The Flower Garden

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  1. Sjoerd

    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    As the early spring bloomers fade, other things are waiting in the wings. Take this blooming hopeful—
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    The Norwegian broom is showing its true colour.
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    This spirea just gets prettier and prettier…come on blooms. It looks good with the Myosotis.
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    The Wisteria remains a sad story, this poignant bloom bunch hangs in there showing that all was not lost.
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    A partial overview of the flower garden.
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    Over by the birdbath, the wild garlic begs to be harvested.
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    …but they are too lovely to eat.
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    Things are developing slowly in all categories except the weeds.
     
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  3. Netty

    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Beautiful! I love the Myosotis this time of year, bringing color to our gardens. Your wild garlic is lovely too!
     
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    Oh Netty, I know. I purposely let it mature before cleaning those plots, shaking the seeds out before composting the dead plants. This ensures more the following season.
    Thank you for your comment.
     
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    Wild garlic? It is harvestable?
     
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    Melody Mc. In Flower

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    This is lovely. I've heard of wild garlic but never seen it before. It must be so nice to spend time there. Is that a Lupin that I see in the middle?
     
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    Cayu—it is absolutely harvestable. Allium ursinum. We cook with the young leaves and eat the blooms on salads as well as cook them in stir fries and the like. It is an easy plant..some say too easy.

    Mel— Nee, that is not a Lupin, it is an Astrantia.
     
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    May I ask please. Are there any members who grow roses. OK I am a Rosarian and have grown roses for over sixty years. I am still learning and enjoying the ups and downs of roses. I would like to establish some kind of friendship in this area.
     
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    What a sight your spring garden is! And thanks for posting the wild garlic. I need to go to the woods and pick a load very, very soon, preferably tomorrow before they're done for the year. I've taken a leaf out of your book and shake the forget-me-nots before chucking them in the compost heap once they're done blooming. My neighbour hates them, so I love them even more.
     
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    Good for you, Droopy. You’d better get your skates on with that wild garlic.
     
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    If we want to harvest wild garlic we only have to wander down to the very local woods. Someone planted a couple in the village and they marched through and overtook all the other plants. I'm very careful to watch out for it here, and prefer to ''nip it in the bud'' as the expression goes. It spreads as much as ground elder, and that stuff practically annihilated the back garden :(
     
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    That's a problem with wild garlic. If it thrives, well... We have to put some in a raised bed because they're building houses on a very nice wild garlic spot and I want to save them. Ground elder is a never-ending story here too, Tetters. It has ruined a few of our flower borders, so I'm constantly digging up plants, cleaning them and putting them somewhere else.
     
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