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All sorts of pc problem most due to installing windows 10 some still to be resolved,I could go on but I won’t.
In the garden and glass house unseasonable flowers to be seen the lily to follow a good example it had died right back leaving several dry seed pods then about six weeks ago still in it’s garden pot it started to grow again,as it progressed I brought it under cover

Narcissus Bulbocodium normally flowers about now


As do the next two crocus Ochroleucus (white) and Laevigatus Fontenayi.


The Double primrose you last saw in a pot in spring is lovely thing and bulked up well in the garden,sure it has no idea what season it is any more than the numerous english wild primroses flowering in the garden most well chewed as slugs and snails and caterpillars are still active

Snowdrops are about a month early never seen winter ones flowering in the garden in November before


This last one is under cover


Personally snowdrops are something I look forward to early in the new year and they are not having the same impact on the 2nd Dec,just hope there are some left for January
enjoy

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love the snowdrops but like you would much prefer to see them in January/February but they are so pretty I will forgive them for being around too early. Love snowdrops so much. Beautiful pictures again so nice to see so much colour and you have so many unusual plants love everyone of them.

2 Dec, 2015

 

Yes, I feel the same about the snowdrops. I love these 'chunky' ones very much. And that narcissus bulbocodium is so beautiful! I have the same with primulas Brian...they are confused. Some started flowering in October and the cowslips have been a feast for the slugs. Hope they flower again in spring...but they will...plants always seem to sort themselves out. My hellebores are a different matter. The double Ellen vars. Have all flowered and finished...which is annoying as I really need them in March. But the yellow ones I paid a fortune for seem to be waiting until the correct time to flower. My christmas roses all flowered in September....sigh. Looks like I'll gave to buy some more of the expensive ones! Lol! Glad your computer is better...we missed you. :)

2 Dec, 2015

 

Hello Brian - I have just been around my garden looking for snowdrops but none showing up here - everything is so wet and sodden - lovely clump of primula vulgaris and the Hellebores are still flowering - and the cyclamen that came from you are are still flowering in the cold frame - will post pics hopefully next week when the garden dries up a little - I had thought about installing windows 10 but I think I will carry on with my Windows 7 for a bit longer - Jane

3 Dec, 2015

bjs
Bjs
 

Jane, 10 is full problems I should wait until microsoft sort them all out
I don't rate it much better than 7 they seem to have moved everything around and made it more difficult to operate

3 Dec, 2015

amy
Amy
 

A lovely selection there Brian I'm off out to look for snowdrops in a moment ! My cousin in New Zealand has had nothing but trouble with Windows 10 like you shes still having problems to sort out ,its put me right off the idea of having it ....

3 Dec, 2015

 

I've given up on windows and moved to Linux. Everything's free and the layout is more like the old Windows. I think the trouble is that Microsoft are employing all these web designers/programmers or whatever and they have to find something to do all day. if it ain't broke don't fix it.
Your flowers are a breathtaking as ever Brian, absolute perfection. No snowdrops peeping up here yet but there is a bankful of very early daffodils in full bloom in the next village - they are always out for Christmas.

3 Dec, 2015

 

Don't talk to me about computers, Brian. I had to take my tablet to the Apple shop couple of weeks ago, because it had locked up some of my photo albums. Anyway, that is more or less sorted.
Your flowers, even if unseasonal,are brightening up a dreary, but warm December day.

3 Dec, 2015

 

Lovely flowers if a bit crazy.....I'm still picking peppers in the greenhouse......
not complaning though I don't like the cold these days

3 Dec, 2015

bjs
Bjs
 

Pamg
I have gone off the idea of winter big time even thought I have not seen any signs of cold yet,has to be my age never used to worry about it.
Been offered a Shingles injection just been reading up the likely side effects of that,poor old chap .lol

3 Dec, 2015

bjs
Bjs
 

Siris
I won't talk to you about computers but how would we manage on Goy without them.

