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Hugo

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« Reply #885 on: May 20, 2018, 10:49:56 PM »
The colours on the Rhododendrons are starting to fade now but they have been a nice show this year, it was Marco's 9th birthday today so I had to include him in his garden

Nemesis

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« Reply #886 on: May 21, 2018, 10:09:29 AM »
Happy Birthday Marco. Hope you had a good time.
Mad, Bad and Dangerous to know.

Hugo

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« Reply #887 on: May 21, 2018, 12:34:46 PM »
Thanks Nemesis, those years have gone by so quickly.   

hollins

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« Reply #888 on: May 21, 2018, 05:48:59 PM »
Gorgeous and Happy Birthday to Marco.
We have these rhododenrons out at the moment.

Hugo

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« Reply #889 on: May 21, 2018, 10:27:50 PM »
Thanks Hollins, those Rhododendrons look really good, it's a shame that the flowers don't last for longer but they are great to see when  they are out.
I was grateful for your advice some time ago when you said that I didn't have to dead head the flowers as my cerise coloured Rhododendron is about 10 foot tall now and eventually grows to 23 feet   

DVT

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« Reply #890 on: May 24, 2018, 10:03:46 PM »
It's out !!!

Yes, it's Bodnant's Laburnum Arch !!!

DVT

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« Reply #891 on: May 24, 2018, 10:06:59 PM »
... and the Himalayan Blue Poppies as well !!!



DVT

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« Reply #892 on: May 24, 2018, 10:10:05 PM »
... and how about the Chilean Fire Trees - Bodnant has the National collection of embothriums so will find quite a few around the garden, but this is the biggest one.  The handkerchief trees are also fully out as well ... next week is going to be very busy!

Hugo

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« Reply #893 on: May 27, 2018, 02:46:56 PM »
Great photos DVT, our Laburnum tree didn't look very good last year with hardly any flowers on it but I'm pleased to see it in better shape this year

Hugo

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« Reply #894 on: June 04, 2018, 02:44:16 PM »
I must admit that I haven't got a clue on how to prune or treat Clematis so when mine "died"  last year I cut the dead stuff down to about a foot from the soil and planned  to get rid of them this year.
Then they started growing again this year, so I just kept watering them and  they seem ok so far.   The blue flowered one seems to have both single and double flowers on the plant.
Not bad from Aldi at about 6.00 each four years ago

hollins

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« Reply #895 on: July 07, 2018, 12:46:20 PM »
The fields may be scorched and yellow all around us but the gypsophila is thriving in the hot dry weather.

Meleri

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« Reply #896 on: July 07, 2018, 01:36:33 PM »
What beautiful flowers Hollins, what are the blue ones they look very unusual?

hollins

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« Reply #897 on: July 07, 2018, 01:44:13 PM »
Thanks Meleri. They are side shoots that I cut off the delphiniums.

Hugo

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« Reply #898 on: July 07, 2018, 02:29:50 PM »
That's a lovely arrangement of flowers Hollins, you've certainly got an artistic talent for flower arranging.    What are those flowers in the background by the wall as they look nice too?

Our lawn is parched but the clover is growing very nicely    ???     The two water butts we have are empty and I've already lost two mature Azaleas that were in tubs so I'll have to make sure that all the others don't die of thirst.    I do top up the bird baths regularly as it must be a difficult time for them but the Blackbirds are so funny when they have a bath, their wings flap like mad and the water goes everywhere so I have to top up the baths after them too.

The ground is so dusty now and I must cut the lawn ( or the clover )  this week so today I've just been out to get a dust mask as the ground is so dry

hollins

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« Reply #899 on: July 07, 2018, 03:10:12 PM »
Thanks Hugo,
The pale blue flowering plants are hebe.