Friday, 25 April 2008

Garden news.

This, when it's warm, is my favourite time of the year. Today, I asked Dad to take these photos.

This is a mix of an Azalea, Dog-Tooth Violet, Primulas, Celandines,and the ever present, err, what's their name?

mixture

This is a Snake's Head Fritilliary.

Snake's Head Fritilliary

The 'snow' on the grass is from the flowering cherry. I haven't taken any photos this year as the gales we had a few weeks ago knocked hundreds, possibly thousands of buds off!

Anyway, click on the pics and have a closer look. Oh, and for Mum2(PI), the Snake's Head Fritilliary is called: FRITILLIARIA MELEAGRIS.

18 comments:

ChrisB said...

I think the Snakes Head F. are pretty I saw on TV this week that the best place to see a meadow full of these flowers is Cricklade in Wiltshire. Apparently they only last a short while!

Karmyn R said...

Absolutely gorgeous.

We've had unseasonably cold weather so everything is 2-3 weeks behind normal. Daffodils are still blooming for goodness sakes. They should have all shriveled weeks ago.

© Karelian Blonde said...

Nice one JG! You have now inspired me to to go out and muck around in my garden :)

martin said...

Are we still doing the crap thing ?.

Jayne said...

No Martin, I'm last on the crap thing!
Lovely photos as always John. It's always a pleasure to see pics of your garden :-)
On my ride back from Liwa today (it was only 43C.....I'm a tad sunburnt) I couldn't help but smile whenever I saw millions of vygie in full flower. The Abu Dhabi govt uses recycled water to make verges & roundabouts 'pretty' & it's so nice to see a splash of colour in the midst of a desert :-)

john.g. said...

The crap thing is done, and Jayne got the prize.......A photo of Trigger!!

PI said...

Thank you honey! That reminds me - what's happened to my fritillaries? They haven't appeared yet and we must be ahead of you midlanders:)

Sylv said...

simply beautiful photos andflowers you got there !
Here it only just stopped raining about two days ago, everything is still very brown looking....but i hope, weather permitting, to catch up soon with the UK ,and starting to do some gardening work.

Keith said...

That's the finest collection of weeds I've ever seen!

Jayne said...

Don'tcha just love it when Keith pops in!

Anji said...

Lovely to see the flowers again; I've got celandines this year, my mum sent me the seeds over years ago and I thought they had died out. Someone told me that they are considered as weeds here - not in my garden!

Brom said...

Bloomin marvellous!

Sally Lomax said...

I'm impressed! I've lived in the country most of my life but have great dificulty in naming any flowers beyond a rose, a daffodil and a snowdrop. I know bluebells and daisies of course. Oh yes and our magnolias from the tree in our garden......and fuschias (they are very pink)..... and then I'm seriously struggling........ Clementines and buttercups? is there a difference?

john.g. said...

Sally, you're back!

The Wrath of Dawn said...

"What are these flower things?" She wrote from the frozen north where just yesterday she awoke to a light dusting of snow.

Damn my grandparents for emigrating from the UK! I coulda had flowers already!

Nice pics, J!

john.g. said...

Dawn, welcome to the madhouse!

sablonneuse said...

Oh I'm so jealous. Last Autumn my daughter and I made a new flower bed and lovingly filled it with plants. What did we get this Spring?
One lupin, one heuchera, one rose (but I have to admit I planted the other one upsidedown and realised too late) and masses of weeds.
This morning I dug out the weeds and sowed lots of seeds for a herb garden. Fingers crossed.

john.g. said...

Good luck Sandy!