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What's Looking Good In April 2020

Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by shiney, Apr 6, 2020.

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  1. shiney

    shiney President, Grumpy Old Men's Club Staff Member

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    Don't know how that one crept in here! :scratch:
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    Erysimum 'Chelsea Jacket' (perennial wallflower) is beginning to open a bit more
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    Lots of purple fennel are sprouting everywhere. We would normally lift the young ones and sell them at the Open Garden :noidea:
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      Sophora microphylla (not to be confused with Sophora japonica if buying it). This has finally really got going in the last week or two.
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      More down to earth (literally :heehee:) is the humble violet. The normal violet :scratch: coloured one tends to spread like mad and I'm forever digging them out as they seem to get everywhere - but I like them. They come in different tones
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      Plus white :rolleyespink: which is not so invasive - our white ones have bigger leaves
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      This is the first one that I've ever found that is bicoloured
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        Wallflowers are starting to come out
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          I've bought (and planted :) ) some like that (Narcissus "Rainbow of Colours"). I think they are incredibly ugly. That's all.

          What's Looking Good In April 2020

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          Mushroom compost :)
           
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            Are you going to grow a lot of mushrooms? :scratch:
             
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              Plants in pots are nothing to do with me. :whistle: I wouldn't dream of commenting on them. :heehee:
               
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                Probably! But its for Smart Bed Making

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                I'm safe .. I bought them
                 
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                  In 2018 I was slow off the mark sowing wallflower seed (my first time trying them) and by last spring my stunted little plants showed no sign of flowering. Since space is a premium in my garden - if something isn't earning it's keep it doesn't get a second chance - I was ready to chuck them in the compost, but a few on here (I think mainly @shiney and @Verdun) encouraged me to keep them for this year. Worth it :)

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                  (Does anyone know Verdun in "real life" to know if he's ok? I've been missing him and his photos :redface:)
                   

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                      Dicentra formosa "Langtrees"
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                      Clematis montana "Elizabeth" This one always take me by surprise
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                      Tulip "Queen of Sheba" and Ranunculus ficari
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                          Looking nice and green and colourful Nigel. Beautiful colour Camellia.
                           
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                            Good afternoon:smile:

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                              A lovely sunny day in WooHaven. :SUNsmile: I am jealous. Enjoy.

                               
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