What's looking good APRIL 2024

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  1. Michael Hewett

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    Thank you @Victoria, they are self seeded ones and come back every year. This year they are coming up in my raised bed too !
     
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      Yours are further on then mine @Michael Hewett - my Erythroniums are just budding up.
      They're very pretty, and - like yours, mine have gradually spread. I've got a potful ready to find a little spot for. :smile:
       
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        I've never heard of Erythroniums before. They look so pretty, @Michael Hewett.
         
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          Escarpment I have some white honesty seed
          Should you need any more please let me know.
           
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            Thank you. Strange how these in the garden are in full flower but the ones in pots inside a cold frame are hardly up yet.
             
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              Peppermint Stick tulip - similar to Lady Jane, but flowering a bit later. Note to self and others: mix them and you are likely to get a longer display.
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                Those are pretty @pitter-patter and a good name for them. My Lady Janes have grown very weedy and floppy this year and the flowers are small. I may try to get some of these to go with them.
                 
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                  Yes, mine have had a similar ‘relaxed’ attitude as well - couchant, shall we say.:dunno:
                   
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                    Mine were given to me by a lady on the other forum, who lived about 30 mins away from me @ViewAhead . I think of her every time they flower, as she died a few years ago.
                    I don't know what variety they are, but possibly the one that's easiest to grow here - Pagoda.
                     
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                      The portable citrus grove :biggrin:

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                      Scilla peruviana ..shame the phone camera doesn't do the colour justice!

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                      Taking photos of the Hostas before either hail or slugs and snails get to them....
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                      Queen of Night tulips ..they've been there for 14 years now and increase slowly.
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                      The first Wisteria floribunda macrobotrys flowers opening...
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                        The white fritillaries are getting more prominent now

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                          pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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                          I like the citrus grove @noisette47 what are they, mixture I guess lemon, lime...........etc.
                          What is the diameter of the barrels.
                           
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                            My Acer, Orange Dream is a picture at the moment is its new Spring glory, despite being lashed by the storms. It really lights up the dark corner where I planted it.
                             
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                              4 lemons, 2 satsumas, 2 caviar limes, 1 kaffir lime, 1 ordinary lime, 1 sweet orange and a weird mandarin thing that was supposed to be a sweet Indian lime and that I'll be having words about with the nurseryman this month :biggrin: The half-barrels are 70cms across.
                               
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                                pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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                                Nice collection.
                                Quite large containers then.
                                 
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