A Few Woodland Flowers

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  1. Jewell

    Jewell Incorrigible Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Seems all I have had time to do is weed or play. Playing has left me with lots of weeding. Am down to two beds that need buttercups removed before they smother the perennials. Today I found bindweed that had traveled into beds via mole tunnels. They had managed to cross under bricks paths so I will be resetting some pavers. Hopefully no small bits escaped my tedious digging search. I have had to cut back all the big sword ferns since the late, heavy, wet snow crushed them. They are late sending up fronds so that task was accomplished in time. Lost an apple tree to the heavy snow and lack of pruning. It got laid down and the other bushes were also snapped off. Cut back huge tree bushes of snowball, mock orange and forsythia. The forsythia is already sending up lots of shoots. It is nice having this old orchard area opened up. especially since the neighbor had several trees that shaded our yard also felled.

    Not much happening except a few flowers in the woodland garden. The hellebores and primroses are almost past their prime but still a little showy. The trilliums are in full bloom. The BC ginger is trying to take over, and I’ve had to put barriers around to keep this generation of dogs out of the beds. What’s life without a garden to keep you active and enjoying nature in all its variety and change? 90BDB386-0F4B-481F-AA12-D5EB85F443F5.jpeg

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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Bindweed is a real pain to get rid of so I hope you did manage to get every little bit of it. Our infestation took years to eradicate!!
    We've had some dreadful storms here which brought down a large sycamore tree. We're still trying to tackle getting rid of it all but it's hard work as it was over 40 feet tall. Sorry you lost so much to the snow you had.
    I love your woodland area. In spring I enjoy taking walks through woodlands to see all the spring flowers emerging.
     
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    Jewell Incorrigible Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Eileen, sorry to hear you lost such a large tree. Although I was sad to lose the apple tree the sunlight gained is very appreciated. It is the high part of the property so watching the sunset was always nice before the bushes turned into mini trees. We get to sit up there again and may build a small deck for that purpose.

    You are so right about bindweed. Ours comes in from the neighbors on two sides. It is very tricky and quite the traveler. With our large lot it will always be a constant task. The paths had been barriers but not quite so much so anymore. It took them 35 years and some neglect on my part for them to find way into beds.
     
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    Gail-Steman Young Pine

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    Jewell lovely colours but this one did catch my eye it looks lovely around your statue.
    Sorry to hear about the storms you been having Eileen but mainly how it's brought your tree down :(
     
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    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Beautiful blooms Jewell, I'm so happy to see that spring is happening somewhere!
    Your Brunnera is gorgeous, and so are the hellebores. Those are both plants on my 'wish list'.
    Bindwind is one of the weeds I battle ... SO frustrating!
     
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    Jewell Incorrigible Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Thank you Netty, your gardens will soon be outshining everyone’s with all the blooms. I have been very lucky with the brunnera and hellebores self sowing and multiplying. The climate here in my yard must be perfect for them because they have withstood my neglect.
     
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    Beautiful photos Netty!!! A sight for sore eyes; our daffs & forsythia have just started here.

    I love tour double primrose with the brunera
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    This was a really nice posting. How have ya been?
     
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    Jewell Incorrigible Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Have been very, very well. Just haven’t made time for much gardening. Paying the price, but most of the yard has the first round of weeding (only a partial bed left to remove the buttercups from). ❤️❤️ Will be off discovering new places with the region this next week (caravaning or tent camping depending on my mood).
     
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