Early Bloomers!- latest pics 6/3/17

Frank Rhodes suggested we send in pictures of late-winter and early spring flowers, so I hope many of you will contribute (send photos to hantsags@yahoo.com )

It’s a great chance to share with other members the flowers which we can’t actually bring in to the meetings, especially those that flower frustratingly just too late or too early for the meetings!

March 6th 2017 from Frank Rhodes

Here is Draba lasiocarpa flowering in a pan in Frank’s garden. 

Drama lasiocarpa

Draba lasiocarpa

 

March 2nd 2017 from Steve and Angela Lobley

Delightful Corydalis malkensis from Steve and Angela.

Corydalis malkensis

Corydalis malkensis

February 27th 2017 from Elizabeth Hale

The bees were enjoying Elizabeth’s crocus in the Spring sunshine recently.

Crocus tommasinianus

Crocus tommasinianus

 

February 14th 2017 from Frank Rhodes

A delightful Tulipa urumiensis – purchased as T.u.Tity’s Star at our bulb sale? –  growing up through Cyclamen foliage in Frank’s garden.

Tulipa urumiensis (Tity's Star?)

Tulipa urumiensis (Tity’s Star?)

 

February 7th 2017 from Mike Powell

Thanks to Mike for some photos from his garden.

Cyclamen in Mike's garden

Cyclamen in Mike’s garden

Cyclamen in Mike's garden

Cyclamen in Mike’s garden

Galanthus elwesii Lord Monostictus

Galanthus elwesii Lord Monostictus

 

February 3rd 2017 from Lesley Baker

Autumn 2015 I bought 5 bulbs of Iris reticulata Eyecatcher, one of the new I. reticulatas bred by Alan McMurtrie. The 5 bulbs produced 5 lovely flowers. I have been very surprised – and delighted – that this year I have already had 10 flowers, and the bulbs seem to have bulked up, which is very promising.

Iris reticulata Eyecatcher

Iris reticulata Eyecatcher

February 1st 2017 from Frank Rhodes

This Poygala chamaebuxus was uncovered as Frank cut back the Epimedium growing over it. A lovely bright flower for a winter’s day!

Polygala chamaebuxus

Polygala chamaebuxus

 

January 27th Display table at our meeting last night!

There were quite a few Early Bloomers on the display table at our meeting last night – mostly Narcissi! Here are some of them.

Narcissus sp

Narcissus sp

Narcissus cantabricus ssp cantabricus

Narcissus cantabricus ssp cantabricus

Narcissus sp

Narcissus sp

Narcissus viridiflora seedling

Narcissus viridiflora seedling – Paddy’s photo

A tiny Narcissus from Paddy

A tiny Narcissus from Paddy – her photo

Ranunculus calandrinioides

Ranunculus calandrinioides

Ornithogalum

Ornithogalum

Lachenalia bulbifera George

Lachenalia bulbifera George

 

Habenaria tridactylites

Habenaria tridactylites – Mike’s phot

 

January 26th from Lesley Baker:

End of January, and the cold weather seems to have stopped most of my plants in their tracks, but Iris unguicularis is flowering away happily, even though it’s not in a choice position! Such a joy on a cold winter’s day!

Iris unguicularis

Iris unguicularis

 

Early January from Frank Rhodes:

Here is the first picture, sent by Frank, of his Helleborus Bowles Yellow, which was given to him by Chris Brickell in 1988! That plant was thought to have come directly from Bowles himself, but may have come from Middleton House after Bowles demise. It flowers each year from early January onwards.

Hellebore Bowles Yellow

Hellebore Bowles Yellow

 

 

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