What do you see on your garden walks? 2013

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Tim Ingram
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Actually the weather has turned very cold here too with snow in the south of Kent, and not much in the way of any sun. The great British (and Scandinavian) spring weather! Janis Ruksans (on the SRGC Forum) is talking about -20°C in Latvia so I shouldn't complain.

Dr. Timothy John Ingram
Faversham, Kent, UK
I garden in a relatively hot and dry region (for the UK!), with an annual rainfall of around 25", winter lows of -10°C and summer highs of 30°C.
 

cohan
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+1 daytime with -20C nights- that is springtime!  ;D any more than that and it's summer!

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

Toole
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Gee -- we could do with some moisture and cooler conditions as large areas of the North Island have been declared drought regions ---the most severe in history.
Even the normally rainy South Island West Coast is dry, and here in Southland river levels are of some concern with Fish and Game officials being forced to rescue stranded trout.

Gardening on a shady woodland property has helped somewhat moderate the continual need to water plants in pots although a number of the Primulas especially, are showing stress.

In the garden some plants have coped well including Linum x gemmels hybrid.

Cheers Dave.

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

Hoy
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Seems the weather isn't quite what it should be. Today a lot of airports are closed to to snow storms :-\ but we have sunny and calm weather but cold of course.

Dave, a pretty Linum anyway! Hope the Primulas survive!

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Fermi
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Dave,
droughts and floods are a way of life here in Oz, :-\
Whether it's climate change or just the cyclical nature of things we still have to cope with it.
This is another bulb which looks after itself in our garden - Lycoris elsae
cheers
fermi

Fermi de Sousa,
Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C

cohan
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It would be really interesting to know what native plants were doing in some of those dry then flooded areas- eg. will there be whole new generations of plants that haven't been able to germinate/have seedlings survive for years?

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

Hoy
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Fermi, I wouldn't mind having such plants looking after themselves in my garden!

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Mark McD
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Beautiful Lycoris; I have tried a couple times to establish Lycoris in the garden, all I ever got was sparse foliage a couple years and then gone.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Toole
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Fermi wrote:

Dave,
droughts and floods are a way of life here in Oz, :-\
Whether it's climate change or just the cyclical nature of things we still have to cope with it.
cheers
fermi

Currently a bit of moisture falling from the sky here Fermi and cooler conditions ,unfortunately it's ,(so far) ,not as much as promised and we are forecasted to be back into sun and the low 20c's later next week.....

I guess i shouldn't complain as it's been simply wonderful working outside in my day job for the last couple of months :)

Here's a pink form of the dwarf Platycodon currently in bloom --my blue one finished flowering two weeks ago.

Cheers Dave.

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

cohan
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I like this colour of Platycodon!

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

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