3 Dec, 2015

 

It's really a wild season, isn't it? Rather like this last year as well though I don't think it was quite as warm. Some of my bulbs are already pushing through the compost in the pots on the balcony but no sign of Snowdrops at the moment.

Sorry to hear about your problems with Windows 10! I installed it over Windows 8.1 which this notebook computer used to run. Coming to Win 8.1 from Win XP was a real shock to me & I found it very difficult to get on with so I was happy to install Win 10! I have used Win 7 on my brother's computer & even Win Vista, on my wife's, but after the month's trail I didn't want to return to Win 8.1 so I continue with Win 10! My brother also installed it on his Win 7 machine & is glad he did so!

Hope you get over your problems soon!

3 Dec, 2015

bjs
Bjs
 

Balcony I am running on 10 have heard a lot of people say 8 was rubbish,I went from 7 to 10

3 Dec, 2015

 

I had no after effects from a shingles injection Brian - don't go looking for trouble, you probably won't have any.

3 Dec, 2015

 

Well, all these early flowers that I keep seeing members posting seem to be everywhere but here, I don't have anything unusual going on.
I think it's just been a generally too wet season which tends to make the ground colder.
That little double primrose is delightful, Brian, looks like a little rose.

4 Dec, 2015

 

Lovely flowers as always, Brian. It's a bit of a surprise to see them in December, though, isn't it? A couple of my baskets are starting up again. Most of the things in the borders have given up now though - I think the damp and rain has done for them. My mum's dwarf irises are all up, don't know what will happen to them!

4 Dec, 2015

 

No snowdrops or hellebores yet but plenty of primroses and the campanula are going mad even in the shady spots, I've only just finished popping some bulbs in, what with health issues and then all the rain I was a tad behind, its always a treat to see what you have in flower Brian.
The less said about Windows 10 the better. sigh......

4 Dec, 2015

bjs
Bjs
 

Lincslass
the snowdrops are an early variety but still a month early
Hope your health issues have been resolved
B

Melchisedec
Yes I have seen a few iris and loads of allium as you say not sure what hard frost will do to the soft growth
B

4 Dec, 2015

 

Thankyou Brian, getting my mojo back now and I can see clearly as well, so hoping to be back in the garden at full strength come next springtime....

4 Dec, 2015

 

It is quite an interesting prospect, Brian! I wonder if this is the shape of things to come?

6 Dec, 2015

bjs
Bjs
 

Melchisedec
Reminds me a bit of Madeira the island not the drink they have a lot of semi tropical plants but if you go there in December you see a lot of the plants we have been growing throughout the summer and they seem a bit out of place there in December think it is down to what our brain is used to seeing ,if it happens gradually you take little notice, for instance Magnolias flower a full month earlier than they did 40 years ago but that was gradual,snowdrops a month early is sudden.
B

6 Dec, 2015

 

It certainly is! I read a few years ago that Spring now arrives three weeks earlier than it used to. This has been an exceptional year, though - warm weather early, then a long cold spell and a very poor summer. We hardly saw the sun here in the NW until Autumn, though it was not cold. I think the late sunshine was the last straw, and it completely confused the plants. They are very resilient, fortunately! I can't imagine new growth from bulbs like irises surviving a normal winter, though, can you?

6 Dec, 2015

 

These flowers are beautiful, but it does seem wrong to have them flowering before Christmas!

7 Dec, 2015

 

hi brian,

i installed windows 10 a little while ago and after a week or so clicked the un-install button and went back to my earlier version of windows.

8 Dec, 2015

bjs
Bjs
 

Maisiedad & Snoopdog
I have persevered for a month now and can find no gain from using it they seem to have just complicated things without any improvements.
Layout in my opinion is rubbish,will probably change back to seven the weekend

8 Dec, 2015

bjs
Bjs
 

Louisa
Can't get my head around it (I know it's an old head) there are Crocus in the garden that will be out in a couple of weeks and the buds are swelling and turning white on Magnolia stellata.

8 Dec, 2015

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