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Well, the couple came and I made a mistake again. They said they would make an offer. Well, I have to wait and see.
 
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Woke up 2.30. Dreading how to move houses in 4 to 6 weeks! Can't hire a storage unit for my plants. The couple said I could come back within 3 months to get the plants. Perhaps, I don't have to worry as it might yet again fall through!

This is Lilac Scented and I hand--pollinated these flowers and now there are about 4 seed pods. I'm worried that the house move can kill my seed pods. So many plants to take care of and the gardens in properties I have been looking at are that big.

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Sooo impressed with Paul Scarlett as one plant and yet there are so many flowers. Most prolific! You can see, the bamboos are going crazy!

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My favorite cistus!
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Might go to bed again. My laptop is givng me grief - old age probably. Bought in 2012 and now the screen will suddenly go black. I had to press F9 to reload set up default to get it going. Just now, it keeps giving me monsterly monkey ... in 3 tabs.. There must be a man behind my laptop or it is now a bot!
 

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Watched Fatal Familial Insomnia on Something's killing me and was horrified to see there is such a terrible genetic grip on certain people. The prion can turn certain part of the brain into sponge and the inflicted will stumble like those suffering from mad cow disease and people will die from the disease which manifests itself in form of insomnia. No wonder people use alcohol or weed to ease the pain of insomnia. Not a method I would agree with, but I really feel sorry for the sufferers.

Going to remove the rhubarbs from the allotment as I will need every inch of it. Glad that it rained and now it's so chilly. Ah, moaning is my prerogative. LOL!
 

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Golden alstroemeria - Stunning details
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Goldie being punished for feasting on my egg 4 mornings in a row!
 

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Wow! Work of the week!

I was looking at properties and saw the alert. What a nice way to break the monotony and measurements! Well done!

I am toying with the idea of buying hepatica! Perhaps not. Too small to fuss about. I will try to buy this, but when I googled, I always missed the stock. Lovely! Can't say enough! Took some photos of my Dark Knight delphinium and it snapped before I could take a photo - should have taken it yesterday.
 

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Very nice, @DrCase !

Mine are in buds! Amazing how Zenj in the NE has wonderful blooms already.

Yours looks perfect, DrCase!

I will share my other flowers later. Need to go to the allotment! Have a nice day, everyone!
 
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Very nice DrCase my bigger lilies have buds but aren’t usually out until July Nomocharis are around a month earlier here in the NE have had loads of Lilly Beatles this year having to look over all my lilies every day.
 

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My jaw dropped when I saw your lily, Zenj! I only have buds and even they are on the young and small side. That pink is so beautiful. This reminds me of a man exhibiting Himalayan Pink lilies in one of the Flower shows. I have had quite a few brutal crushing of lily beetles and some of the lilies are in awkward place. I am impressed at how perfect @DrCase 's lilies are. My tree lilies are very short - hardly 5 feet and on the small size, probably I have planted them in the shade.

What family is the Nomocharis please? I have the feeling that it requires the same conditions as the meconopsis. In that case, I can only salivate. This year, I actually saw some Trollius Chinensis buds. Last year was a disaster!

Gold crest foxgloves - such a lovely apricoty colour
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The markings of this one are simply fantastic!
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Australian Bottlebrush!
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Campanula paniculata
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Salvia Night Moth
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Delphinium Dark Knight or Black Knight!
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The best orchid show I have had in my house!
 
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Nomocharis is a genus in the Liliaceae family from China, Tibet and Burma. Like Lilium they have scaly bulbs and leafy stems. Coming from areas with cold dry winters and summer rainfall, they bloom in summer. The flowers are very beautiful. The name Nomocharis means 'meadow grace'.
A bit of info alp above I put a domed mulch over them in the autumn and they have overwinter in the ground here fine have them in dappled sun .
 

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Well. I must buy one and scale the bulb asap! Good piece of info, Zenj! I'm expert at scaling and multiplying lily bulbs, apart from Fritillaria Imperalis as its bulb is SEALED as one unit. Thank you.
 
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Very nice, @DrCase !

Mine are in buds! Amazing how Zenj in the NE has wonderful blooms already.

