Monday, 16 April 2007

'Spring is bustin' out all over' at Barleycorn

When bees hum in the linden tree
And roses bloom in cottage plots,
Along the brookside banks we see
the blue wild forget-me-nots.
Patience Strong.

Myosotis, pink forget-me-nots

Primula denticulata, lilac drumstick primula

Primula denticulata, pink drumstick primula

Sorbus cashmiriana, the Kashmir rowan

Sambucus aurea 'Sutherland's Gold', the golden elder
Berberis darwinii, the barberry shrub
Chaenomeles japonica, the flowering quince
Fragrant white and yellow narcissi
Golden trumpet narcissi


B.T.Bear Esq. said...

Graet photo's!

Thanks for the tip re the bees!

Do you know anything about honeysuckle? We planted one last week, but now the leaves are turning black and droopy. Could this be overwatering? We can't find this problem in our gardening books!

Bob :@}

Tyra said...

Very nice pictures, especially the Sambuca so artistic.nnnand the quince is so pretty is it in floribus now?

RUTH said...

All so pretty. I love the drumstick primulas especially.

A wildlife gardener said...

b.t.bear esq...I have heard of verticillium wilt in honeysuckle. This is info on the web about it...
Thanks for your visit.

tyra, thanks for introducing yourself. The quince is exactly as it is in the photo as I just took the picture yesterday.

Ruth, I love the drumsticks too. Thanks for your comments.

B.T.Bear Esq. said...

Oh dear!
Yes, it does sound like a fungus.
We had rust on some chrysanthemums on this site last year, so I suppose it might be still in the soil.....

Thank you for the link!


A wildlife gardener said...

Wish it hadn't been that fungus, b.t. bear esq....

CG said...

Beautiful photos!

A wildlife gardener said...

Thank you, cg, for your encouraging comments.

Monkey said...

Count on me as another drumstick fan! Beautiful photo of a beautiful flower.

With all the rain we've had, we should have an amazing May. I hope so at least!

Abraham Lincoln said...

These are very nice photographs. ANd I wanted to thank you for visiting my blog.

Abraham Lincoln

A wildlife gardener said...

I hope you do have an amazing May...and June, July and August too, Monkey! Thanks for your visit and your much appreciated comments.

A wildlife gardener said...

Thanks, A. L.You are very gracious to say that considering I need superlatives to describe your photography!

Kate said...

I'm happy to have found your blog; your flowers are more than lovely!!

A wildlife gardener said...

Thank you, Kate, for your gracious comments.