'Gloire de Nantes' or 'Anticipation' but just guessing!

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  5. My second reminder today to search out a place with camellias. (None immediately where I live. Perhaps too close to the sea?)

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    1. My mum's house was 5 minutes walk from the sea and her camellia was gorgeous. It had sunshine and shelter from a brick wall behind. Hope you find a garden with them in soon - I love to visit RHS Wisley to see the camellias because they're huge there but so lovely to see so many locally as well.

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  6. Just loving your pinks! They are appearing here too, I noticed my forget-me-nots are about to take off. It is such a wonderful time isn't it, if only the weather would improve.xxx

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    1. I couldn't agree more about the weather, Dina - I've had a lovely day working in a client garden, nice and sheltered and calm, but am sitting here listening to the wind howling outside now! I could honestly just stamp my foot in frustration, spring is sprung and I really want to be outside getting on with things! Hopefully things will improve slightly next week for all of us! Cx

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  7. How pretty! Everything is bursting into flower - it's so exciting! Fingers crossed wintry weather doesn't return.

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    1. I absolutely love flowering redcurrant - a real joy in spring. It's easy to get fooled at this time of year with so many flowers blooming but I remember it snowing in March a few years ago! I'm letting nature do it's thing and seeds sown by me can catch up when it's warmer!

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  8. So stunning! Spring is here are all the lovely colours are starting to emerge :)

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    1. It's so exciting to see more than just daffodils and snowdrops now - time to start really thinking about the summer garden is just around the corner! Currently hoping that my fruit trees don't blossom with all the wind around this weekend!

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