Friday, 11 September 2015

Wordless Wednesday - well almost!

Blooming now

Pulsatilla vulgaris Rode Klokke

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  1. What a lovely bloom! And you captured it in the perfect light!

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    1. A real surprise at this time of the year Beth - welcome nonetheless!

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  2. Beautiful - I thought Pulsatillas bloomed in spring? That’s why they are called pasqueflower (pasque means Easter) is yours a bit confused or does it normally flower at this time? Not that it means anything, we all have season confused plants, I found a Forsythia flower yesterday!!
    But what's with the Norwegian (or perhaps Danish) name?! Røde Klokke means red bell - where did you buy it?
    Would be fun to have a Norwegian variety of a plant in my garden, with a much sunnier garden I could probably grow Pulsatillas with ease, two attempts in my previous garden did not go well.

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    1. They are supposed to bloom in spring Helene. I purchased this in bloom back in April but it has decided to put out more blooms. There are a couple of more buds forming at the base. Bought at Binny Plants - they do mail order but suspect it's probably widely available but possibly not at this time of the year as they are supposed to be dormant by now.
      Thanks for the translation of the name. The name Red Bell was mentioned on the label but I had no idea it was Norwegian and I'm sure would make a nice addition to your garden.

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  3. How odd to see a Pulsatilla in bloom right now! A lovely red too! I have a very confused Clematis Armandii which thinks it is spring too and is flowering away very happily!

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    1. I've a Hellebore in full bloom too Jane. I wonder if the plants are confused because of the cold weather we've been experiencing.

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  4. That's strange. I have had Helleborus niger in flower for a few weeks now. I'm having Christmas; you're having Easter. Either way, we're both in the eating-too-much-chocolate season, so we're winners!

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    1. Your comment made me smile Sarah :)

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  5. i just lose them on my sandy soil!
    psst Angie I think everyone is too polite to mention the typo in the title or am I missing something subtle?

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    1. Not got through their first winter here Roger - I wait to see how they cope with the wet winter here. Thanks for the heads up - rectified now :)

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  6. First this...then those wonderful seed heads to follow.

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    1. Something else to look forward too Ricki :)

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  7. Gorgeous flower. How did you get it to flower at this time of year Angie?

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    1. Flowering nothing to do with me Julieanne - as I said above I wonder if it is confused by our rotten weather.

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    2. Sorry, missed the above comment until after I posted mine (doh!). With the weather the way it is, I expect to see bluebells up next

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  8. Confused flowers blooming out of season add excitement to the garden, don's they?

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  9. Very much out of sync! Lovely colour

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  10. Monty Don commented on plants flowering out of season on last night's 'Gardener's World' programme. In his case foxgloves and hellebores. There's always something out of synch each year but some years produce more lost souls than others. Have a good weekend Angie and I hope that the good run of weather in Scotland over the last few days continues so that you can get out in the garden.

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  11. Very pretty photo, Angie. I've seen Pulsatillas in Botanic gardens only and you have it in your garden, wonderful!

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  12. I didn't know you could get a red Pulsatilla, lovely photo.

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