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Two hours of Sunshine this morning

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Now at 2-30pm we have rain and sleet never mind I proved spring is not to far away. hope it cheers you up if you are covered in white stuff.

They look real cosy with last years leaves all around them

This is basically a wild Nasturtium from South America dormant and dry in summer come autumn small delicate stems emerge from a tuber in the pot which are trained on twine to where you see them now the stems and flowers are frost resistant but the tubers not, in the wild I guess the tubers are very deep down.
Will post again when it flowers.


Finally A painting I did a while ago Jamie’s new lady friend/sharer! took a fancy to it so framed it and gave it to her
Enjoy
B

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You are a gifted painter. I enjoyed your blog very much.

29 Jan, 2015

 

What lovely plants you have in flower Brian. That yellow Helebore is beautiful. I don't remember seeing a yellow one before. Such a pleasure to see your choice plants flowering. The painting is fabulous. How talented you are. 😃

29 Jan, 2015

amy
Amy
 

What a lovely selection of plants / flowers Brian you are braver than me I have a quick look round and then dash back indoors minus the photos , You are talented I love your painting its very good ..........

29 Jan, 2015

 

Wow, I love that painting, it's very special. There's something quite ethereal about it! You are such a generous person Brian, to give that away. I'm sure she will treasure it very much. I love to see the spring flowers with the autumn leaves all dry and crunchy around them.

have you been having a lot of grey moody days Brian? We've had more than our fair share of sunshine this month....at least since we returned from Antigua. We've no snow yet, just very cold and frozen again.

29 Jan, 2015

bjs
Bjs
 

Karen it has been depressingly grey the couple of hours sun this morning is the most we have seen for quite some time, quite a lot of the snowdrops would open there flowers if we had more sun.
The painting is to go in her kitchen and as I understand it her partner has to repaint the kitchen a different colour to suit,( I shall be popular with him).

29 Jan, 2015

 

My Galanthus arrived today. I have taken a photo of it. Looks wonderful. :0))
Your garden looks so lovely.......lots of life and colour.
I must say Brian your painting of the hovering bird is beautiful. I am sure it is worth painting the kitchen for.
I also must say that the west coast of Scotland has had more than its fair share of rain, wind and snow.

29 Jan, 2015

 

Lots of life in your garden Bjs and I love (want) that painting. I would gladly paint my kitchen for it. But I would not have to. It would fit perfectly. The kitchen paint is greyish blue.

29 Jan, 2015

 

Agree with Linda and Klahanie regards the painting. Hope you get more sunshine soon...after all...Bristol for goodness sake! :))

29 Jan, 2015

 

What a fantastic painting Brian and your flowers are looking good - I especially like your primulas and the creeper in the greenhouse and of course the Helebores -and snowdrops - and it is snowing in Shropshire tonight!!

29 Jan, 2015

 

Your hellebores and snowdrops are gorgeous - way ahead of here. Your blogs are always so beautiful and cheering.
Fabulous painting too. I can't even paint a skirting board properly let alone a bird.

30 Jan, 2015

 

Lovely plants, Brian - such a joy to see them. I haven't much out yet, just a few snowdrops and even fewer crocuses. Lots of green shoots popping up, though, and breaking buds on the honeysuckle.

That's a beautiful painting - what a generous gift!

30 Jan, 2015

 

Certainly way ahead of my garden so really appreciate you sharing yours Brian, the painting is lovely, I always think a gift like that is all the more special when one knows the artist personally....

30 Jan, 2015

 

Brian, just noticed today that one of the cyclamen you sent me has a very very tiny flower on it. The labels have gone astray so I don't know which one it is. The leaves are round without much contrasting variegation. The end of what has seemed a long wait!

30 Jan, 2015

bjs
Bjs
 

Steragram
It will be Cyclamen Coum for sure you do need a bit of patients usually 2/3 years, once they start flowering they go on for years and will spread like your autumn ones.
You do get small flowers first year that's normal

I sprinkled quite a lot of C.Coum seed in woods near me where I walk Jamie about four years ago and was pleasantly surprised to see them in flower a week ago, not where I sprinkled them but about eight feet further down the bank so presume the rain washed them on down.

30 Jan, 2015

bjs
Bjs
 

In trouble again OH read through your comments It is not the kitchen I am told but the hall that has to be repainted for the painting !!

30 Jan, 2015

 

You've got lots of colour Brian....I only have brown and green at the moment.
Excellent painting, too!

30 Jan, 2015

 

Hi Brian ...
pretty flowers and super painting ! :o)

31 Jan, 2015

 

Love the painting, I think it's great, love the bold lines, what medium? Love your pics too, everyones seems way ahead of my garden. Looking forward to seeing the tropaeolum in flower:-)

31 Jan, 2015

bjs
Bjs
 

Bornagain
I am looking forward to the Tropaeolum grew it for a good many years but lost 2011 the hard winter, same year I lost my tree fern.
The paint is Acrylic

31 Jan, 2015

 

What a lovely painting and the Flowers are to die for !
Keep up the good work ! ( i need you ) lol
Thanks again ! X

31 Jan, 2015

 

Love your painting, and your flowers, particularly your Primulas.

27 Feb, 2015

 

Thank you Brian, how interesting that the first years flowers are tiny! I thought soemthing might be wrong with them. Something to look forward to next year then, and hopefully for years to come.

27 Feb, 2015

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