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Friday, April 8, 2011

Stop the Presses!

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Midmarsh John's comment to my last post had me running around to various Garden Centres today trying to locate a Corkscrew Willow. Third time lucky!

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So...thanks John for your assistance in determining that Harzel is a Corkscrew Willow not a Hazel! Here is the tree identification site he accessed.  The trees in the Garden Centre were quite tall and branched upwards, but Harzel-le-Willow has been 'topped' so that explains his meandering nature.

Here is the name of the blue and white flowered plant that Flighty liked in the previous post.

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Some other eye-popping plants:
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On the duck front, my son and girlfriend will be coming by to stay overnight and will pick up their Khaki Campbell foursome tomorrow. It is just as well they don't need my transportation services after all, as it will be a good chance for them to make sure that any questions they may have can be answered at the farm -- although, I was kind of looking forward to the adventure ;)

10 comments:

  1. I'm looking forward to the ducks. They are very relaxing birds but do make a hell of a mess. Paddling around.

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  2. So are you sticking with Harzel, Glo, or do we have Harlow now? Well done to you and John for the detective work :)

    Wonderful photos of the Spotted Towhee on an earlier post, what a beauty it is!! I loved the Song Sparrow too and the eagle is so impressive.

    All your food looked lovely as usual. A fondue party! What a blast from the past :)

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  3. I love your newspaper cuttings. They remind me of happy days I spent as a typesetter/desktop publisher, doing very similar work! I have a Corkscrew Hazel in a pot, not doing too well it has to be said. I see your Pericallis is native to The Canaries and Madeira. Have you ever visited Glo? x

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  4. How interesting, and terrific the way you've informed us!
    Many thanks for finding out what the blue and white flower is. I shall now go googling to find out all about it! Flighty xx

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  5. Hi Adrian ~ At least they will be living elsewhere than here ;) My son and gf are so excited and have them all set up in a new house with run, and pond!

    Hi ShySongbird ~ Harzel, Harlow, Curly or Willow ~ I don't know what to call it - and I think Willows are generally thought of as female!

    Glad you enjoyed the photo os the birds, and fondue :) Always something going on it seems.

    Hi Louise ~ Ah, no wonder you enjoy the newspaper clipping. It's a fun way to spread 'the news' ;) Will you plant the Corkscrew Hazel in the ground, or keep it in the pot? No, I've never been to the Canary Islands ... just the UK, Alaska, Hawaii and across Canada and the States.

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  6. nice to have identified Harzel properly!

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  7. I had forgotten how pretty ranunculus can be. I will have to find some, and a space for them to display.

    I used to have a couple of corkscrew willow trees, grown from quite small treelets. They just took off skywards. Too big for my garden so they had to go.

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  8. But he's still Harzel, right? pleae? Mo

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  9. Very interesting about Harzel, Glo. I think I took a photo of a local tree that I thought resembled Harzel but the tag said corkscrew willow. Wish I could remember where the tree was so I could revisit it!

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  10. Hi Juliet ~ Yes, at least now I know what Harzel is - it was an interesting to discover I had the wrong identity!

    Hi John ~ Yes, ranunuculus are gorgeous - all those petals, and such bright colours. I think I'll have to get some for my window boxes.

    Hi Mo ~ Yes, he'll still have to be Harzel!

    Hi Nikki ~ That's interesting! I hope you find the tree again and see how it's coming along.

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