Project Spring 2014

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Re: Project Spring 2014

Post by rafique » May 2nd, 2014, 8:43 am

Hollys are looking different and beautiful.
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Re: Project Spring 2014

Post by khabbab » May 2nd, 2014, 10:34 am

Double hollyhock is gorgeous.
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Re: Project Spring 2014

Post by aykhan » May 2nd, 2014, 2:59 pm

Very nice. I for once agree that the double flower is looking better than the single [SMILING FACE WITH OPEN MOUTH AND SMILING EYES]

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Re: Project Spring 2014

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » May 3rd, 2014, 11:33 am

aykhan wrote:Very nice. I for once agree that the double flower is looking better than the single [SMILING FACE WITH OPEN MOUTH AND SMILING EYES]
Change in opinion is a healthy signe

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Re: Project Spring 2014

Post by Farhan Ahmed » May 3rd, 2014, 6:23 pm

Can Bee Balm be grown in our climate is the question i sought sometime back. I think i can answer it now. Yes.
Monarda Bregamo/Bee balm, its not in full bloom as yet, brackets are extended and a in between flower is popping out. Stairway of 5. Good bushy habit, flowered in about 6 months. Trouble free, small seeds hence takes time to establish. Will share once in full bloom
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Scabiosa Black Knight, indeed the bud is as black as it gets. Reds and pinks are also in the making beside standards blue.
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Malva syslvestris
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Malope fighting off heat well. But disappointed in a single color. It was supposed to be mixed.
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Yarrow's first. As plants are 1 year old they are throwing multiple buds. Those seed grown this season are also making buds, however gr8ly under attack from caterpillars. Early summer is the baddest time for garden, high heat index, unsuitable plants, no rains when required, and load and loads of pests.
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Another Holly celebrity, in shade & Sun.
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Re: Project Spring 2014

Post by Izhar » May 3rd, 2014, 7:29 pm

Maza aagaya... :)

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Re: Project Spring 2014

Post by UMARKHANMARDAN » May 3rd, 2014, 7:45 pm

Farhan is Celebrity available in separate colors.This a heart breathing series.

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Re: Project Spring 2014

Post by Farhan Ahmed » May 3rd, 2014, 8:11 pm


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Re: Project Spring 2014

Post by Farhan Ahmed » May 4th, 2014, 5:03 pm

This season there were only common grass yellow and lime butterflies with occasional plain tigers, i wonder why.

i think its owlet moth
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Blackish hawk Moth resting, isn't it similar to Raptor
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Re: Project Spring 2014

Post by Munir » May 4th, 2014, 7:49 pm

. What a pleasure viewing lovely blooms,many for the first time (for me)!
. Farhan, do you collect seeds of all that you grow?Hope you share with the Seed Bank.

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