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04/05/2008


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AND THE WINNER OF MY 100 GARDEN BLOG POST COMPETITION IS ...

Michele from Cowboys & Custard, who correctly guessed five out of the six mystery plants I asked you to name? Well done Michele, you have got the birdie, and she will be winging her way to you next week. Luckily the birdie hasn't had too much time to settle here in my garden, although she had enough time to earmark a very comfortable, if not rather small, nesting box!

The answers are:
a) lamium maculatum (deadnettle) - an evergreen ground cover with yellow flowers
b) geranium (cranesbill) - a hardy perennial with small pale pink flowers
c) sedum spectabile - a succulent foliage with pink clusters of flowers
d) echinops ritro - a spiky-leaved architectural plant with purple thistles
e) potentilla (cinquefoil) - a strawberry-like leaved perennial with red flowers
f) centaurea montana (knapweed) - a clump forming perennial with deep blue cornflower-like flowers

Michele has created a beautiful garden on a slope in Bath, using a very well thought out landscape design with well stocked borders, which contain some very healthy-looking plants. Take a look at Michele's latest post where she has some photos taken from different vantage points. Lovely!

Thank you to everyone else for having a go, you all did very well!

Louise x

12 comments:

Cowboys & Custard said...

Woweeeeeeee... oh thank you Louise... I am so chuffed to have won the birdie and so suprised too.. I was convinced that I had got f. wrong and e. right..

I think it is customary on winning a prize to make a speech.. so I would just like to say 'THANK YOU'..to
you, dear Louise, for your wonderful giveaway quizz and my dear belated Pa.. who inspired my love of plants at a very young age and gave me this passion for gardening!
Oh I am a very happy bunny now... thank you.

Michelexx

Becky said...

Congrats to Michelle!

Thanks for a fun competition!
That's an adorable birdie she won!

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

Louise, I didn't enter...I didn't have a hope, not being able to name most plants... (d'oh!)

But it was a nice contest and I love the prize....

Regards,
Lavinia

Gina said...

Congrats to Michelle and thanks for sharing a link to her incredible garden! Gx

Kari & Kijsa said...

Congratulations to Michelle! Have a blessed Sunday!!

Smiles,
kari & kijsa

Simone said...

Hi Louise I thought I would come and join you in the garden! I thought I was quite knowledgable about plants but I would only have guessed the hardy geranium correctly. Looks like I have some swotting up to do!

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

Hi Louise,
Thanks for you comment...I hopped over here to see the statue that you mention in your comment..and there he is...he is so cute! What a sweet old fellow, and I like where he's palced, sheltered by the stone....

What are those plants around him? Looks a little like parsley...

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

Hi Louise,
Thanks for you comment...I hopped over here to see the statue that you mention in your comment..and there he is...he is so cute! What a sweet old fellow, and I like where he's palced, sheltered by the stone....

What are those plants around him? Looks a little like parsley...

Rhondi said...

Congratulations to Michele. That little bird sure would have looked good at my house though! I love the lithodora in the photo, my favorite color blue.
I am going to opo over to mIchele's right now and see her garden.
Happy gardening
Hugs, Rhondi

Kari & Kijsa said...

Congrats to Michele- well deserved!!! Have a great one!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Elizabeth said...

Michele must be a very sophisticated plant-lover.
Some of these were fairly obscure.
The other day I was thrilled to see you feature the dreaded Euonymous - I needed it for a story!
All best wishes

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