What's Looking Good In March 2019

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  1. Marley Farley

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    @Sheal if you don’t like the Hydrangers then don’t have one. A mix of different Clems flowering at different times would be nice though I agree :SUNsmile::thumbsup:
     
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      D4B11426-9AD7-49CC-847D-5765872AF14E.jpeg The sea was so tempting earlier this morning.....but, prob less than 11 degrees so :noidea: Still looks good in March though:)
       
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        @Sheal been thinking have you also thought of Winter Jasmin.? It is surprising how tough it is..Jasminum nudiflorum Is winter-flowering jasmine from China can be cajoled into flowering in November on warm, sunny walls, But it is also an excellent candidate for an exposed arch, a cold bank, or a chilly corner or wall, where it will flower later. Shape it straight after flowering and it will form a dense network of neat branches. The yellow flowers appear on bare green stems and provide an early cut-flower
         
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          Purple sproating broccoli finally sproating - it's my first attempt with it, and so far I'm not convinced the returns are worth the space it's taken...

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          Kojo-no-mai in blossom

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          Bleeding hearts waking up

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          Diosma "Pink Fountain". Probably the best £5 I've ever spent; from January to April it's covered in tiny pinkish flowers, with soft feathery foliage the rest of the year. Not bad for a B&Q cast-off.

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          Various primulas:

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            Thanks @Marley Farley, winter Jasmine is something that hadn't occurred to me. :thumbsup: I had one decades ago in a previous garden but not since. The trellis won't be up for another week or so - so time to have a think on the choices I have. :)
             
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              Gosh @NigelJ - love the corydalis!
              @2nd_bassoon - your diosma is incredibly early - mine only flowers much later in May, and not for so long (though it does look wonderful). I think you must have a very good clone.
               
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                Good morning:smile:

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                  Good morning Woo.....I think the bleeding heart in the pot is pink not white????:)
                   
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                    Good afternoon @Verdun my good friend its clearly marked "Dicentra Alba " but I shall keep my Owl like eyes on it and will let you know,and thank you:smile:
                     
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                      Verdun could be right Woo , alba tend to have light green stems and pink ones have dark red stems that judging of mine two outside now.
                       
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                        Not so much looking good and definitely not an impressive plant but the brunnera woke up, along with ligularia (some in places that Id forgotten I'd planted). I love this time of year when everything starts coming back to life

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                          I was thinking of planting some lily of the valley. I'm not sure whether to put it in the big pot or grow it in the ground. I understand that lily of the valley is invasive therefore growing it in the pot would contain it somewhat.

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                          I originally thought of lily of the valley in the pot and a brunerra on the ground. I have yet to see any brunerra in the shops. I guess it's too early yet.

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                            I personally wouldn't plant Lily of the valley in the ground @Jack Sparrow it runs amuck . Brunnera are excellent plants, mine is just starting to show so possible to early yet, jack frost is a good variety Alexender the great is a giant version , they are other variety but they don't catch my eye as much. What you growing on the fence ?
                             
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                              Woo, exactly as Perki said...those red stems & leaves differ from Alba :)

                              Lily of the Valley struggles in pots....it often struggles in the ground too and then suddenly romps; again ditto Perki. Here I have totally removed it as it became a thug:sad:

                              Brunnera Hadspen Cream is one I recommend for delightful spring foliage and blue forget me not flowers but, again, not something I would put in a pot Gary:) Silver Heart is another attractive variety:) check out Paddocks Plants ....excellent quality and pretty cheap:)
                              No, not too early....they are hardy, tough and available online. Perfect time to plant them
                               
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                                Good afternoon I will get in touch with the nursery and inform them I it is a pink Dicentra with a white Dicentra Label .Thank you @Verdun and @Perki my friends:smile:
                                 
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