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What's looking good MARCH 2024

Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by wiseowl, Mar 1, 2024.

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  1. fairygirl

    fairygirl Keen Gardener

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    I have a few types of those small tulips @JennyJB - there's several with similar colouring though.
    The newest ones I've got - Odalisque, were potted up and kept undercover for a large part of the winter to stop them getting too wet, so they've been flowering for a wee while. I think I posted a pic of them here.
    The others are in the raised beds, but they don't all survive readily, so there's only a few showing. Some of the other species tulips are starting to come away.
     
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    Yes, Jenny, but I have some in England too.
     
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    I couldn’t resist buying some similar tulips when I saw them carpeting the ground beneath silver birches at Anglesey Abbey. They looked lovely growing through a short erysimum, but vanished after a couple of years AA0C3503-A89B-4341-81EC-B73335C30383.jpeg
     
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    • fairygirl

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      They do need sharp drainage @Golarne , just like their bigger relations, so it's difficult to keep them healthy in the ground. I tend to have them in raised beds for that reason, but some are easier than others too.
      Persian Beauty is one that I have, and there's another one as well but I can't remember the name.
       
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      • Nutcracker South Somerset

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        Tulips Abu Hassan and Slawa just opening up. Havran
        (Dark red, late) still to come. Sun at last for them.
         

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          And Camellia “Anticipation”, so heavy with bloom some of the branches are bending. The wind isn’t helping….! IMG_3784.jpeg
           
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          • pitter-patter

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            This ivy leaf looks really interesting.
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            Anemones and sempervivums
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            Tulip ‘Avignon’
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            • Escarpment

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              I found this little narcissus broken off in the garden, so brought it inside and stuck it in a jam jar of water. The flowers are just under 2 inches across. It's the only one of its kind I've got, so I think it must have arrived with some free bulbs I was given at work. It has a heavenly scent, and it's now been in the jam jar for a week with no sign of deterioration, so I think I'd like to buy some of these for next year if anyone can suggest what variety it might be. 2024-03-22_08-38-29.jpg
               
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              • pitter-patter

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                @Escarpment Possibly narcissus ‘Cheerfulness’ or ‘Bridal Crown’. But there are other similar ones.
                 
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                  Lovely spring garden @Logan.
                  My only offering today is that my Orange Dream Acer has started to break out in leaves. IMG_2085.jpeg
                   
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                    Thanks, Bridal Crown looks like a good match.
                     
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                    • Obelix-Vendée

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                      The other day I had one perfect flower open on my pink tree peony and a few buds looking promising.

                      Since then Nelson has stormed past and it's all looking very bedraggled.
                       
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                          There's a bit more interest in the garden today as new fronds and leaves continue to emerge.

                          Unknown fern fronds.

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                          Anemone blanda with emerging shoots of Hakonechloa macra 'Aureloa'

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                          Hosta 'Volcano Island'. Nice lime green leaves with dark green margins and red stems.

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