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Post Your Own: Flowers & Plants

Discussion in 'Exhibition Lounge' started by EightBitTony, Aug 18, 2020.

  1. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    Yup. Definitely Alkanet.
     
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  2. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    You might say so, I couldn't possibly comment... ;)
     
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  3. miked

    miked Well-Known Member

    Meadow grasses:
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  4. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Bonny!
    I once had a go at counting mine in my field. I got to 22 different grasses. Some have such lovely seed heads and colour.
     
  5. miked

    miked Well-Known Member

    And then you fell gently asleep?.........:)
     
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  6. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    No. That was after she smoked it... ;)
     
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  7. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Marsh-Helleborine.jpg

    Marsh Helleborine
     
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  8. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

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  9. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

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  10. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    ap spirea white.jpg

    Spirea. Seemed to be an invader in the front hedge. Gets chopped frequently but this year I let it go! Now arching over pedestrians. :)
     
  11. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Promise.
    ap bloom rose promise.jpg
     
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  12. Dorset_Mike

    Dorset_Mike Grumpy Old Fart

    Are those your first roses this year Kate? If so I'm surprised they are so much later than this area, mid May is about the average although I did have one that bloomed in late April before I moved here; they also continue blooming much later, I used to have a few in a vase on the Christmas dinner table. Most extreme however have been 3 years in which one variety has actually had 2 or 3 blooms in February!
     
  13. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    This year was different. We had unexpected frosts (almost unheard of) which almost killed the hydrangeas and frosted all the early leaves and buds on anything showing. Then we had a long dry spell (still going) and attacks by green and white fly. Hopefully next year will be better.
     
  14. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

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  15. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    Low on photographic merit, but this is the edge of my new bed in the back garden, edged with sarsen cobbles and a couple of Dutch gin bottles (if anyone has any empties cluttering the place up...). I'm trying to get stuff into it, of varying degrees of wildness eg there's a couple of miniature speedwells in it

    And my gorgeous Vuurvogel dahlia, grabbed from a tat stand at Schiphol as I hadn't been able to find an amaryllis in Nijmegen. This year's first bloom!

    IMG_7055.jpg IMG_7056.jpg
     
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  16. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Oriental-poppies.jpg

    Oriental poppies.

    And broad beans.

    S
     
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  17. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Wow! Fab picture.
     
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  18. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    Agreed - love the tones and the moodiness! Not your average poppy pic (nor your average broad bean pic!)!

    ETA- if I took that it'd go on the wall. It's that good.
     
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2021
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  19. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Wow - thank you both!

    They are growing in the bean patch.

    S
     
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  20. Dorset_Mike

    Dorset_Mike Grumpy Old Fart

    Rose collage
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