Friday, April 30, 2010

Lunch at the nursery - part 2
I tend to call this cystitus - but you know what I mean.

This little darling serenaded us through out lunch.

These are good value - I hope mine come up again this year.

A white clematis - so pure and pristine.
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13 comments:

Kim Ayres said...

That cystitus looks like "broom" to me. We have a beautiful variety in our garden than is red and yellow, although it's a long way from blooming yet :)

Gadjo Dilo said...

Ah, a clematis, mine died. I've got a Campsis, though, and I've no idea how that survived.

Gadjo Dilo said...

(Ah, no, I'm wrong, it's me Camelia that died, I have 2 healthy Clematises.)

R. Sherman said...

Did you buy anything, or were you just looking?

Cheers.

Granny Annie said...

Our flower situation is sparse around here. So far we have one Iris in bloom.

Pat said...

Kim: yes broom and cystus I think are the accepted names. Yours sounds very exotic.

Gadjo: sorry about the camellia. Must look campsis up. I've lost a number of plants this year - old age I hope.
Oooh trumpet shaped - I haven't had that.

Randall: I wasn't tempted to buy because I have a rose, a potato flower plant and a clematis waiting to be planted round my depleted arbour. Karen wants to pull up paving stones but they are too difficult and my strong young man has got an inguinal hernia. Karen has just moved house and been away for three weeks so we are in stasis just now.

Granny Annie: I love irises - they are blue and white ones and about to bloom.

Leigh Russell said...

How lovely. I do like the purple flowers!

Eryl Shields said...

Oh, broom I love the smell of it, we will have it here soon, yum.

Pat said...

Leigh: purple and dark red can be show stoppers. I've just planted Sara Raven's dark red dahlias.

Eryl: I haven't had it in the garden for years - it can be thuggish and take over.

Kevin Musgrove said...

I've had two brooms die on me this winter, largely due to old age. They were a nice backdrop to the border.

And my Erysium "Bowles' Mauve" is but a fond memory. I also had another perennial wallflower, the name of which I cannot remember, that opened a rich brown, went straw yellow and then faded to lilac. Ah well...

Pat said...

Kevin: I hope I haven't lost my erysium. They say it's a good thing to lose plants occasionally or you'd never have space for new ones.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Oh, how lovely to eat lunch at The Nursery! So many pretty things to see...!

Pat said...

Naomi: yes we should do it more often.