Flowers pictures

(Bill Morgan) #50

Carefull Helen :slightly_smiling_face:

(Véronique Langlands) #51

Nigella Damascena, lovely. I have different shades of blue, white and pink in my garden.

(Helen Wright) #52

Flippin’ eck…good job I didn’t decide to try and make homemade wine out of them… x :slight_smile:

(Chris Kite) #53

Hemerocallis, commonly called day lilies. Wish they lasted longer.

(Helen Wright) #54

Yes there is a sudden blaze of glorious orange flowers but they go over very quickly…My neighbours have a climber that grows up and over an archway to their front garden…that’s beautiful too…it flowers a little later and is a slightly deeper hue of orange…gorgeous …x :slight_smile:

(Dan Wood) #55

This is the first year that we have had flowers on this shrub - does anyone know what it is please?

(Véronique Langlands) #56

Looks like Chitalpa (chitalpa tashkentensis) to me, (not to be confused with Catalpa whose flowers are similar but is a much bigger tree with heartshaped leaves).
There’s also a shrub called a desert willow (chilopsis linearis) which has similar flowers but the leaves are thinner.
I have a chitalpa in my garden but it is a bit spindly so I think it is going to get a good cutting back this winter, we shall see what happens.

(Dan Wood) #57

Thank you Vero - It’s an unusual but beautiful flower very welcome in our sparse garden.

(Helen Wright) #58

Growing up the back of the wooden barn…last year I helped it along with string to secure it’s position…last year I was able to get to the walnut tree at the front without too many problems to pick a ton of walnuts for my neighbours…(I also have an amazing walnut tree at the rear which provides more than enough for me and lots to share with them too…) this year I appear to have an orchard of baby walnut trees at the front where this is growing as well… …think I may need to at least clear a pathway to be able to harvest this year’s walnuts for them…x :slight_smile:

(stella wood) #59

We had a passion flower growing inside a conservatory in UK… it was meant to be outside, but it is very persistent and sent shoots up everywhere, even between cracks in the concrete. Beautiful flowers… and strange fruits… :relaxed:

(Helen Wright) #60

That’s the one…I had one growing up a fence in the first house I ever lived in after moving out of my mom and dad’s…just couldn’t remember the name…Passion flower…x :slight_smile:

(stella wood) #61

Keep it under control… show it who is in charge… :slight_smile:

(anon88888878) #62

We plant a rose along with the ashes of our lost animals - this one is for our 14 year old Madame Bovary (Bouvvie) who we last last year - we sometimes called her by her full stage name ‘Queen of Sheba’ (the rose)…

All our animals are pushing up roses associated with their name in some way…we talk to them - barking mad I know but it’s lovely for us :slight_smile:

(Elisabeth Morgan) #63

I like the idea Simon :+1:

(anon88888878) #64

Our Christmas Cactus is in full bloom at the moment - what’s all that about??

(Elisabeth Morgan) #65

Unexpected guest today on my picture !

(Véronique Langlands) #66

My ancient wonderful labxpointer is under the pink roses and her feline best buddy is under the white ones, they died not quite a fortnight apart :cry:

(anon88888878) #67

Thanks Elisabeth we also have the following roses:

Benjamin Britten for Benji
PG Wodehouse for Jeeves
Charlie’s Rose for Charlie

(stella wood) #68

Nothing mad about talking to those we have lost…love does not die… and reliving happy memories, hopefully, helps make the parting more bearable… :relaxed:

(Ann Coe) #69

Lovely idea Simon … I still ‘talk’ to animals and people I have lost over the years. Always be in our thoughts …:hugs: