Dark Matter

Today things seemed to have taken a turn in the garden.

New leaves are unfurling everywhere and the ground is erupting with the promise of summer abundance.

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           Peony ‘Molly The Witch’

Always the first peony to flower here and so welcome.

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            Fritillaria Imperialis.

Always have to watch for lily Beetle.

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        Epimedium Warleyense

 A lovely spring ground cover, with leaves tinged purple/red.

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            Euphorbia Amygdaloides ‘Purpurea’

Not to everyone’s liking as it can spread, but the spring colour is stunning.

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         Saxifraga Fortunei’Rubrifolia’

  Glossy, always healthy, green leaves with a deep maroon underside. An impressive plant all through to autumn.

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         Acer….now unknown as I cut the original down and this is the graft that grows. I like it much better.

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          A seedling Auricula not a good specimen, but I will keep it all the same.

I always get such a buzz from seeing all the new growth in the spring, it’s almost worth going through the winter for it….

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  1. So beautiful! All that splendid colour is definitely worth waiting out winter for! 🙂 Especially love the glossy leaves of the Saxifraga, so gorgeous. I think that one isn’t hardy to our zone, though, which is a shame, although we can grow a few other types. I will have to do some searching.

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  2. I think the Epimedium Warleyense is my pick of the bunch. I love the colouring of the flowers.

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  3. I thought the same when I visited the plot today, though your flowers seem far in advance of mine.

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  4. Yes, those epimedium flowers are beautiful, as is your purple foliage. All very lovely!

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  5. I love Molly the Witch at all stages from the moment the first buds come nosing through the ground. Look at all those buds. I bet you have counted them. And the lovely red foliage. What an aristocrat she is. She should be called Lady something, not plain Molly.

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  6. Molly has arrived safe and sound! I will look after her well. Thank you @-}–

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