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PostSubject: Re: Spring garden   Fri Oct 16, 2009 2:04 pm

Should be a few more by now.
Sweet Peas.


Poppies.




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PostSubject: Re: Spring garden   Fri Oct 16, 2009 2:19 pm

Pardon the bottle in the first photo, a leftover from when I was covering baby delphiniums against the frost.

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Tall Bearded Irises


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PostSubject: Re: Spring garden   Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:02 pm

At last, my first Shirley Poppy.

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PostSubject: Re: Spring garden   Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:45 pm

Great looking Iris there Betty, those Dutch Iris are the ones I cannot get to flower here maybe its too warm..
The poppies and sweet peas look good too it must be very colourful in your garden at present..
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PostSubject: Re: Spring garden   Wed Oct 21, 2009 5:25 am

All very beautiful, Betty.You place must be a blaze of colour, I would love to be able to come visit....so many different flowers and I imagine the perfumes would be exquisite. Do the wallflowers have a scent, from memory I think they do. Try and save seed from the gorgeous ruffled pansies... they are stunning.
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PostSubject: Re: Spring garden   Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:11 am

A better photo of Raspberry Fudge - my sister did know the name of this iris.


She probably has the name of this apricot one also, I must ask her.

Things do smell nice outside, Fay. Wallflowers have a beautiful perfume, it's why I planted them. I will try to save seed from most things, although in a lot of cases I don't know how to find them. LOL.
When all the Shirley poppies come out it will be nice, Mary-Anne. It's funny really, that after all those drought years(I just think it's global warming) when I was starved of colour, with no garden to speak of, I had a real gut feeling that it was time to strive for a nice garden. I am not confident about next year though.
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PostSubject: Re: Spring garden   Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:27 am

Boy Betty your spring flowers have given me my daily fix of glorious blooms , those ruffled Pansy are new to me and so wonderful.Poppies are memories of childhood on the farm .I was 7 my brother 9 and every sunday we were deposited down on the highway 6 miles away with our boxes of poppies to sell to the passing cars out for sunday drives. That would never be done today unless you wanted your kis taken. Life for parents is so much harder now .
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PostSubject: Re: Spring garden   Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:03 am

How right you are, Gwen, nowadays parents hardly dare let their children out of their sight. You and I probably had the same sort of carefree childhood that all kids deserve, but don't get now.
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PostSubject: Re: Spring garden   Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:39 pm

Betty after seven years of drought you can imagine how I felt when we got decent rain two Springs ago..

Its so different this Spring its gone back to dry again.. Crying or Very sad

Love both those Iris, Raspberry Fudge what a delicious name..

Betty what plants are those big leafs from in the last two pics.
Would they be Hollyhocks Question
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PostSubject: Re: Spring garden   Wed Oct 21, 2009 1:52 pm

Hollyhocks that started reaching for the sky back when there was some rain about for them, Mary-Anne. We actually had 12 years of serious drought prior to this good Spring, Mary-Anne. We even had a failed Spring one year, when we just got nothing - like Queensland now in fact, so I can't for one moment believe we will get even a halfways decent year next year.
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PostSubject: Re: Spring garden   Sat Oct 24, 2009 9:03 am

Here are some rather unusual Columbines.


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PostSubject: Re: Spring garden   Sat Oct 24, 2009 9:33 am

I just keep absorbing all the lushious blooms . I grew Columbines many years ago but those new ones are so different . LOVE THEM.
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PostSubject: Re: Spring garden   Sat Oct 24, 2009 1:07 pm

I have never grown Columbines must say they look great Betty.
So do the Dutch Iris's those I cannot get to flower here.. Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: Spring garden   Sat Oct 24, 2009 1:08 pm

Thanks Betty, it is a delight to look at your garden....everything so lush, beautiful and healthy.
Do you use sheep poo for fertiliser...I have read that it is fantastic.
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PostSubject: Re: Spring garden   Sat Oct 24, 2009 2:45 pm

Lime, super, and sheep poo in the iris bed , Fay, but not all at the same time of course. Horse manure in the other beds, but of course certain plants get extra seasol/Dynamic Lifter/Blood and Bone etc..
Gwen, I am so pleased that you like my flowers. When the first columbine came out I thought it was deformed. LOL. But no, just a different type. I have regular columbines in in a variety of colours but they haven't flowered and I'm not sure they will. You see the others didn't the first year. Time will tell.
Mary-Anne, I don't think Dutch Iris are even that robust down here. In my hot area I mean, they may be fine south of the Divide.
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PostSubject: Re: Spring garden   Sat Oct 24, 2009 11:36 pm

Another iris. No name for it as yet. I love the black lines at the start of the falls, also the lines down them.
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PostSubject: Re: Spring garden   Sun Oct 25, 2009 7:47 am

Betty . wow what a beauty , the lines are a bit ubusual I reckon.
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PostSubject: Re: Spring garden   Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:53 am

The black lines in the centre looks good I reckon, Gwen. Now I think I have the name for the next one, it's called Wearing Rubies.
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PostSubject: Re: Spring garden   Sun Oct 25, 2009 11:36 am

My silly camera has hissy fits and one day won't take photo's, without blurring, of red flowers, then it might be pink on another day, purple on another day, it's very annoying.
Anyway, time for a delphinium or two.


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PostSubject: Re: Spring garden   Sun Oct 25, 2009 1:16 pm

They are so pretty Betty..
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PostSubject: Re: Spring garden   Sun Oct 25, 2009 3:13 pm

All so very lovely...I am jealous...lol... thumb2 thumb2
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PostSubject: Re: Spring garden   Tue Oct 27, 2009 2:40 pm

Here is the first snapdragon.


Another Shirley Poppy.


The Sweet Peas , powering on.
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PostSubject: Re: Spring garden   Tue Oct 27, 2009 8:52 pm

Very colourful Betty.. banana banana
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PostSubject: Re: Spring garden   Sat Nov 07, 2009 2:16 pm

Here is part of the old sheep paddock. It could look good with enough water, and energy on my part. La Sevillana is the bright red rose in the foreground.


Beautiful white delphiniums, one with a white centre, the other black. I am so pleased with the variety I got this year.


Queen Anne's Lace , this year taller than Ian, over 6 feet.


Finally, are they larkspurs or delphiniums? I forget. LOL.
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PostSubject: Re: Spring garden   Thu Nov 26, 2009 10:00 pm

Well, it still is Spring so here are some more.
White double hollyhock.


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