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Friday, April 27, 2007

No time for text

So just some photos taken in the garden this morning, in between packing to go sailing. Looks like the weather will be fine and warm - which is just as well, as the north westerly winds come straight from Siberia to Norfolk. It can get very chilly!

I am reliably informed that this is brown rayed knapweed and not a cornflower.

Those two photos are of abutilon megapoaticum which can survive outside in sheltered southerly places in UK. These flowers and leaves are looking tatty as they have overwintered, and the new growth is only just shooting out tiny leaves and buds. Its a very leggy plant but trained along a wall doesnt look too bad.

I cant resist buying a few new tulip bulbs of the parrot variety each year, no idea what its called.

The acer corner on the decking - the one on the right comes out later than the others, and it has lime green leaves shaped like a fan not dissected like the others. I will do a close up later.

Better carry on with the morning. Luckily I have a lift to the station. Will be on the Broads sleeping on the boats tonight. Just discovered they have no engines! Plenty of use of the quant pole if the wind dies then (the broads are not very deep!)


At 6:22 pm, Blogger Rowan said...

Hope you have a lovely weekend on the Broads, I've felt that chill wind that blows in over the North Sea and it isn't very amusing! How nice to see the old BBC screen - if only the programmes were half as good now as they were in those days.

At 3:49 am, Blogger Sonia said...

Gorgeous flowers, Val! Just stunning!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

At 8:46 am, Blogger HORIZON said...

Hope you had or are still having a good time on the boats Val- they look like fun. l'd love to visit the Norfolk broads- will be looking forward to hearing how it went!
Just the other day l was looking at some acer - when l read your post it reminded me.
l did a post on mccaigs tower in Oban about 5 posts down called, 'folly, family and fame'- in answer to your question about norman maccaig being who it was for. Sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you on that one :)
l have grown that knapweed from a pack of mixed seeds- l was not sure what it was called- thanks for that. It's such a pretty delicate flower.
Love your bbc broadcast pic- oh my- l remember looking at that for ages- thinking about the little girl and making up stories- possibly more exciting than the shows themselves-lol
bests for now xx


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