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Around the garden yesterday

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More from the borders yesterday

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A selection from the garden yesterday

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cape Fuchsia using watercolour filter

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July 11, 2019 · 8:00 am

From the garden yesterday

 

 

 

 

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Princess Louise – the first poppy of the year.

One of my favourite Oriental Poppies is the delightful Princess Louise.   The flower pictured below opened four days ago  and is  the first in my garden this year.

 

Its beauty is confirmed by a closer look.

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Around the garden yesterday

The extended spell of mild weather has encouraged an unusually early display of Spring flowers’


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More from the borders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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22nd July

 

 

 

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Under the influence of Georgia O’Keeffe (8)

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May 9, 2017 · 8:00 am

Lily pattern

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September 11, 2016 · 8:15 am

Hydrangea

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September 5, 2016 · 8:00 am

Around the garden yesterday (8)

 

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‘Californian poppy’ (Eschscholzia californica)

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June 27, 2016 · 8:00 am

Around the garden yesterday (2)

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Around the garden yesterday …..

diascia (1 of 1) copy

 

honeysuckle (1 of 1) copy

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Poppy days are here again. Thank you.

Today is the fourth anniversary of this blog and I would like to thank all who have visited the site and, particularly, those who have ‘stayed the course’ and passed comment.  Your support is valuable and is truly appreciated.

I am marking the occasion by re-publishing below  the very first post.  Unsurprisingly, at the time it was scarcely noticed –  just a handful of views and no ‘likes’.  Here you have it.

‘May is the month when the poppy brings a vibrant splash of colour to the garden.  Often, overnight, the furry green protective shell of the bud explodes, exposing the tissue-like petals of the new flower.  Backlit by the afternoon sun, the petals produce a palette of shades ranging from yellow to deep red.

 

 

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Anemone blanda

There is about the anemone blanda a delightful sense of innocence and purity that contrasts with some of its noisier neighbours in the early Spring garden.

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Hanging around in the garden

Hanging pots of flowers brighten the fence bordering the side patio of our house.  My wife derives great pleasure from her pots.

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Friend or Foe?

In a few months time these caterpillars will no doubt become beautiful butterflies or moths (and I would be delighted if someone could tell me which, and what variety) but, for now, they are not my friends!  I should now have  a flower border bursting with bright nasturtiums but, as is apparent in this picture, the plants have been decimated by these little gluttons!

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