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What's looking good in April 2017

Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by longk, Apr 2, 2017.

  1. longk

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    • wiseowl

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      Good afternoon my James Grieve apple tree from my warm day horizontal position;)

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        I love this time of year when shoots are showing and there's some colour and you know that it's just the beginning.
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        The borders are starting to fill up around the Girl, Boy under the Umbrella statue.
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          The Clematis Armandii draping itself over the Acer Brilliantissimum has gone from strength to strength with it's flowering this year and the scent in this moist warm air is carrying several yards.
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          Ziggy's glassware is still safe and sound in the Arbour and comes "alive" with colour when the rays of the setting Sun strike it.
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          The first thing I see when leaving the House is this Damson Tree opposite my front door. It gives a beautiful display and then a really heavy crop of sweet tasting Damsons.......I've already got order from friends who want to make some pies and jam from it.
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            The Green House seems to fill up even more every time I take plants out of it to plant in the borders:doh:
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            The Spirea Arguta is looking good again this year
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            My project of the year the Foxtail Lilies are slowly showing their heads with thick strong shoots.[​IMG]
             
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              My Exochorda "The Bride" is just starting to flower.......[​IMG]
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              Whenever I'm in the garden there's always a "Shadow" within inches of me:heehee::cat-kittyandsmiley:
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              My Osmanthus Burkwoodii is just starting to flower and as well as the Choisya
              so along with the Clematis Armandii the garden is really filling with sweet honeyed scent.:yes::hapydancsmil:
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                Good afternoon:smile:

                Stella cherry tree:smile:

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                  Everything is springing to life.

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                    A single Tulip ...

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                    Pulmonaria ...

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                    Omphalodes with scruffy foliage. I don't know if I should take the crinkled leaves off or not ...

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                    Flowering well now - Viburnum tinus ...

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                    A pretty Primula ...

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                    • JWK

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                      Trilliums from @silu Thanks!
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                      Daphne has been wonderful this spring:
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                      A new Beregnia from Beth Chatto last spring:
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                        Oh good @JWK really pleased they are big enough to flower. You'll then have what can be the tricky business of transplanting them out of the pot......they have very long fragile roots ad can be somewhat temperamental!. Plant about 3 to 4 inches apart.
                        They love leaf mould as a planting medium if you have any or peat if not. They will go quite a pinky colour as the flowers age. Really like my presents from you. So lucky they are all slightly different and didn't expect more than 1 flower per stalk, They are still flowering with me but going over now.
                         
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                          Under woos front window:smile:

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                            Good afternoon:smile:

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                              Argh....spilt the paint!!!!:biggrin:
                              Actinidia has put on a spurt with the new leaves.
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                              But it does look like careless painting. No pink yet just white.:smile:
                               
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                                A few bits and pieces around my garden at the moment.

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                                  The old Japanese Quince is looking beautiful and covered in blooms.. They are such lovely flowers I think..
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                                    My Miniature Cherry Blossom.
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                                        I'm jealous @joolz68 but glad to see it's doing so well. :dbgrtmb:
                                         
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