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Winter wonders

Posted: 07/02/2013 at 15:49

Those white and purple crocuses at the Bristol Botanic garden do not mind the February freeze.  

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They are under an old oak tree.

Winter wonders

Posted: 02/02/2013 at 20:06

Oh dear, Busy-Lizzie.  i don't know what has caused that.  I am still getting them OK.

Winter wonders

Posted: 02/02/2013 at 14:12

Snowdrops are one of the wonders of winter and it is Feb.2nd and they are in full bloom in my garden.  I paid £20 for one bulb of "Colossus"  a few years ago and now look at the clump of very tall. large flowered , sweetly scented plants.

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 Here are some more of my many varieties and species.

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 And here are some of my doubles which shine out from dark corners.

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Winter wonders

Posted: 01/02/2013 at 09:25

That is really wonderful. a sight for sore eyes.as they say.

Winter wonders

Posted: 31/01/2013 at 17:46

Here is a real winter wonder growing in the greenhouses at Bristol Botanic Garden.  It is the Darwin orchid - Angraecum sesquipedale.  It is famous because when Darwin found it the pollinating moth had not been identified

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and he predicted it would have a long tongue to match and he was right so the moth has in its Latin name "praedicta" It is an example of co-evolution.  It only flowers for a week every year and the spurs in this one are about ten inches long.

Talkback: Waiting for the snow to thaw

Posted: 28/01/2013 at 16:30
Ah. James. I already have a duck pond at the kitchen door and loads of birdseed and crumbled fat balls on the paths. lots of eucalyptus bark everywhere needed picked up and snowdrops blushing unseen as I saw them a couple od days ago. Yes, the snow for being so pristine leaves us with a mucky mess. The weather this week is not going to be good.

Guess the little tree

Posted: 23/01/2013 at 16:02

My first thought was an azalea.  Look to see whether there are any thorns.

Winter wonders

Posted: 18/01/2013 at 23:41

Just lovely, Busy-Lizzie.  TY.  Our gardens really are winter woderlands now.

Winter wonders

Posted: 18/01/2013 at 11:32

All sorts of things we never notice much become very significent when it snows like chimneys, gates and fences.

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 And my golden privet has a cap of snowballs.

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Winter wonders

Posted: 18/01/2013 at 10:38

Four inches of snow on my conservatory roof and still snow but the garden looks so beautiful.  Pictures when I get them edited.

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