Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Bognor Regis - 27.3.19

As the weather is fairly settled this week we drove down to Bognor Regis for the day.  

Some of the beach huts were being used.
 
There were three white stones with "Brexit" written on them like this, spaced about one foot apart.
We wondered what they meant and why they were placed there.
 
















 

Sunday, 24 March 2019

A few flowers in the garden today - 24.3.19


The sun was out this morning so I popped out to the garden and took a few photos of the flowers


Blue Periwinkle

White Hyacinth

Pink Hyacinth

Blue Hyacinth
When I have had hyacinths growing indoors in winter I plant the bulbs out in the garden when they are over.  They tend to get less vigorous as the years go by



Pulmonaria - also known as Lungwort

Pulmonaria - also known as Lungwort

A double daffodil

Ribes sanguineaum - flowering currant

Close-up of Ribes sanguineaum - flowering currant


Flowering Cherry - almost over now.

Aubretia blue - Have no idea where this came from - it suddenly appeared one year growing on our wall and has spread - here it is growing on top of the wall

Here it is growing on the side of the wall.


Red double camelia




Muscari - or grape hyacinth


Pulsatilla vulgaris - better known as pasque flower.  This one is just opening,

Cowslip - I think.  this just popped up in the garden one year,


Pieris - also known as Lily of the Valley Shrub

The new growth on the Pieris is as attractive as the flowers. 




Friday, 22 March 2019

Another trip to Worthing and a Celebrity speaker

We took another trip down to Worthing this week - the main purpose was for me to get some yarn at the Fabric Store (they sell yarn as well).  Unfortunately, they did not have any of the colours I needed so I ended up sending away for it.  I was surprised to find that sending away for it only cost an extra 50p above buying it in the store.  I ordered it on Wednesday evening and it arrived this morning (Friday).  Fantastic service from Black Sheep Wools.

The weather when we went to Worthing was quite dull, but I managed to get a few snaps in during a short break in the clouds after lunch.













Once a year the village garden club invites a Celebrity Speaker.  Those who listen to Gardener's Question time will know Matthew Wilson.    He was an excellent speaker, informative and amusing.
 

Saturday, 16 March 2019

RHS Wisley Gardens in March and catching up with a dear friend

Chatting recently to my dear friend Rose, she mentioned that it had been a long time since she had visited Wisley Gardens. so we made a date. I picked her up from her house early yesterday morning and we went to Wisley Gardens.   As we were early it was fairly quiet, but the weather was very windy and chilly, so we made for the glasshouse.
Stachyurus Chinensis 

Yellow Hellebores

Hellebores

Yellow Clivia miniata


Clivia miniata

Clivia miniata with stripey leaves

 

Orchid - Laelia anceps
 
Geranium Maderense alba

Geranium Maderense alba 



Veltheimia

Veltheimia

Veltheimia bracteata "Lemon Flame"

This was growing with the succulents but as the label was broken I couldn't see its name
  
Amaryllis


Protea just opening
 
Telopea "Shady Lady Crimson" - a member of the Protea family

Haven't yet managed to get my Jade plant to flower

A view of the cactus border










Cirrhopetalum "Elizabeth Ann gx Bucklebury" - members of the orchid family

A view of the rock garden

Magnolia with bear by the stream
 
Magnolia with Rose - thank you for your company Rose