Yours looks perfect, DrCase!

I will share my other flowers later. Need to go to the allotment! Have a nice day, everyone!

Thank you alp
I will be watching for yours
 
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Good morning and it's only 4am. Yesterday, I was in the allotment from 3 to 5 and stuck in the bus for an hour coming home. After 40 trips of two watering cans two days prior, I was legless. Got some 20p plastic tub salad for my hens and found out that the various stirfry salad looked really bad and water gathered at the bottom. But my hens had another wish - mealworms and refused to go inside the cage.

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We were all told that there might be rain and lo and behold, the forecast has been revised.

I am upset that I can't find my Tithonia seeds. Yesterday, an allotmenteer remarked that I put out the tomatoes already. I knew it was foolish of me. But a few days ago, the mercury hits 27c and now 18c. My sincerest apologies to the toms!
 

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Stunning! Drooling over your beauties! Such exotic flowers!

Was looking at properties and a man told me that a house needs complete refurb and yet there have been 4 offers after it has come on the market for 6 weeks. I feel like pulling the house out of the market. The thought of 4 to 6 weeks out of my house simply overwhelms me. I need the stunning flowers to forget about the impending trauma. I think I will forget about this offer.

My trollius is still in form of tiny buds and so far one petunia pirouette is showing.

Zenji Keep up with the good show! I need this tonic ..
 

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Having woken up so early for 2 days, today I had a bit of catch up whilst watching Garden Rescue and Escape to the country. Was planning to go to the allotment to vacate the rhubarbs to make room for my plants, but the sun has been bearing down and after viewing a 1921 built bungalow, I stayed home instead.

Artexing throughout the bungalow and the seller even told me that the floor was full of floorboards and not concrete and I have been thinking of all the creepy crawlies ...

bathroom with only one window opening onto the tiny lean to and on the back of the bathroom, there is a tiny toilet used to be for the benefits of grandchildren. Totally unhygienic and just when I thought I was the mistress of expediency, I was beaten hands down by this man.

Jo's lovely Silkies

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Just so adorable. Bet they make very good alarm. Think she has one girl.

Salvia Joy - a pure pink - pure perfection! No wonder the breeder named it after he himself!
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Stipa Gigantea flowers
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Borage makes a handsome addition to my border!

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Gazanias are just good subjects to photograph!
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Alstroemerias from the front lawn!
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Acanthus Mollis wants to take over!
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Perennial Candytuft goes so well with the purple rose!
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More peony Sarah Bernhardt

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A bargain from Lidl Wladyslawa. Bought the rhizome last year or beginning of this year for £2.99 and it is flowering now. Either I bought 2 and or I might have chopped the rhizome into 2 and there is another plant with buds waiting for me to enjoy!

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Ants are just very happy to get the nectar of the peony! I am not the only one who is happy.

I'd better go through more property searching ... Escape to the garden needs to play 2nd fiddle!
 

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Hope it's accurate! But don't hold your breath! Yesterday, 5 minutes' drive down the road, there had been flash flood and 2 minutes' away, bone dry as in our house. Funny it is always the same. I'm definitely living in a blind spot for rains! :banghead: :cry:

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I now have a lilac Claire Marshall rose, a yellow Arthur Bell, and a pink to white Remember Me, on the top of Paul Scarlett and a pink tea rose, and I nearly forgot my purple floribunda at the front.
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Shame no scent for this little compact form.
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Apple Blossom Amaryllis
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A dianthus? Shame my Octopus has died on me!
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A prolific Madame Julia Correvon!
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I was trying to get rid of the morning glory! But you know, it's a futile game. The first orange hot poker! A handsome plant, magnet for snails!
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I have a love-hate relationship with red hot pokers! When I see them standing proud and handsome along the roadside, I want them in my garden. But they flower, their leaves are dense and the snails are just everywhere and I so want to get rid of them.
 

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Music to my ears!

  1. Raining - not just drizzling
  2. House sold, AGAIN!, but at a higher price
  3. House bought tentatively .. go for viewing tomorrow - but it's a detached house with a Biggish garden, a garage on the side again! Yeah

    Can I do this?? :joyful:
 
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