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I love the colour this homeowner has painted their front door and how it coordinates with the Magnolia.  Happy coincidence or careful consideration ? Either way I think it looks great.

Flowers that have caught my eye this week are the periwinkle  Vinca minor ‘Atropurpurea’  This is a great ground cover even on thin soil on a bank.
blue 010The earliest of Tulips Tulipa Turkestanica which open and close with the sunlight.  Planted here in a stone trough with the purple spurge Euphorbia amygdaloides ‘Purpurea’

blue 003All the spurges look bright at this time of year and I especially like the sight of rain on the foliage.  This Euphorbia is only a year old and will reach up to 1.5m when it gets going. It is the majestic Euphorbia characias subsp wulfenii.

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Who can resist Grape Hyacinth, Muscari armeniacum.  The angle of this shot amuses me as the blooms appear to be gigantic and advancing.`

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Finally another blue favourite is the delicate bloom from the  Hepatica Nobilis var. Japonica. This is a piece taken from that lovely walled garden in Winslow. Thanks Liz.

blue 009This has been a busy week and I feel that digwithdorris has been neglected. Well reader I have already planned my in a vase on Monday so please do take a look again next week.  Forecast is for a rather chilly edge to the sunshine so best wrap those seedlings, just in case. Have a good weekend ye all.