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New Year's Day 2016 Flower Count



  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160


    probably C. persicum

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    i think it's definitely photinia

    what about P. davidiana?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    You're more likely to be right Tetley. My experience is only of killing one P davidiana.image

  • Thanks for responding Liri, nutcutlet and Tetley - I think nutcutlet's right - I now think it's definitely a photinia....thanks very much and happy new year to all!

  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 6,998

    image  Glad others knew, WP.  Happy new year to you too!

    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
  • PentilliePentillie Posts: 411

    Very heavy frost last night, but still have a very colourful display of pelargoniums growing both sides of my front porch - if it stays mild, could they possibly last through the winter? I keep thinking I should put them in the greenhouse with all my other pelargoniums, which have been inside for a few months now, but they are so bright by the front door that I thought they should take their chance outside.

  • TopbirdTopbird Posts: 6,368

    My pelargoniums stayed out over winter a couple of years ago. We had a couple of frosts but nothing severe and they were reasonably protected from strong wind and driving rain.

    They were a bit leggy by March but I cut them hard back, gave them a feed and they were lovely big plants by the summer image

    Heaven is ... sitting in the garden with a G&T and a cat while watching the sun go down
  • jo4eyesjo4eyes Posts: 2,050

    Well here's mine....

    calendulas, cyclamen, erysimum, polyanthus, viburnum- bodnantse & burkwoodii, Welsh poppies, pansies/violas, both, wallflowers, hellebore Niger & orientalis, heucheras, bergenias.

    spotted up lane yesterday...brunnera plus some type of cow parsley!! J.

  • 4thPanda4thPanda Posts: 4,145

    Here are mine, a day late but I am sure they were all there yesterday....

    Helibores - White and Purple



    Yellow flower (can't remember the name image and I'm sure I've asked more than once)

    White flower (see above)

    Elephants ears (can't remember the posh name)

    And that's it!

  • Lily PillyLily Pilly Central southern Scotland Posts: 3,845

    First year I have been able to do this! No frost or sub zero trmps

    pelargoniums purple and blue


    clemats Mrs something and a wee bit of the blue one

    honeysuckle (!) yup that's what I thought . It's in a sheltered corner



    yellow rose and a white one ( shrub) 

    one wee bit of Kaffa lily 

    some crocus trying but not the snowdrops yet

    there are still purple foxgloves in the wood

    thats it, better than ever beforeimage


    Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.”
    A A Milne
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