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September 28, 2010

Unexpected pleasures

Although there are no flowering cherry trees in the Secret Garden, they are in full bloom in suburban streets and amenity plantings. Today I noticed unexpected but harmonious pairings of cherry trees, with shrubs and hedges also in flower. Laurestinus, Mexican orange blossom and prostrate rosemary all added their own delicacy to the cherry blossom extravaganza.

At home plump red tulips have opened amongst the broad beans, and I spent the morning weeding and tidying the little nursery area under my kitchen window. 

Laurestinus Viburnum tinus
Mexican orange blossom Choisya ternata
Prostrate rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis 'Prostratus'

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