How Does your Garden Grow? 30/05/13

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Well even with the lack of warmth and a constant deluge of rain, in the most, my garden is growing…yes growing lots of dandelions. So much so that Tink gathered large bunches of them, on one of our rare sunny days and set a stall at the front gate. You could purchase a beautiful bouquet of yellow for the very reasonable price of a pound. Needless to say I ended up with a large vase of dandelions in the kitchen, although Grandpa, impressed with his entrepreneurial  spirit, did promise down the phone to buy them all for a pound. Something I know Tink will not forget.

However, if we ignore the dandelions there some other lovely blooms starting to appear and the promise of more to come will soon be in evidence. Sorry to say I’m not good with the names so please help out where you can…

028 I love the intense colour of these leaves on this Hazel.

039038This one is unknown to me but I love the striking contrast of the leaves and flowers.052042I love these little heart shapes but don’t know what they’re called. I’m sure the fairies make them into pretty purses though. 058

Blossom and the promise of apples…

024And here is the promise of what’s to come…the Lilac.

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18 Comments

  1. Heather @betamother May 30, 2013 / 3:27 pm

    How truly lovely your photos are :) I see you and I are both good (ahem) with names of plants. You have some stunners there. That first photo of the unopened blooms is quite something with the different shades of blues and purples.

    • thepuffindiaries May 30, 2013 / 3:34 pm

      Thank you, it would be good to know their names but I can still appreciate them with out.

  2. Helen Sims The good life mum May 30, 2013 / 3:36 pm

    lovely pics, i think the heart flower is called a bleeding heart due to the shape and the droplet of blood that looks like its leaking from the bottom. it is very pretty.

    • thepuffindiaries May 30, 2013 / 3:45 pm

      Thank you for your comments and the useful information. Helps me look like I know what i’m talking about.

  3. Mrs Fox May 30, 2013 / 8:09 pm

    Beautiful apple blossom and the plant you say you don’t know the name of, with the hearts/fairy purses, is a dicentra (bleeding heart plant). We have one in our garden too and funnily enough I’ve popped a picture of ours up on this weeks “How does your garden grow” linky too.

  4. Claudia May 30, 2013 / 9:21 pm

    oh how pretty! what a lovely garden you have. i love all the jewel tones. rubies, blue and pink sapphires. lovely!

  5. Mammasaurus May 30, 2013 / 10:58 pm

    I am useless with plant names although I’m learning thanks to reading the posts of people that join in and identifying plants I have from other peoples blogs, it’s a learning curve and I know it sounds daft but it’s all stuff I’d like to know,to be able to tell the children.
    Your photos are just stunning, I too love the contrast in those pink thin flowered photos, just great.

    Thank you for joining in, let’s hope the sunshine comes back to stay soon x

  6. Mummy Plum May 31, 2013 / 7:16 am

    I love your photography. I’m rubbish at knowing the names of plants but I loved the heart shaped flowers, fairies purses is such a good description :0). Am glad someone commented with the name – once I get around to sorting my own garden I may well plant one of those.

  7. Luanne May 31, 2013 / 2:34 pm

    These are beautiful pix. How do I get email notifications of your posts?

  8. Helvetia Handmade May 31, 2013 / 3:17 pm

    really great pictures! I love the bleeding heart picture, beautiful graceful plant. I love the thought they could be fairy purses.

  9. Multi Layer Mummy May 31, 2013 / 8:41 pm

    Stunning photographs, love the heart shaped flowers, going to try and find out what they are called, I like to know these things!

    • Multi Layer Mummy May 31, 2013 / 8:45 pm

      ok, found them, they’re called bleeding hearts, which is exactly what they look like but I prefer the fairies and their purses x

  10. Shell Louise May 31, 2013 / 10:15 pm

    I’m seeing a lot of bleeding heart pictures and every one makes me happy because it’s one of my favourites :)
    I have 3 in pots under a tree (they’re shade loving plants which is great for my garden!) and get excited every spring when they start growing again!
    Mine have almost finished flowering now and I’m going to split them all in half in the autumn when the foliage has died back so I can double up my plants for free :)

  11. Dragonsflypoppy May 31, 2013 / 10:28 pm

    Just beautiful pictures. I am hopeless with names too, so I’m so pleased that someone commented with the name of the bleeding heart plant. It’s gorgeous. I’ve just informed my husband we need to get one!
    And I just love the Lilac x

  12. Samantha Fernley June 2, 2013 / 7:07 pm

    I love that your son did a little stall, I dream of doing things like that with my son one day. It’s a Pieris Forest Flame and a Dicentra Love Lies Bleeding (I see that you have been told above) – it’s one of my favourites. Gorgeous apple blossom with the lichen on the branches too.

  13. older mum in a muddle June 3, 2013 / 11:54 am

    Beautiful, beautiful pictures – you have such a wonderful eye with the camera! X.

  14. Nichola Fabfortymum June 4, 2013 / 2:36 pm

    Gorgeous pictures Sarah. I love your bleeding heart plant, I have one but it is nowhere near as striking a colour as yours that is truly stunning. My lilac is about the same stage as yours and I can’t wait for it to just open x

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