Thursday, 20 March 2014

Spring pics. on my new toy.


I have just acquired a new 'phone so I thought I would have a wander round the garden to take a few pictures of what ever was available. Some of the images are a bit hazy but not too bad for snapshots. Hope you like them.
















10 comments:

  1. Lovely spring flowers, it’s so good when things finally happen at this time of year. Are the blue little flowers Saxifrage on the 6th photo? Which type if so? I had some many years ago, back when I wasn’t so diligent with labels and writing down what I had where – but they vanished after a few years. They looked like yours, I would have liked to get them again but I am not sure which type it was and why they didn’t come back.

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    1. Hi Helene, I have them same problem with labels and the old grey cells are not what they were! The plant with the Myosotis like flowers surprised me to, it is in fact Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' without the mature leaves which is probably because it is stressed having been waterlogged for the latter half of the winter.

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  2. Who would have ever thought that we would one day be taking pictures with our phones. Never fails to amaze me, although at one time I would have thought by 2014 we would be flying around with jetpacks. Great Spring shots, and look, first Ribes I have seen since we headed south. Alistair

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    1. Thanks Alistair, takes me back to the flea-pit matinee, comics and even the newsreels when you mention jetpacks.The Ribes is too near the front door,and although there is a pleasant smell of currants when the flowers are just opening it soon degenerates into a strong smell of cat pee.

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  3. Cameras on phones nowadays are way better than cameras in years gone by. You've grabbed some great spring shots Rick. Can I ask what the silver coloured foliage is in picture between the Viburnum and red/gold Primula please?

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    1. Thanks Angie, it is amazing what we can do today, although using the 'phone for things like taking pictures doesn't half eat up the battery. The silver coloured rosette is over a foot across and belongs to Meconopsis regia which will flower this year then die. Several of the Meconopsis I grow have hairy leaves and I usually have loses in such a wet winter although so far this year they are all standing up so fingers crossed.

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  4. Clearly enjoying your new toy Rick!
    Is picture 11 a white Marsh marigold?

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    1. Certainly is Roger, Caltha palustris alba.

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  5. It looks like you have a bit of a slope like me. What is the plant above the red flowered primula? Meconopsis?

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    1. I have a slight slope but not as severe as yours judging from your pictures. You are quite correct it is Meconopsis regia, the original plants were grown from seed from Plant World Seeds, this particular one comes from collected seed from them.

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