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John Richmond

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  1. If it's a low growing, carpeting type it's Campanula portenschlagiana.
  2. I think you could be right about it being on the Lincolnshire side and looking south to the approach road running into Lincs. My parents moved to Goxhill, 5 miles from the south end of the bridge in 1983 so I didn't see the bridge till after construction. There were a lot of old brick pits and tile works around Far Ings lane in Barton on Humber so there would have been plenty of room for a construction site in that area. A lot of the Ings (brick pits) are now in the nature reserve.
  3. Apart from the North American natives we grow as garden plants in the UK I'm no expert on your USA flora but I can see from a quick search that Erigeron philadelphicus, common fleabane, might fit the bill for the plant.
  4. That makes it easier. It's Cotinus coggygria.
  5. Without a closer view of the foliage I can't tell. Could you post one?
  6. Hardly my area but I'll raise my head from the flowers to pop in three: Nacho, a painted statue from Paignton Zoo's Great Gorilla Project stands above a road safety notice at Woolwell roundabout, Plymouth Sheep and traffic beside warning sign with animal mortality figures on unfenced road at Roborough Down, Dartmoor, UK 4000 year old Assyrian proverb aver the door to a fisherman's lock up on the Cobb, Lyme Regis, Dorset, UK
  7. All four banned under lockdown? Your's obviously qualifies under Canute's addendum to the regulations. 😀
  8. The Campanula is Campanula portenschlagiana, Dalmatian bellflower. It's a crack and crevice dweller in the wild and has really taken to UK walls and wall crevices. I see it all over Plymouth at this time of the year as it seeds itself quite wildly. Growing where it is it won't be one of the cultivars, just the plain species.
  9. I do the same, Chris. Even full time botanists have a hard time keeping up with the taxonomists and their eternal revisions of species and genera boundaries.
  10. Both are French lavender so you're right on that. It now gets complicated and I'm no expert on lavenders. My soil and damp climate doesn't suit them and even pot grown plants don't last long. Is #1 'Papillon'? I'm not so sure. 'Papillon' usually has bracts longer than the body of the flower head. Here's the one I grew: 'Papillon' is a variety of Lavandula pedunculata ssp pedunculata, while your two look like different varieties of Lavandula stoechas. The problem is that there are a number of different varieties which all look fairly similar so I can't really tell which ones they are. Sorry I couldn't be more helpful.
  11. 36 sales for $550 gross / $275 nett. Best month this year for volume, second best for revenue but average gross prices of $15.28 lowest of the year. Highest sale only $50 and 24 sales only single $ keep the average down. One $12 PU refund this morning so I've taken that off the figures - but another PU dropped in so this month has started, albeit in slight deficit. Zooms down at 62 but matched by views also down so CTR at 1.04, just below average. I don't seem to have been as badly hit as others - but May will be the acid test.
  12. Yes, Phacelia tanacetifolia. Planted as green manure and as a cover crop to encourage bees and other pollinators.
  13. I agree with your ID, Jim - though it will be good to see a mature leaf for confirmation.
  14. Rare Sunday sale for me - and not a PU White and blue marked early summer flowers of the marginal aquatic water iris, Iris laevigata 'Colchesterensis' "Country: Worldwide ; Usage: Commercial electronic ; Media: Website, app and social media ; Start: 26-April-2020 ; End: 26-April-2025 ; Additional Details: Websites, apps, social media and blogs (excludes advertising). Worldwide for 5 years." Low $$
  15. #1 is, I think, Narcissus 'Sir Winston Churchill'. I grow (grew - they've not reappeared this year) the similar 'Cragford' and both are very fragrant so that may confirm the ID. #2 is Spiraea nipponica. I think it's 'Snowmound' but the spacing for the clusters of flowers seems a bit too seperated so I can't be totally sure.
  16. Pieris japonica for the top one, John. Evergreen azalea for the second one - can't tell you the exact cultivar, there are a lot of different reds, but it's certainly similar to 'Hinode Giri', one of the Karume hybrids.
  17. Now up to 3 submissions in a row going into QC. Still 5^ ranking and the two previous submissions passed on a 24hr turnround. Alamy may have suspended QC bypass or their RANDBETWEEN() [or similar function] is throwing a series of auto QC checks.
  18. I sympathise. Italy 2005 Mosquitos. Not enough alcohol in my blood. Join the spots.
  19. Also 5* for me. I uploaded five images yesterday - went straight to QC after 5 successive QC by passes. They passed early evening today. I had another eight queued up so sent them through. Straight to QC again. Keeping us honest, perhaps 😅
  20. 25th sale of thr month. Personal use for $$ (just). They're all welcome.
  21. Yes, true blue is rarer than purply blue but here's a trio for you, Betty L to R, Meconopsis 'Lingholm', Forget me not, Corydalis flexuosa 'Tory MP'
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