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2017 is all white and wet

bjs

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So much rain and more to come but still some flowers are doing there best
I could not live outside for much more than an hour leave alone permanently
some outside some inside, see what you think this is a mix of winter and spring

Hellebore seedling no name


Galanthus Diggory you have seen before now fully open below

Always the first Daphne in flower in my garden blagayana Brenda Anderson.

below where I prefer to be under cover

Start of a little bit of colour to cheer us up

small Hepatica seedling doing its best

Enjoy

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Congratulations ! A wonderful achievement.

2 Feb, 2017

 

Yes plenty of rain here too but your plants are doing well, they don't seem to mind.

2 Feb, 2017

 

S DELIGHTFUL AS ALWAYS bRIAN

As delightful as always Brian. I love the Daphne, especially displayed like that. And the Hartshorn with snowdrops - what a lovely idea! And now I understand why people collect snowdrop varieties!

2 Feb, 2017

 

That Daphne is great Brian and i agree about living outdoors. I've re-comissioned the bird table after seeing the blue-tits and great-tits sitting in the hedge. How on earth do birds survive? Yesterday we watched little field mice underneath looking for scraps the birds had dropped. Again...so tiny...how on earth do they manage? Every time I go in the greenhouse I half expect to see a menagerie has moved in! But so far I seem to have kept them out. Poor wee things! Love your photos! :)

3 Feb, 2017

 

Splendid displays of Spring promises, love Diggory, rather different.

3 Feb, 2017

 

wonderful Brian. love the wet outside photos in particular.

3 Feb, 2017

 

Lovely pictures Brian - your plants offer encouragement to us all - are the Hellebores self seeders or should I have collected seed - I have several mature plants which are out in bloom and my Hepatica seedlings are still very tiny but seem to be holding on - Jane

3 Feb, 2017

 

I love the seersucker texture of the petals on G. Diggory. Snowdrop varieties are often very similar and it is hard to tell the differences but nothing else looks like Diggory. The Daphne is lovely as are all the prims.

3 Feb, 2017

bjs
Bjs
 

Thanks everybody.
Forgot to mention, Goyers have asked in the past Re the Daphne scent and I have always answered that I have never detected any,However this week when I went past I picked up a beautiful scent,this was all the more surprising as my nose was well blocked with a horrible cold.

Jane the Hellebores seed and grow where they fall there are thousands of them,you can collect as many as would like if you are this way.

Sheila & Siris
Diggory is one that you can see and be pretty sure of its name without looking at the label

3 Feb, 2017

 

Nice to see colour in the garden at this time of year. OH mentioned that he had seen snowdrops in the hedgerows and I expect that people are visiting Kingston Lacy House to see the snowdrop walks there. Over 30 different species of snowdrop are on display which get better with every year.

3 Feb, 2017

 

I think Ishall cisit Cambo House Snowdrop walk this year. Havent been for a few years.

3 Feb, 2017

 

A truly beautiful display, everything looks so lovely.
Well done you :-)

3 Feb, 2017

bjs
Bjs
 

Eirlys
That sounds Nice,
Think i have about stopped collecting them now
Last count there was just over 40 varieties here about 20 to many, problem is if you loose the label from some of them almost impossible to identify.

Karen you need to pick a sunny day found these large collections are very disappointing if the are all closed up

3 Feb, 2017

 

Lovely to see so many Snowdrops open! Like you, Brian, I'd prefer to be inside- especially when it's cold & wet! Even though all my gardening is done on a balcony even I seldom go outside when it's cold!

3 Feb, 2017

 

Yes, good idea Brian :) We ought to get at least one decent day this month!

3 Feb, 2017

amy
Amy
 

You always bring spring early to us Brian with your lovely display of flowers brightening the days ...

4 Feb, 2017

 

Enjoy......yes I certainly did Brian, love Diggory....we only have a couple of specials......thought they had perished, but no found one, not clump but one!! keep meaning to mark them......old age and all that!!

7 Feb, 2017

 

I found some of my 'other' named varieties today. The original labels seem to be surviving so far.

8 Feb, 2017

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