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Shrubs and plants that are jumping out at me today.


Salix Flamingo tree takes pride of place.At this time of year it reminds me of a firework display.

Catawbiense Grandiflorum takes second place…a memory of my eldest son’s wedding which took place at Portmeiri on North Wales.The Italian village designed by Clough Williams Ellis.

Each Autumn I try to remove these Nectaroscordum Siculum bulbs….they are quite resistant to my efforts and each Spring up they come…looking closer the faint pink tones are quite pretty but what plant to share it’s space?

Clematis Niobe hasn’t disappointed this year having had fresh compost last Autumn. Beautiful almost black flowers.

Shropshire lad climbing rose is just opening up its pink flowers.

A large clump of Iris Sibirica ..
the vivid blue colour is lovely.

Lucas White Foxgloves are so erect and tall…at dusk they are like beacons.

Birthday Girl shrub rose always delights and flowers perpetually.

Olivia Rose ,a DA shrub rose has very clean foliage and mildly fragrance flowers.

The Evergreen fern such bright fresh green fronds.

Dunham Massey rose was originally growing in the central rose bed which I altered last Autumn. This rose has adapted well in the large blue,ceramic pot.

That’s about it for now,Chelsea is calling and what gorgeous weather to start with.Good to see Carol presenting and looking well.Enjoy your viewing!

Just caught the bee entering the foxglove.

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Thanks for sharing, Meadow. It's typical that the plants we don't care for thrive and spread and those we nurture don't! You have lots of colour and I particularly like the clump of blue sibiricas. I think they must be my favourite type of iris even despite the fact they don't last long. A lovely selection of roses all flowering well. Maybe we shouldn't complain about the rain after all..

21 May, 2024


Lovely photos Meadowland, nice to see some flowers at last.
Nectaroscordum spreads here too but I try to leave it until the flowers fade before pulling it up, it always grows in awkward places.

21 May, 2024


It is well behaved for me and is slowly to spread. But it is such a lovely plant I don't mind waiting

lovely blog Meadowland

21 May, 2024


Thank you Ange...these Irises are my favourite too...they look so whimsical.
Thank you Hywel and Eileen,I must gain some more patience and give some plants a chance.

21 May, 2024


lovely photo's think your white foxgloves look stunning

21 May, 2024


Thank you do much Davey, that so kind.I'm hoping they will seed around.

22 May, 2024


I have just found this Julia as it didn't come up on my page and found it on " gardening blogs" and pleased I checked it out.
You have such a lot of colour there and I love the white foxgloves too.
Mine had popped up near the little pond.
I love the Shropshire Lad too!

22 May, 2024


Oh Rose,I'm so pleased you found it and thank you for your lovely comments. First time to grow white foxgloves.

22 May, 2024


My foxgloves just appeared!

23 May, 2024

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