Monday, 30 March 2015

Murphy's 'Mad March Garden Tour'.



Murphy, ( Our Nigel, see 'The Team' above) is the ideal March garden guide, whilst past middle age he still has his 'Mad March Moments'. 


Do I have too?

Some of the flowers and foliage in Our Garden@19 during March.

Hyacinth 'Delft Blue'

Hyacinth Carnegie.

From Great Aunt's garden.


Crocus tommasinianus.


Leucojum aestivum.

Lost label Camellia I originally bought for my Mothers garden.


Chaenomeles japonica in the Oriental garden.




Kerria japonica 'Pleniflora'.


Euphorbia 'Glacier Blue'

A young Euphorbia characias 'Wulfenii' flower.



Euphorbia 'Black Bird'.



Chionodoxa luciliae taking an early bath.



Aubrieta Bressingham Red in the Alpine Boxes.


A dark leaved Hellebore. Colourful foliage is an added attraction early in the season.



Young foliage of Ligularia Dentat. ( Slug Caviar ).



Lunaria annua 'Rosemary Verey.'


The white flowering L. annua var. variegate in the White and Green garden.


Young Peony foliage.



Young buds of Corylus avellana 'Contorta'.




Can I have my breakfast now?

13 comments:

  1. A wonderful tour - give my thanks to Murphy :) Love the Lunaria foliage!

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  2. Thanks, I will.I am pleased with the photo, just have to keep the slugs off it!

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  3. To read more end of the month garden reviews visit Helen at:https://patientgardener.wordpress.com/2015/03/31/end-of-month-view-march-2015/

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  4. I'm glad I'm not the only one with lost labels! I am looking forward to seeing the honesty, I haven't heard of that variety

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    1. The Rosemary Verey one came from Hoo House nursery, Helen. The seed for the white one from Chiltern seeds.

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  5. Lovely buds and blooms!
    Sweet dog!
    Happy Gardening!
    Lea

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    1. Thank you. He is most of the time!

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  6. Some very nice foliage, especially the variegated Lunaria. I like the dark Hellebore leaves too.

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    1. The variegated Lunaria always attracts attention when we have visitors.

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  7. Thanks for the tour Brian! There are some lovely things in bloom. As with others, I am am drawn to the variegated Lunaria - and the euphorbias. When are you opening for the NGS ? We are opening mid June .

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    1. We are open on the 30th and 31st May, as part of the Hanley Swan Group.

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  8. Murphy looks quite adorable Brian. Interesting to see how your lunaria 'Rosemary Verey' has developed. My 'Chedworth' foliage has turned mainly purple now but there are still a few spotty leaves.

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    1. He has his moments!! All the honesty has just taken off in growth this last week, it will be interesting to see them all in flower.

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