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Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Reasons To Be Cheerful .... Part 1

 
Flying in today with a quickie to put a sunny smile on your chops.
This is a Leopard's Bane ( Doronicum if you're that way inclined) that's bursting thru' in the 'Tidy Garden' this week. It's a neat, clump forming, Spring perennial that, despite some recommendations to grow in 'light-shade', we've got growing on the 'dark-side' of the garden (No ..... I do not live on the Death Star). It looks more than content, blooming its happy little head off, who am I to question its taste in light source.
The garden's now getting to that stage where you just want to sit there, embrace & admire all that's going on. But there's way too much to do, seeds to sow, plants to plant and .... er .... well .... tidying to be done. Can't stop .... my fork beckons .....
Have a groovy week gardening .....

PS. A request to see some of the gardens I have been tidying shall be granted soon .... watch this space ...well .... not this bit ..... you know what I mean ....

4 comments:

Crystal said...

Love your Leopard's Bane. I first came across it growing in a friend's garden. He dug some up for me to take home, but they were in full bloom, and it was obviously the wrong time to transplant them, so they died.
I now grow a dwarf variety, that looked just like dandelions in their first year. Fortunately, I didn't throw them away because the following year, they did look like little doronicums.

HolleyGarden said...

Very pretty - and I wouldn't move it, either, if it was happy! You're so right - this time of year I just love to walk around, admiring and amazed at everything coming to life. I look forward to seeing some tidy gardens!

elaine rickett said...

I used to have a big patch of this in the garden - somewhere along the line it disappeared - it is great for a spot of brightfulness in a shady corner - must try and get some more.

Pam's English Garden said...

Dear Jane, I have a smile on my chops ... P. x

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