Tuesday, December 25, 2018

The Delargo Gardens - December


Well me lovelies, the solstice has past and here we are in the not so bleak Midwinter. In fact it has been very mild so far.


 Evan the snap dragons have refused to stop flowering


Along with pelargoniums


 Salvia Amistad -


 The cobaea scandens -


 and several of the fuchsias'


This is Devonshire Dumpling but I shall resist posting the others as I intend to ( as promised months ago ) post a review looking back at the 2018 collection in the new year.


 A quick tour of the garden - looking towards the pelargonium house -


 Down towards the fernery -


 The kitchen garden -


 and the fuchsia walk.


 We have been so pleased with our ferns we intend to increase the collection next year.


 Although it has been very mild, the damp and the dark does get rather wearing


 But we have these little darlins' just outside the kitchen window to spread some cheer.







 Every Autumn we invest in a Hippeastrum.


 This years is ' Cape Horn' and is very lovely indeed.


So we still have plenty to enjoy now and every sign that we will have even more  when Spring finally emerges.

But don't wait till then me lovlies, join me in January to see what the weather throws at us then and for the 2018 fuchsia review.

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

The Delargo Gardens - November

Here we are me lovelies with the November garden.
The month began relatively cold but dry and fine. By the middle of the month It got colder with easterly winds and rain (we went down to -1'c). 
We won't be seeing our lovely Dahlia again till next year


 Most other things are still doing surprisingly well. The UK mean temperature for November is 7.3 °C, which is 1.1 °C above the long-term average and we had slightly above average sunshine hours too so we cant complain too much. 


Dianthus, “Super Trouper Sissy” 


 Mimulus and even snap dragons are all still flowering away.


 as is the Asarina (Maurandya) scandens.


 an unexpected joy this month was the Gladiolus murielae ( formerly Acidanthera ) which had stowed it self away when we moved gardens. 
We didn't know we still had it.


 Salvia Amistad is still looking magnificent


 and refuses to stop flowering.


 Looking up the garden


 down

 and towards our kitchen window


 This Summer was too hot for the Fuchsias and they didn't give us much of a display 
but as from last month they are doing their best to make up for it.

 Bella Mariska
 Quasar
Devonshire Dumpling

 This is 'Hazel Elizabeth' which we have trained into a half standard. 
It is not show quality but I am more than a little chuffed.

 Elfriede Ott
 Viva Ireland
Thalia & finally Winston Churchill

the Pelargoniums are hanging on and still giving us flower


 But not for much longer me thinks.


 We hope to get them all, through the winter,
especially the 'regals'

 
 It is usually the combination of cold and wet that does the damage.


 So we have put up the old plastic green house to at least keep them ( and us ) dry


 With a bit of a false start to winter we have been able to enjoy the last of the summer flowers



 While the flowers of Winter proper are starting to do their stuff


We will see what December has in stall for us, next time

So till then me darlins 

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Sunday, November 11, 2018

Bona Sparkles

With the gardens posts up to date, it's time for a jolly


Or as I would like to think my Christmas list


The Oppenheimer Blue Diamond and the  palm of Harry Winston's hand


I don't expect much three or for of the following would do me nicely


 Vladimir Tiara


 Harry Winston - Hall Sapphire Necklace


 Jewels from the Bourbon Parma Family - Sotheby's


 PortlandTiara


Jewels from the Bourbon Parma Family 2


 Barbara Hutton jade necklace by Cartier


 Beetle Necklace, Rene Lalique,


 Emerald Tiara - ?


 Emerald and Diamond Necklace - ?


 Duchess of Devonshire emerald tiara


 broach  Al Thani Collection


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 Delhi Durbar Tiara


 Aquamarine and diamond aigrette tiara by Cartier, 1912


 FifeTiara


 Empress Elizabeth Alexeievna of Russia’s Tiara


Luxembourg Empire Tiara


 Queen Elizabeth’s aquamarine, diamond, and platinum necklace.


QueenVictoriaSapphireCoronet


 Sapphire and diamond tiara - ?


 The diamond fringe tiara


 Poltimore_Tiara


The Leuchtenberg Sapphire Tiara from Sweden


The Cora Sun-Drop Diamond the largest yellow pear-shaped diamond at 110.3 carats


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The Cambridge Lovers’ Knot Tiara


 Queen Mary’s “Girls of Great Britain and Ireland”-Tiara


Queen Mary’s diamond tiara


The Regent Diamond, 141-carat.





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Not sure about some of the ones above but I think we all know this one 
I want it.


Don't  believe what they say


You can take it with you when you go !



 All images ( except # 6 & 8 from Dolores Delargo ) are via Tumblr with what ever info came with them

If you know any of the missing details please let me know and I will update them

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