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Around the glass house and garden it's looking a bit better

bjs

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Pity about the water but you won’t want to see that
Have labelled some snowdrops


This I do like but you have to lift it’s head to see the beauty this is why I am growing a lot of them under cover, would be submerged if it were in the garden not only that me knees don’t bend that good in the wet.


If only the sun would come out it would open


A few outside


Back under cover


Primulas just starting

White collar Ruined Dog is in the office sorting out his food order so no picture .lol

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What a beautiful collection Brian.

7 Feb, 2014

 

Yes I second that Linda I so love seeing your collection Brian such beauty.

7 Feb, 2014

 

Thirded (?) by me :)
I hope the menu was to the satisfaction of the Great White Collared one :)

7 Feb, 2014

 

I killed myself laughing at your final comment Bjs. He will be getting ideas above his station. You need to tell him he can no longer be a member of that union he is in which has negociated terms way beyond reasonable. I love your selection of plants. The crocus are so good and the Stradbrook 'Satin Rose' is a beauty.

7 Feb, 2014

 

He's probably doing his own blog in the office, B, exhorting his cronies to take advantage of the humans.
Great blog and that 'Jaquenetta' is stunning!

8 Feb, 2014

 

Lovely pictures Bjs you have so much colour already, love the double spotted hellebore and the hepatica's pretty special too.

8 Feb, 2014

 

Lovely pics...

8 Feb, 2014

 

The white collar boy has to eat to feed his brain, to know if your doing your job correctly lol.

What wonderful array of snowdrops such pretty markings, the Hepatica Noblis is stunning, Primula s are gorgeous colours

8 Feb, 2014

 

Always a treat to see pics of your garden and glasshouse Brian even without the white collar worker, actually I also know how said friends desert us when food is involved.....

8 Feb, 2014

 

A truly lovely blog with such pretty pictures. Spring colours everywhere to cheer me up :-))

8 Feb, 2014

 

A wonderful wander through a small part of your garden/greenhouse. some stunning plants here Brian.

8 Feb, 2014

 

What a great selection of Snowdrops you have, Brian! Some I've never seen before & it's pretty rare to see such close-up shots of them! It makes you appreciate their beauty even more! It's also something that most of us would rarely see & who gets down in the soaking wet grass or the freezing snow just to take a look inside the down turned bells?! So thanks very much for posting those wonderful photos! :-))

The Primulas are stunning as well!

I have some double Snowdrops on my balcony but there is no sign yet of any buds on them. No doubt they are late flowerers! They flowered during March for me last year!

9 Feb, 2014

bjs
Bjs
 

Balcony
I agree looking down at them from five feet above they look very similar hence the reason I am growing a lot in containers so I am able to enjoy them.
I was thinking the reason they face down must be to protect the pollen it would surely be washed away if they were upwards facing at this time of year and of course the Hellebore the wild forms at least face down probably for the same reason, Crocus face up but as soon as the sun goes they close up tight keeping rain out.
You set me thinking ( I do occasionally ) a Botanist would say they evolved may be they did but everything has developed to suit its own unique survival.

9 Feb, 2014

 

Beautiful collection Brian. That Mrs Thompson is a stunner.

10 Feb, 2014

bjs
Bjs
 

Homebird
it is very large did you notice it has six petals another flower has seven but a bit miss-formed.

10 Feb, 2014

 

They are all wonderful but the snowdrops are something else ! Hope Jamie is now ok . Thanks for the plant and for being such a good friend ! X x x

10 Feb, 2014

 

I've only just found this Brian. What a treat, such a lot of little treasures. Thanks for putting them on. I 'my sorry to hear about the water, it's a dreadful year for many people already. They are now saying that even if it stopped raining tomorrow, the floods would remain until May. What a dreadful prospect for so many people. :(((((

13 Feb, 2014

 

oooooooooooh, that's about all I can day, ohhhhhhhhhhhh

4 Mar, 2014

amy
Amy
 

Brian you have an amazing selection of plants it's a real pleasure to see them 'real' we normally only see different types of snowdrops in listed catalogues I love the C.szovitsii Album it's very unusual .. the primulas and Hepaticas are all beautiful ... :o))

4 Mar, 2014

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