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Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – March 2015

March 16, 2015

I really want to get back into the habit of doing this – first I never miss one for almost five years, then I miss one because of travelling, another one because I forget, post a day late in January and then completely forget again in January…

But this time, I remembered. I may have forgotten my favourite author’s birthday in the middle of celebrating my cousin (and his band), but at least I didn’t forget about GBBD.

And spring has arrived, the balcony garden is planted, which means I have lots of flowers to show, too.

A bit in the bedroom:

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I love my Abutilons, I just wish they weren’t such scale magnets…

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I’m still really happy with how much this Schlumbergera has bloomed this winter.

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In the living room, I have some Forsythia branches that I brought home when I pruned some shrubs for a customer – within a few days, they were in full bloom.

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Crocuses at the kitchen window.

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There are vegetables and flowers on my windowsills again. This was before I harvested the first babyleaf lettuce for lunch.

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And lots more on the balcony.

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A Pericallis that I couldn’t resist because it’s my favourite shade of blue (and really blue flowers are so rare) and my latest little treasure, a Rhodohypoxis.

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A Primula – I can never remember whether they are P. veris or P. elatior… I planted a yellow one, too, but it died within two days, and I can’t tell why.

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Some flowers in the pot tower – Campanula …poscharskyana, I think, forget-me-not (Myosotis sylvatica) and Anemone coronaria.

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Lovely pink tulips (I could look up what species/variety, but it’s late, I’m tired, so I won’t.)

And of course, violas in every colour I could find. I even bought some from the competition, just to add more colours.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. March 21, 2015 14:38

    I see you’re digging blue and yellow this year? It’s so pretty, I can’t wait until spring arrives here and I can have stuff outside

    • March 23, 2015 19:28

      It wasn’t a conscious choice, I just bought one of every variety I could find, and there tend to be more blue and yellow ones than anything else.

      • March 23, 2015 19:54

        Well they’re quite pretty either way, so bravo!

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