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PostSubject: A few shots from the past few weeks.   Mon Jan 11, 2010 1:58 pm

A bit of a mixed bag....a few photos from the past few weeks.

A perennial Primrose....it is approx 60cm high...the flowers don't last long, but are replaced almost daily.



Next is a photo of the the 'same old, same old garden'..lol...



An Oleander that I am trying to grow as a standard.



Finally..a Spider Lily...gee these fellows have flowwered beautifully this year.
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PostSubject: Re: A few shots from the past few weeks.   Mon Jan 11, 2010 6:29 pm

My spider lily's have all been eaten by the snails Rolling Eyes , they have a real Micj jagger edged look about them Laughing Your Salvias are looking great, I have become a real fan of them since Luzy first into them to me.....

..... and as usual picture perfect Fay thumb2
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PostSubject: Re: A few shots from the past few weeks.   Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:00 am

Your garden is a feast for sore eyes, Fay.
Just what I need to see, to keep my spirits up and remind me what is in store -- if I can just get through the next 8-10 weeks of winter.
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PostSubject: Re: A few shots from the past few weeks.   Tue Jan 12, 2010 7:06 am

Beautiful, Fay. I have never seen the perennial primrose before, or the spider lilies, so thanks for sharing your photo's. Oleanders I like, that one is a lovely colour, but they are so deadly poisonous I couldn't grow them because of our pets and stock. They do grow quite well in this area but after a friend losing a beautiful chestnut mare due to it eating Oleander I've had to forget it. The general garden shot - what bliss. I'd like to find a shady spot where I could lie on the grass and be cool, and look at your lovely flowers. Are the pink ones zinneas?
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PostSubject: Re: A few shots from the past few weeks.   Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:20 pm

Thanks folks... not a lot of flowers around my garden ATM.....wrong time of year..and the heat.
Re the Primrose, it used to be in a pot and it was a 'so so, small, nothing special' plant...after it hit the real dirt it showed its full potential. I guess not all plants are suited to pots. winky-winky
Yes, the hot pink/purple plants are Zinnias....the seed are sold by Johnson seeds so all seeds result in this gorgeous colour.
Here is another Zinnia, which I love...it is from seed I saved last year (an instant colour potted plant) ...the plant died back very suddenly and I wasn't sure if the flower had set seed. I planted some of the 'not sure seed' and hoped for the best...they must have been viable as some plants eventually popped up......I think my biggest mistake was sowing the seed too early..the earth hadn't warmed up sufficiently after winter. I love Zinnia....to me they are the perfect summer flower..I think they can suffer from mildew...but so far, I haven't had that problem. Touch wood....lol..


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PostSubject: Re: A few shots from the past few weeks.   Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:57 pm

I have grown them in the past K and find they get a bit moudly and ratty for me, prolly coz I have then crammed in where every there is a square inch of soil Very Happy Laughing whistle
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PostSubject: Re: A few shots from the past few weeks.   Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:19 pm

Gee, that's a stunner, Fay, and just think, I'll be able to think of planning a smaller Summer garden once we are on the pipeline. Zinnias can be at the end of the list, alphabetically. I have never ever been able to think about summer flowers. What else is good in summer? I am finding my tomatoes are doing much better in the ground than in pots, you can't beat real dirt, can you? I dimly recollect someone telling me there was a worry with zinnias. (Rust?) You can only try though.
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PostSubject: Re: A few shots from the past few weeks.   Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:47 pm

My computer is on a go slow till thursday ,I will return then to see your pics . All i see of them now is a slither of aa pic .
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