Saturday, 22 June 2013

All the Ps

My garden has made a leap from late spring into early summer this last week - a few things are now beginning to flower.  By sheer coincidence a few of them all begin with the Letter P. 
 
A preview before they burst into full bloom 
 
Peony  
 
First Peony to flower


Poppies
 
Papaver orientale (unnamed) 


Papaver orientale Princess Victoria Loiuse


Psilostemon, Geranium psilostemon that is!
 
Geranium psilostemon (Armenian Geranium)



Polemonium
 

Polemonium caeruleum Alba


Pinks
 

Dianthus Valda Wyatt


Primula
 

Primula bulleyana
As we are now into 'Summertime' proper - I'm glad my garden is now heading that way too!

Have a good weekend!

38 comments:

  1. Really like the contrast of the Pink Poppies against the Sambucus.

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    1. Greggo - a stroke of luck rather than careful planning! It does make a good combination.

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  2. Your plants starting with a P are so beautiful. Never saw a polemonium Alba before.
    My favorite is the primula it's very special. The weather don't look like summertime overhere but still I wish you a wonderful summertime to come.
    Have a good sunday Angie.

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    1. Marijke - I often see the white Polemonium for sale over here - it makes a change from the blue and brightens up a bit of shade.
      I wish you a wonderful summertime too!

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  3. Well it seems the P's win the day, or the week. I also like the Poppy in front of the Sambucus. Very pretty contrast.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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    1. They certainly do Cher! A lucky planting accident. We all have them I'm sure!

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  4. Hi Angie,

    Lovely, the poppies here have done well too and nice to see someone else has Primula Bulleyana too, I've never noticed it before I bought some earlier this year and I'm pleased to see it's a later bloomer and I didn't miss it.
    Have a good week!

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    1. Liz - these late blooming Primula are great. I've quite a few different ones. I do love Primula and try to have at least some in flower every month of the year!
      I hope yours settles in well.

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  5. Piękne są maki, inne kwiaty są też oczywiście :)
    Beautiful are the poppies, other flowers are also, of course :)

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    1. Giga - thank you. Poppies are very popular!

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  6. Love your collection of P-flowers!
    I have Princess Victoria Louise too but they all decided to take on a rather laid back, horizontal position this year so they didn’t look as good as they should. And in the hard rain we had Friday, 4 of them flowered and vanished all in one day. Your peony is lovely, you have several more haven’t you? A white Jacobs ladder was new to me too, beautiful, it’s on my list now :-)
    Enjoy the week, I hope you get some of the good weather to come too!

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    1. Helene, there are a few of mine taking on that horizontal laid back position. I find growing them behind something helps aid support and then hides the foliage when it's been cut back.
      Yes, a few more peonies to come. That magenta pink one is always first to flower with the other following a few weeks later.
      I hope you week hasn't been too bad!

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    1. Thanks Donna - yes they are nice aren't they.

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  8. Oh, those poppies are wonderful. I must get some! Love the yellow primula also.

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    1. Jason, I'm sure they would love your garden. Easy to grow, easy to propagate and usually in flower a few weeks earlier.
      If they flower early enough in the year - a complete chop back and they flower for a 2nd time at the end of summer. Good value for money!

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  9. Great collection of P flowers Angie and its so wonderful to now see colour .

    Yes its summer but not by our weekend it was wet and blowing a holie of a gale .

    Everything got blasted in the garden with the wind.

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    1. Kath - yes, the weekend down here was a bit of a wash out too! Wind didn't get up too much though. Hope the remainder of you week has been as good as ours.

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  10. hello Angie, the sedum you asked about is called Sedum spathulifolium Purpureum, I have added it to the blog post too,

    I love your white poppies and the polemonium, Frances

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    1. Frances - thanks for the name of the Sedum. I have this but not sure if it's Purpureum or not. I'd need to check my recoreds.
      Thanks for visiting.

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  11. Wow - I didn't know that plants are literate. I love your pale pink poppies.

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    1. b-a-g, clever plants, eh :) Thank you!

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  12. Lovely pics, Angie. Could the white Papaver oriental be Cedric Morris? Beautiful Polemonium too :)

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    1. Thank you Annette - I've tried to identify but there are quite a few white ones out there, it's difficult to tell.

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  13. Each of those flowers look absolutely beautiful and gorgeous and stunning...fabulous..awesome...okay add all the adjectives. I think you should do a little bagpipe dance in front of them to thank them for their beauties....

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    1. So many adjectives you've got me all embarrassed ;)
      The first piper I see, I'm going to grab him and make him do a wee set in my garden just for you KL!

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  14. Beautiful flowers. Congratulations.
    Isabel.

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    1. Isabel - thank you and thank you for visiting.

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  15. Gorgeous flowers. The white papaver could maybe be a 'Royal wedding'?

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    1. Gitte - yes, Royal Wedding is another possibility. Too many similar to say for sure. Thank you for your suggestion.

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  16. You have some of the same plants as me, but all in different colours. Your Poppies and the Polemonium are just lovely, I shall have to look out for those shades.

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    1. Thank you Paula - these are popular plants aren't they :)

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  17. Lots of fabulous ps in your garden at the moment Angie. I cant get enough of those hardy Geraniums, psilostemon is looking good and I love your white poppies.

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    1. Alistair - I do like those geraniums too. I wasn't sure I was going to as they are quite tall but I'm glad I kept them. The white poppies are still going strong even thought the pinks have now finished.

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  18. Hi Angie, these are so lovely photos of the plants that are blooming in your garden right now! For me personally the Papaver orientale, especially the unnamed white variety, is a favorite. I really have to try if I can grow poppies in my own yard. They are just to beautiful to pass up! Wishing you a nice weekend!
    Christina

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    1. Christina - these are lovely poppies and well worth the effort. If conditions are right chop them right back after flowering and you are blessed with another flush later in the year.

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