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WHAT'S LOOKING GOOD IN FEBRUARY 2018

Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by Zigs, Feb 1, 2018.

  1. Zigs

    Zigs Naughty Ginger Admin Staff Member

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    January thread here

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      Ooooo I do REALLY Luv Dogwoods :wub2:- Soooo warming on a damp n dreary day they simply glow in the winter don't they :yes:
      :ThankYou: for sharing Zigger's :thumbsup:
       
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        Old English - Dagwood, like Dagger. Good for making skewers for cooking on.

        You can check it's a true Dogwood when it's in leaf, tear one across and it'll have latex strands :)
         
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          Helleborus hybrid.JPG Helleborus hybrid

          Salvia guaranitica.JPG Salvia guaranitica "Black and Blue"

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          Galanthus "Hillpoe"

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          Grevillea victoriae

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          Salvia darcyi

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          Helleborus argutifolius
           
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            @Zigs In post #1 it looks as though your bush is on fire :yikes:. Hope it wasn't painful :lunapic 130165696578242 5:
             
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              Must be a sign from glod, blessed are the cheese makers :)
               
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                Hellebores
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                Aconites and snowdrops:
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                  Those hellebores are lovely - I think they should, however, be given a new name - a combination of ''hell'' and ''bore'' is just not right :huh:
                  I wonder if we could come up with a new name for them :scratch:
                   
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                    What beautiful hellebores! I've been looking at Ashwood's website with a view to adding some doubles to my 3 lonely plants, but at £20-35 each :yikes: I think not! Don't think seed would work either...the seedlings around mine are all flowering single. Rats!
                    Posts crossed, Tetters....you're right. Not the most appealing name for a lovely flower, but you try getting a different one past the taxonomists!!
                     
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                      Common names are 'Christmas rose' Winter rose' or 'Lenten rose' Tetters, any one would suit I think. :)
                       
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                        Those Hellebores are BEEutiful :wub2:-Im a happy Bee I just found a little Christmas Rose - not a double granted but a single thats a lovely Lime green and opaque white shade, didn't have that shade so im hoping for some cross-pollination in any future seedlings-and as an added bonus on sale for the grand total of 30p :hapydancsmil:
                         
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                          Hayloft plants are selling 10 varieties of young Hellbores for £10 for all 10 plants.:dunno::coffee::snorky:
                           
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                            Thanks for that, @ARMANDII. Will have a drool later.....here's hoping that they send to France!
                             

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