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09/01/2012 at 11:40

I popped into my conservatory to check if anything needed watering and the sun was shining through the petals of my tibouchina - breathtakingly lovely.

 I always love the Haemanthus albiflos when its many stamens appear but now it has surprised me with how big its orange berries are.

10/01/2012 at 11:54

Fritillaria meleagris is a favourite soring bulb and I

often have white ones as well as the checkered variety and many with double heads but one surprised me by having three heads.

10/01/2012 at 18:58

Your pictures Happymarion are just lovely. There are many flowers that take my breath away, they are just so beautiful. I tried to upload some pictures of my garden flowers but apparently my files are too big, don't quite no how to get round that. Never mind.

10/01/2012 at 19:06

donutsmrs, my pictures are always too big to start off, but I "fix" them by cropping the picture below one megabyte ie 900 or so kilobytes. Then they get accepted.  I love it when the picture is of a suitable size and shape to be scrollod up and down and sideways as my computer does not do this or at least I don't know where to find it.

10/01/2012 at 19:34

 Hooray!!! I've done it. Took a while but I got there in the end. I grew all of these from seed. These are all in my front garden and are on two sides of my garden. It is   a new flower bed that my husband did for me when we altered ther garden.

10/01/2012 at 19:57

Well done.  That is so colourful.

13/01/2012 at 15:19

Another surprise today in my spinney. I have lots of cyclamen in my garden which the wild boar from the Forset of Dean would just love but this sowbread must be enough for a dinner as its leaves are bigger than my hand.  It is Cyclamen coum and promises to have lots of flowers which is great as it is near the path.

09/02/2012 at 12:22

Just what a cold February needs to cheer the soul.  These daffodil bulbs were "cheapies" from the pound shop - reduced from a pound to fifty pence a bag.  The cheapest things can surprise you.

09/02/2012 at 17:09
Happymarion I love your photographs. Is it possible to see a photograph of your whole conservatory of plants or is that impossible to do to be accepted on the site? We always see your garden and conservatory plants up close and I would love to see more pics of them as a whole.
09/02/2012 at 19:03

Will try tomorrow as snow is forecast for Bristol tonight so I may be housebound..  So glad you are enjoying my plants, Cassie.

10/02/2012 at 10:46

No snow but very cold so had a go at getting Cassie the pictures she wanted.  Not v ery successfully as the limitations of the site meant I had to cut a lot off.  but I will get out my big camera soon aand see wat i can do with that.  The floor of the conservatory will soon be covered in seeds and seedlings  to be planted out in the new potager when April arrives.

11/02/2012 at 12:13

Don't be

too quick to dead head your hydrangeas and they will surprise you with beautiful dried flower heads like this "Limelight" in my garden, Feb.11th.

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