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Thursday, April 19, 2007

Photo a day....19th April.

Cistus.... or as we call them "Paper Roses" ....are blooming already in my garden. I am sure that is a month earlier than last year....!

When we moved here there were fifteen of these around the garden .....most of which fell foul of the back garden re-model when I made my Kitchen Garden. We still have 5, in white and pink. (The roots are a real pig to dig out once they are established, and it is so hard to saw through too!)
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7 Comments:

At 19/4/07 8:22 am, Anonymous Liz said...

It's scary isn't it.. My rhubarb is ready for eating and we didn't pick our first stalks until well June last year. When I look back to my garden journal from last year we actually had snow and heavy frost in April - hard to believe now!

 
At 19/4/07 11:01 am, Anonymous kethry said...

the garden outside our kitchen window (not ours - we live in flats, and that garden belongs to "upstairs") is full of rhodedendron bushes that flower every spring, beautiful white blooms, which smell absolutely gorgeous - it looks like the bushes have had a heavy snowfall on them, from a distance. They've just started to flower now, another week or so should see them all out - and i checked my diary to see when they flowered last year - May 14th! so you're not alone in noticing the early spring this year.

beautiful rose though - i'm just starting to notice the intricateness of flowers and how they fit together, nature's more subtle beauty, and your photos go a long way towards helping that. thankyou.

 
At 19/4/07 11:18 am, Blogger Scarecrow said...

We have these, we call them Rock Roses over here!
They are very tough plants and don't need much water at all.

 
At 19/4/07 11:58 am, Blogger Sheila said...

This is lovely. It's not a flower I was familiar with, it appears to be a cross between a poppy and a dog rose. Does it have a fragrance..?

 
At 19/4/07 2:27 pm, Blogger lilymarlene said...

The petals are paper thin.....hence the name. No smell.....and each flower lasts only a day. The bush is quite big and the branches are woody but have no thorns. For more info look here
http://www.rhs.org.uk/whatson/gardens/hydehall/archive/hydehallpom05may.asp

 
At 19/4/07 5:01 pm, Blogger Libbys Blog said...

Such a lovely colour!

 
At 19/4/07 11:44 pm, Blogger RUTH said...

I was envious of your geranium and now this lovely Cistus! Not only my thumbs that are green...with envy.

 

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