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All year round flowers!

I’ve been looking through a flower book to decide which bulbs I’m going to plant. I want flowers all year round and it’s nicely indexed at the back by the months the bulbs grow. Took a bit of cross referencing because it only had the Latin names and I’m barely capable with english (hehe) but I’ve compiled a nice list 🙂

November/December/January

Crocus
Cyclamen
Galanthus (Snowdrop)

February/March/April

Bulbocodium (Sping Saffron)
Iris
Narcissus (Daffodils)
Scilla (Bluebell, Squil)
Tulipa

May/June/July

Allium (Flowering Onion)
Bradiaea (Queen Fabiola)
Convallaria (Lilly of the Valley)
Erythrunium (Dogs Tooth Violet)
Gladiolus (Sword Lilly)
Anemone

August/September/October

Acidanthera (Abyssinian Gladiolus)
Amaryllis (Belladonna Lilly)
Canna (Canna Lilly)
Freesia
Zephyranthes (Zephyr Lilly)

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A Bat Flower

This is just truly stunning. I would love one of these 🙂


Bat Flower Collection


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Snow, snow and more snow! My water butts have ice 6inches deep in them, the ground is solid and I cracked my plant pots trying to empty them!

There’s nowt better than a good ol’ fire at the allotment on a snowy day 🙂 so had one this evening! It got rid of some rubbish anyway and I got a bit of tidying done.

It’s a Boy!

The first thing I ever harvested! (5th August 2009)

Allotment

I have had the allotment for about 8months and have decided to start a blog to collate everything (things that I’ve collected, ideas, plans and photos) and hopefully get ideas, opions and feedback from other, more experienced gardeners!