Thursday, April 12, 2007

Some Flowers from yesterday









Lovely Pink/red flowers Dicentra's in the Front garden border.I love the silvery tear drops...

















Saxifrage flower in the sunlight, with gold and yellow centre. This is growing in an old belfast sink now turned into an Alpine garden.You can see the crushed green glass beneath...





I call these cowslips.Primula Veris, my mum used to see these walking around rural Cirencester in Gloucestershire.
Perfect nodding yellow flowers!
Frans free bulbs.A nursery gave her eight free plants that still smell sweet.I cant remember the name Doh, but you plant the bulbs in September to force them, to flower and scent in time for Xmas.
The flowers are very lilly-ish, but quite strong looking.I will alter the post when i remember what they are called :)
Added on Friday the 13th...They are Hyacinths and they smell loveloy.Im going to get some in September as these free specimins have won me over.For Xmas colour and scents!

10 comments:

EAL said...

Those must be a type of hyacinth.

Gee Magpie said...

Hey Bro,

I know it's wrong to laugh but you said that Mum saw Primula Veris walking around Cirencester. Day of the Triffids or what! Mum's coming to see me tomorrow - call us!

Sis x

Marc said...

Beautiful flowers and photos!

Dumb question, is Dicentra the same as Bleeding Heart? Is it related to it?

Thanks!

snappy said...

Eal, they are indeed Hyacinths.The nursery was giving them away free so Fran has eight plants now.I could not remember the name this morning!
Hey Jawsy, it is funny becuase i laughed.She loves cowslips though.Ask her when you see her!
Marc, Bleeding hearts are Dicentra Spectabilis.The plant label i have calls them Dicentra.No question is dumb, esp if you get an answer to it!

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Gotta Garden said...

Lovely pictures! I read your post about the grass seed starting as well...what a lot of work! I hope it does well. Laughed about the nurseries...who can just go in and get the one thing you came for??!

mrsnesbitt said...

Hi Snappy, what fantastic flowers and so colourful!
I am making progress with the garden and we hope to plant up our potatoes this weekend!
Lovely weather here, hope it lasts!
D

snappy said...

Thanks Gotta Garden,I was with Fran and she is as bad as me.We were in heaven, soooooo many plants to look at, weigh up, touch, sniff, and think about.
I bought something from every one of the nurserys!My flats plant population is booming!or blooming :)
Hi Mrs Nesbitt I will drop by soon to your blog and catch up on your progress.Imagine your home grown potatos with a sunday dinner.I am still waiting for allotment...