what's looking good in April 2024

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  1. Clay_22

    Clay_22 In Flower

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    My forsythia I planted from bare root many years ago. 0421241336-1.jpg
     
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    Clay Wow very nice . I can never get mine to bloom as nicely as yours.
     
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    Magnificent, Clay! That is a beauty. Have you pruned it, or just let it grow?
    Y’know mate, it looks especially good with the green grass ans the brown-grey of the woods behind it. Yeah, that is a real looker.

    This Aquilegia is one of several sorts blooming here at the minute.
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    These lilies-of-the-valley and the bos anemones are still doing well, and the hosta and Astrantia are coming along, as you can see:
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    @Sjoerd no not really. I just cut off anything dead or ailing. I like things natural where I can. Love the Lily Of The Valley - it was my dad's favorite.
     



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  5. Sjoerd

    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Clay—Good that you like the LotV. I have to keep it in control, because he has the tendency to spread. It is a pity, but that is how one must garden on an allotment because of limited space.
    I think it is interesting to hear the connection between your father and this plant. Plants that have connections and/or stories behind them add to their beauty. There are a number of flowering plants in my lottie that have such connections…some are bitter-sweet.
     
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    OK beautiful flowers is so nice to see… such an amazing well tended garden. I know so much more is to come.
    Take it easy we all seem to have that “OUCH” deal going . It’s that time of year, keep it slow as the days pass we will get in better shape…remember the chart!

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    Ajuga reptans blooming in many corners of our garden.

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    Lillies have sprung into life and are putting on rapid growth, but still kept in a sheltered outside spot for a few more weeks.

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    One of our neighbours, a majestic Oak, is looking stunning with it's fresh green leaves, it really out shines some of the other trees that are still waiting for their greenery .

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    Nice fotos Oreti. That Ajuga looks like it is in the mood for spring.
    Smart looking lilies as well.
     
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    Oreti beautiful garden pics… I see a lovely iris…I enjoy looking thru your garden pics . It was a long winter , so nice to finally see your spring gardens are a poppin ! :smt041 So much color from shrubs, evergreens and flowers.


    Today’s find on the Western Geraniums a huge bee . I think it’s a Long Horn bee. Any other ID is welcome. It’s the first time in years I have ever seen that type of bee .

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    Western Geranium
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    First blooms on the bi-color azalea’s. So pink makes my eyes hurt..
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    Rosemary
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    Oh my!
     
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    Oh my again!
    Plus, I like any image with a bee.
     
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    The lilac hedge.

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    Twenty years ago, we were at a plant fair in Canby OR, and found a table with tissue cultured lilacs. We bought one of each, to grow a hedge. A few are offshoots from neighbor's bushes, or one at our old house.
     
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    Wow those are really the most gorgeous lilacs I have ever seen. :smt038:smt023
     
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    Lovely pics Oreti, Pac and Daniel, i love lilacs around here they don't flower so early.
     
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    Stunning Lilacs @Daniel W , I particularly like the white one.
    We only have the one in our garden that I'm quite proud of because I grew it from a cutting, I'm thinking of taking another one this year.:fingerscrossed: Their fragrance fills the air and is lovely.:)
     
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