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The A-Z of gardening - contest

A flower beginning with A is easy you see, an Aster I would sow
Bluebells of every colour and size in most gardens grow

Colourful  Cornflower and Coneflower fills the scene,
Dianthus and Daisy look bright and so clean.

English lavender whose perfume fills the air,
Foxglove of many hues love to see them there.

Gladioli grow tall, look great cos of their beauty,
Hostas loved by the slugs til pellets do their duty.

Iris, so elegant, in wet areas love to shine,
Jasmine, whose heady perfume is divine.

Kalanchoe is a pretty plant likes to live indoors,
Lilac means Spring is here, buy lilac soap in the store.

Marigolds and Mistflower have their place in most gardens we see,
Nasturtium, a pretty old flower, yet smells like cats wee.

Orchids so majestic shout, look at me, I'm the prettiest of all,
Poppies of all colours, lovely to see them wafting so tall.

Quitensis is a plant that loves dusty conditions,
Roses, love to bloom wherever it's positioned.

Spring-flowers so beautiful heralding winter is over,
Tubs of tulips  so elegant amongst the clovers.

Umbrella plant have leaves that look like a brolly,
Violets used to be made into posies and sold on a tray.

Wall flowers look good but the perfume's not the best,
Xeromena is a poor mans lily, to grow it, is a test.

Yarrow you will find in the spring,
Zinnia the last one, hope my list a smile will bring.


Penned. 3 July 2015

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Date: 7/30/2015 10:18:00 PM
Deep respect for a winning write utilizing this difficult form (for me anyways). I really enjoyed reading your work, Seren!
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Date: 7/24/2015 3:47:00 PM
Nice win. SKAT
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Date: 7/24/2015 11:36:00 AM
A garden of delights, Seren! Congrats on your win :)
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Date: 7/23/2015 11:24:00 PM
Lovely pic of flowers n garden,, loved much! Congrats on ur awesome winning poem Seren!
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Seren Roberts
Date: 7/24/2015 4:53:00 AM
Thank you Dr Uma,my Welsh Garden is a pleasure to look at, was easy to try to emulate it....Seren
Date: 7/23/2015 10:20:00 PM
Loved picturing all these flowers. A great one for ABC's Congratulations on your win. SuZ
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Date: 7/24/2015 4:54:00 AM
Thank you Suz, yes they are a picture worth looking at, any flower is in my eyes....Seren
Date: 7/23/2015 6:33:00 PM
love this poem of an English garden Seren congrats on placing hugs
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Seren Roberts
Date: 7/23/2015 8:06:00 PM
Thx Shadow, I appreciate being placed in your contest...Seren
Date: 7/23/2015 5:39:00 PM
This ABC poem is awesome !! No wonder it is in the winners’ list. Congrats..Sara
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Date: 7/24/2015 4:52:00 AM
Thx Sara I love flowers, my garden is full of them, ...Seren
Date: 7/23/2015 5:20:00 PM
a wonderful walk through the garden Seren many congrats:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 7/23/2015 8:12:00 PM
Thx Jan, the smell of honeysuckle in my garden takes me back to holidays at the Gower Coast....Seren
Date: 7/4/2015 7:55:00 AM
Bravo seren !!
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Date: 7/24/2015 4:54:00 AM
Thanks Nat.....seren
Date: 7/3/2015 8:05:00 AM
Hey smart girl.. You got me smiling!!
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Date: 7/24/2015 4:55:00 AM
Hi Dave glad you liked it...Seren