Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day ~ February 2012.

Time and the wind conspired against me today when it came to GBBD ~ too little of the former and too much of the latter. Himself treated me to a whirlwind garden centre tour as a belated Valentine's offering. Three garden centres in one day - what more could a girl want - well maybe a visit to a nursery but March is still on the horizon. No exciting purchases today - I was on a mission to find 'Lady Crystl' seed potatoes but none to be had. I resisted the temptation to purchase a half price malus which stared me in the face from the confines of the seasonal clearance area - it was not the one I have set my heart on. So showing great restraint my only puchase was a box of potato fertiliser for the potatoes I have still to get.

So here are just one or two 'Fair Maids of February' ~ 

The first to be accurate is a gentleman - 'John Gray' an old cultivar with large flowers. Then hopefully illustrating that they don't look all the same ~ two 'drops deep in conversation ~ 'Wendy's Gold' and 'Edinburgh Ketton' ~


I am still wondering why snowdrops can be such awkward characters to photograph at times. I must discard as many photos as I keep probably more. Now for coffee and a browse round other February blooms thanks to May Dreams Gardens.

18 comments:

  1. If they're difficult to photograph you keep it well hidden.

    I just don't see snowdrops in this corner of France. Odd.

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  2. I love snowdrops and know exactly what you mean about photographing them. I admire your restraint shopping!

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  3. Your Galanthus are delightful, and the second shot is so perfect, two distinctly different plants, heads dropped, deep in gardening gossip, and so early in the season! Hope all is well with you!

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  4. I find the same thing Anna, a lot of times I just get white blobs. Gorgeous drops, very envious.

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  5. Lovely presentation.

    Happy Bloom Day.

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  6. I think you have to look really closely to notice the difference in different kinds of snowdrops. Three garden centres in one day sounds like bliss, I don't think I'd have been as restrained as you.

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  7. Beautiful photos of your snowdrops, Anna! I still haven't mastered taking photos of them...I'd be happy just to have some blooming right now:)

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  8. I had the same problem trying to find Lady Christl in the end a very kind fellow blogger sent me some of his.

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  9. I admire your willpower in the garden centres. I am learning to restrain myself too. I am tempted by plants that are different to the ones I had researched and then when I buy them I nearly always end up disappointed. I need to stick to my guns a bit more. Those snowdrops are very pretty. Mine in the garden are just the common ones, I do like the more unusual varieties.

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  10. Your snowdrops are pretty and I can see the difference just cant get excited about them.

    Potato fertiliser? I didnt know there was such a thing, do I need this, when do I use?

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  11. Admirable restraint Anna, though bad luck on the Lady Christl tubers. I'm with Helen on the snowdrops I'm afraid. I can see - and admire - the differences in your close-ups, but am perfectly happy with drifts of the commonest in my own garden, I just won't appreciate those differences enough to crawl around and pay the extra required... Call me cheap...

    Vive la difference!

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  12. Me again,

    Have you seen

    http://transatlanticplantsman.typepad.com/transatlantic_plantsman/2012/02/the-worlds-most-expennsive-snowdrp.html

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  13. Lovely blooms...spring really is just around the corner, isn't it! You're so brave to resist that Malus...it's always hard for me to resist a deal!

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  14. Anna, Kudos to you for showing restraint in the face of a clearance malus. I find it particularly hard to show restraint at the end of winter when I'm eager to get into the garden. Your snowdrops are such a lovely harbinger of spring. -Jean

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  15. I just love the snowdrops. I only have one planting of them, and for whatever reason, they come up way later than I see them anywhere else. We have no bulbs flowering yet, despite our mild winter.

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  16. Beautiful snowdrops!
    Mine did not bloom in time for GBBD - just showing a little color now.
    Have a great day!
    Lea

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  17. Lovely and unusual flower. I don't remember seeing it before. @Vandana

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All your comments are much appreciated and treasured. I wil try to reply to everyone who leaves a comment, but it may take me a few days, especially when I start spending more time in the garden and at the lottie. I know that you will understand :) I am sure that I will also visit your blog if I have not already done so. If you have any specific questions I will either reply to them here or you can email me at : thegreentapestry@gmail.com

Namasté

- Anna.