What's Looking Good April 2015

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  1. longk

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    Finally things are getting going here.

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    A rather good self seeded Viola................
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    And Anemone blanda.................
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      Nice shots, longk :blue thumb:

      You keep digging out forget-me-nots and I keep digging out violas! :heehee: We've filled a couple of wheelie bins with them in the last 12 months. They seem to spread almost as quickly as f-m-n. :sad:

      Our forsythias are going to be late this year as the deer have cut them down to the ground! :mad:

      The blandas are doing very well this year and yesterday's very sunny day brought them out in force. :) They seem to have come up everywhere so we're going to dig a lot of the individuals out and consolidate them in patches.
       
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        The Magnolia will look good when she's fully out....

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          Much like Aquilegia I always allow a few Viola to mature. Both occasionally throw up something interesting and both are easily weeded out. I got a cracking greeny white Aquilegia self seeder a couple of years ago.
           
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            f-m-n ???? :scratch:
             
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            I got a nice surprise when I saw these miniature tulips flower yesterday and my forget me nots - so exciting to see everything coming to life again :SUNsmile:image.jpgimage.jpgimage.jpg

            I know you can see bare earth - mulch going down on Sunday, lol x
             
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              Forget me nots :gaah:
               
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                A few from yesterday, lots more tulips and daffs in bud too- nice to see the results of autumn planting.
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                Does anyone know what these two shrubs are. The second one Ribes? The first ones I cut down to the ground before it could flower last year. Whoops!
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                This fella has moved in on the edgeworthia
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                  Clematis armandii with rosemary
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                  Osmanthus burkwoodii
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                  Hellebore
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                  Loropetalum 'Firedance'
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                  Magnolia 'Black Tulip'
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                  Magnolia 'Heaven Scent' (which isn't!! Buyer beware!)
                   
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                    Good to see some colour in the pots on a rare sunny morning yesterday.

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                    Polyanthus 'Gold Lace'.

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                      Clerodendrum ugandense................
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                        A little colour here, between the showers
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                        I love the new Acer leaves against the viola flowersIMG_20150403_113603205.jpg
                        More glory in the snow nowIMG_20150403_113620848.jpg
                         
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                          My first of 100 Wallflowers waking up this morning:smile:

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                            One of the wildy wooded areas ...

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                              Fritillaria uva-vulpis.................
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                              Scilla siberica...............
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                              Puschkinia is very late................
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                              Erysimum "Bowles Mauve" is looking good in a shady spot................
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