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Anthony Darby

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Early February 2007
« on: February 02, 2007, 06:58:40 PM »
No pics. Too sad after the meeces bit through one of my Narcissus hedraeanthus flower stalks and chomped a bit out of the other's flower last night :'( Still, happy Groundhog Day to those across the pond. Did the beasty see his shadow today?
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Re: Early February 2007
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2007, 07:07:31 PM »
Anthony, on the TV news there was film of the local "worthies" dressed up like eejits, dragging the poor critter out of his den, holding him up like a parcel and showing him off to the assembled crowds... mostly journos, I think, and plonking the benighted beast on a barrel top to see if said shadow was being cast... cries of, "can't see for all the flashbulbs "....
So, your guess is as good as mine!

It was Australia day recently,I don't suppose they hauled Rolf Harris out of a hole and held him up to the light?
No? I thought not.
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Re: Early February 2007
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2007, 07:25:13 PM »
Post by Anne Wright, moved from January page! Anthony Darby was being cheeky!...
"Is it February or is my calendar fast? "

Anne wrote: Here are a couple of new delights - the hellebore is a seedling from Ashwoods seed, and the ravishing anemone has been wonderful in the sun, like blood red velvet.

Yellow seedling from Ashwood seed.
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Anemone bordeaux
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Re: Early February 2007
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2007, 07:25:42 PM »
The groundhog didn't impress Bill Murray much either ;D Cheeky? Moi? Wash your mouth out lassie!
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Re: Early February 2007
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2007, 08:02:17 PM »
Anne - that Anemone Bordeaux really has a lovely rich red colour - thank you for showing it.
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Re: Early February 2007
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2007, 11:29:58 PM »
Last week it snowed - this week it is spring again .... or am I dreaming?

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Re: Early February 2007
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2007, 11:33:19 PM »
And under glass all sorts of things are stirring.  Last month I posted a pic of a little Hyacinthella in the garden ... I named it wrong :-[  Now that it has grown up a bit I can see it is Hyacinthella millingrenii, pictured below on the right.  In the same shot is the plant I grow as Hyacinthella atchleyi.  The latter does OK outside too and I like it better for its open mouthed, subtlely blue flowers.

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Re: Early February 2007
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2007, 10:29:45 PM »
Them's lovely Tony.
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Re: Early February 2007
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2007, 05:55:15 PM »
Fantastic sunny weather today, but the ground and pots remained frozen - I thought the mosses looked cute half melted! The scent in the alpine (bulb) house was wonderful so I stayed in there most of the time playing at being a bee with my daffs. Fantastic sunset tonight, so hope the weather will be good tomorrow too.
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Re: Early February 2007
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2007, 09:04:16 PM »
I hope you have good weather tomorrow,verry nice sunset. We have nice weather this week-end, here two Asarums flowering in the greenhouse:
first A.megacalyx and A.splendens
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Re: Early February 2007
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2007, 03:12:41 AM »
Those are fantastic flowers Chris. What amazing texture. I have A. splendens but not flowered yet. I just love the marbled foliage.
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Re: Early February 2007
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2007, 10:03:08 AM »
Great to come back after a few days down in Glasgow and catch up with the forum postings.

The gardens I was looking at were all new start up gardens, part of a radio program I do work for, so there is nothing to show but a lot of nice weeds.

But I was put up in a hotel with a great view over the River Clyde to the site that housed the National Garden Festival in 1986/ish. 1988??

I amused myself by taking some pictures through my hotel room window with my oldest compact digital camera to see how far I could push it.

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Re: Early February 2007
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2007, 10:58:19 AM »
Chris,

The asarum are beautiful, fabulous.

I grow A. caudatum and A. europeum in the garden and they do very well, self-seeding generously. Must add some of these nice ones.

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Re: Early February 2007
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2007, 12:52:50 PM »
Reposted here from Hellebore page.
Post by Michael Campbell, who wrote: Some Romuleas in in bloom in the garden today. I thought these plants were not hardy, they are enjoying at the frost
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Re: Early February 2007
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2007, 08:09:12 PM »
An interesting starry flowered Heleborus niger that I got at B&Q.
When I washed off the roots before I planted it I discovered that it was not one plant but four seedlings.
I wonder what the others will turn out like.
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