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Flowers offering pleasure today

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I’ve been confined to barracks for the last 3 days with a tummy bug. The flowers I could see from the kitchen window brightened my day. So as this is likely to be my last day off work I thought I’d share them with you.

At the base of the beech tree this clump of white pink speckled hellebores.

Just to the left of the hellebores are these winter aconites. Such a beacon in the dark shade and grey skies.

Moving forward to the revamped conifer bed I could see specks of pink amongst the beech leaves: Cyclamen coum.

Intermingled with the cyclamen are Iris histroides ‘Katherine Hodgkin’.

The Leucothoe is still looking good.

Moving to the rockery I have 2 different Iris in flower.
I. histroides ‘Lady Beatrix Stanley’

I. reticulata ‘Pixie’

The only other pretty flowers I can see are Violas in the wall manger next to the dining room window. I took the photo through the open window in a lull in the rain. Such happy little faces.

Hope these lift your spirits as much as they lift mine.

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They are so cheerful. Hope you are feeling better. x Nan

6 Feb, 2014

 

Such a cheery site,hope you are feeling much better SG

6 Feb, 2014

 

Yes I am thank you. Had a slice of toast and so far the molten lead sensation hasn't returned.

No idea where I picked it up from though :o(

6 Feb, 2014

 

Glad you are on the mend, lots of tummy bugs about, loved the pictures they are so cheerful, must have made you feel much better being able to see that amount of promise in the garden. :O)

6 Feb, 2014

 

Hi Sbg, glad you're feeling a lot better, I think a tummy bug is 1 of the worst things to get, especially as you don't know where it came from, and even though they tend to clear up pretty quickly, it seems never ending whilst you have it, lovely photo's, Derek.

6 Feb, 2014

 

We both had a tummy bug on our holiday. It's no fun! hope you are better. Life is so grey when you can't enjoy your food! :))

6 Feb, 2014

 

What lovely flowers - especially the iris. Glad you are recovering - tummy bugs are horrid.

6 Feb, 2014

 

It's been 'one of those days' so your blog and photos have given me a needy lift.
Thanks, Seaburn!
Hope the bug you caught is the 48hr variety, so you'll recover quickly!

6 Feb, 2014

 

keep of dairy produce

6 Feb, 2014

 

I have done for the last...oooh, forty years, Maisiesdad.

6 Feb, 2014

 

Glad you're feeling a bit better - those shots of the garden are enough to cheer anybody.

6 Feb, 2014

 

Aren't they just, Stera?

6 Feb, 2014

 

I agree with the others and hope you can expect a spell of good health so that you can get out there and enjoy all your hard work.

6 Feb, 2014

 

thanks for all you best wishes. feeling so much better. Have been avoiding dairy and wheat fibre generally. Mash for tea which I love any way. tummy much better and will be going back to work tomorrow.
Glad the pictures brought some cheer to you all too.

6 Feb, 2014

 

Atta girl! :-)

6 Feb, 2014

 

Glad you are just about back to normal. You have some lovely plants in your garden. Very cheerful....

7 Feb, 2014

 

It's encouraging to see everything growing in the spring.
I hope you're feeling better now ...

7 Feb, 2014

 

Yes, they have put a smile on my face too.

I love the spring colours in every picture.

8 Feb, 2014

 

Back to normal and I've been busy tidying up and pottering in the greenhouse. There has been blue sky most of the day but such strong winds. I decided to come in at about 3.30 as I was getting worried about branches blowing off the trees into the glass.

8 Feb, 2014

 

Glad to hear that you are now back to your usual self. :-))

All those photos of the plants flowering are very cheering indeed! I like Irises & Cyclamen. The Violas, with their cheery little faces, are capable of cheering anybody up! I have quite a few on my balcony this year & they look very nice indeed! I'm so pleased I got them!

9 Feb, 2014

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