I’m hoping to have a good response again from members sending your photos for this year’s calendar. It’s lovely to see what you’ve seen on your trips, and what you’ve been growing in your gardens! Here goes for December 2017.
Thank you for the photos that have been sent. There are a few more that I will post after Christmas.
Day 24 December 2017
This delightful Narcissus Ice Warrior comes from Kevin, and he says that it will be in flover until March.
Day 23 December 2017
Galanthus Diggory from Paddy is our penultimate picture for 2017.
Day 22 December 2017
Anemone blanda from Victor – looking forward to seeing these again before too long!
Day 21 December 2017
A lovely alpine meadow in the Dolomites, dotted with St. Bernard’s Lily, Paradisea liliastrum, sent by Caroline.
Day 20 December 2017
Erythronium Joanna thriving in a damp shady spot in Paddy and Ben’s garden.
Day 19 December 2017
Lovely Nerine sarniensis flowering still in December, from Kevin.
Day 18 December 2017
Caroline sends this picture of wonderful clump of Ladies Slipper Orchids, Cypripedium calceolus, seen in the Dolomites last June.
Day 17 December 2017
Steve and Angela Lobley sent this picture of Crocus adanensis, seen at Wisley.
Day 16 December 2017
This stunning sight of Common Spotted Orchids on Southampton Common comes from Victor. (I’ll post a close up in the ‘extra’ photos after Christmas)
Day 15 December 2017
From Christine and David Hughes comes this beautiful Meconopsis seen at Cluny House Gardens in Scotland.
Day 14 December 2017
Ben has sent a picture of his Trilliums – T. grandiflorum and T. grandiflorum roseum in the garden.
Day 13 December 2017
Seedheads of Dryas suendermannii silhouetted in the evening sun in my garden this summer.
Day 12 December 2017
This Kangaroo Paw (Anigozanthos) was photographed by Victor at the Eden Project.
Day 11 December 2017
Today a picture from Frank of Scutellaria suffrutescens Texas Rose, growing in his garden.
Day 10 December 2017
Gentians in the Dolomites this summer, from Janice.
Day 9 December 2017
Today we have Alstroemeria hookeri from Paddy, a dwarf Peruvian lily which she has grown from seed. It prefers a sunny, sheltered spot in well-drained soil, and bears its beautiful flowers in summer.
Day 8 December 2017
Charming Dianthus Little Jock growing in Olenka’s garden.
Day 7 December 2017
From Christine and David Hughes, this picture of Aconitum on the Eiger Trail
Day 6 December 2017
Ben has sent this picture of Cyclamen cretica from their trip to Crete this year
Day 5 December 2017
From Caroline ‘Daphne malyana flowering in the open in Jiri Papousek’s garden near Prague. He has another growing in his tufa tunnel, but it has fewer flowers. About 6″/15cm across.’
Day 4 December 2017
Viola biflora seen in the Maritime Alps in Southern France on my (Lesley’s) trip there last May.
Day 3 December 2017
This Gladiolus viridiflorus was sent by Steve and Angela Lobley.
Day 2 December 2017
Janice photographed this Silene acaulis in the Dolomites earlier this year.
Day 1 December 2017
Starting with a delightful picture from Paddy of the tufa bed coming to life in late winter
Another year, another advent calendar of photos from group members. Thanks for the great response for requests for photos this year. More welcome if you haven’t already contributed!
Day 24 December 2016
Our last picture- two today!- for this year comes from Harvey – the Wreath flower, Lechenaultia macrantha, found in Western Australia.
Thank you to all who have contributed photos – there have been many more than 24, and I will post them on the News page shortly for all to enjoy!
Day 23 December 2016
This delightful Soldanella carpatica was photographed by Steve Lobley at NAPS Southern this year.
Day 22 December 2016
Another photo from Caroline’s trip to Argentina of Austrocactus bertinii growing in dry steppe, RP9, Santa Cruz Valley .
Day 21 December 2016
From Harvey’s travels in Western Australia, an Enamel Orchid!
Day 20 December 2016
This beautiful snowdrop, Galanthus Wasp, was sent by Paddy Parmee.
Day 19 December 2016
A delightful Eyebright, Euphrasia rostkoviana (syn E. officinalis) from Janice Bennetts.
Day 18 December 2016
Dave Hanslow has sent this picture of a Corydalis flexuosa cultivar.
Day 17 December 2016
From me, Lesley, Callianthemum anemonoides growing in a trough.
Day 16 December 2016
One of Jo Whitfield’s Erythroniums today, lovely Erythronium Snowgoose.
Day 15 December 2016
Today we have a picture from Ben Parmee of Meconopsis Lingholm in their garden.
Day 14 December 2016
A Gentiana sino-ornata from the garden of Victor Humphrey.
Day 13 December 2016
A stunning Amaryllis belladonna, flowering very well this year, from Mike Powell.
Day 12 December 2016
A very cheering picture of Sternbergia greuteriana from Michael Baron, taken in October.
Day 11 December 2016
A collection of succulents and bulbs from Olenka Snell- Aeonium goochiae Ballerina, Echeveria Shaviana, Crocus pullchellus Zephyr and small terracotta planter.
Day 10 December 2016
From Gill Sawyer we have this Orchis italica, seen above Sorrento in May this year.
Day 9 December 2016
Today we have Trillium cuneatum and Cyclamen repandum from Kevin Hughes.
Day 8 December 2016
From Frank Rhodes we have Corydalis Beth Evans growing in his rockery.
Day 7 December 2016
Thanks to Malcolm Calvert for this picture of Primula Sunshine Suzie.
Day 6 December 2016
Aquilegia jonesii photographed in the Bighorn Mountains, Wyoming by David Hughes.
Day 5 December 2016
Dorothy Searle has sent this lovely picture of Androsace himalaiaca
Day 4 December 2016
Vitaliana primuliflora photographed in the French Pyrenees in June this year by Elisabeth Hale.
Day 3 December 2016
Caroline photographed Calceolaria uniflora on her trip in Torres del Paine National Park last year.
Day 2 December 2016
Steve Lobley has sent this beautiful picture of Erythronium Pagoda. I love the reflections in the raindrops.
Day 1 December 2016
Starting with a photo from Paddy of Meconopsis Branklin growing alongside the damp ditch in their garden. Beautiful tones of blue & purple.
We thought we could do another ‘Advent Calendar’ for December 2015, with pictures from members.
I’ve received a few already, but if any others would like to send me a picture or two, it would be lovely to have a contribution from as many as possible – from your garden, or maybe somewhere you visited, perhaps a holiday photo.
Email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Day 24 December 2015
For our last picture we have a snowy Christmas Hellebore from Paddy – not too much snow expected in Hampshire this year!
I hope you’ve enjoyed our pictures, and many thanks to all those who have contributed pictures this year. Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas.
Day 23 December 2015
Another picture from Christine and David’s trip to the Tien Shan this year- a hillside full of Eremurus lactiflorus.
Day 22 December 2015
Androsace helvetica on our calendar today, seen by John at Ankogel in Austria.
Day 21 December 2015
A very unusual plant today – Gamocarpha selliana – seen in Santa Cruz province of Argentina by Caroline very recently!
Day 20 December 2015
This beautiful Tulipa tetraphylla was seen in Tien Shan by Christine and David from Dorset.
Day 19 December 2015
Another picture from John today – Campanula zoysii, seen in Slovenia earlier this year.
Day 18 December 2015
This Epilobium fleischeri was seen by Janice at Mattmark Dam, Austria this year.
Day 17 December 2015
John has sent this Ranunculus glacialis, photographed earlier this year at Ankogel, Austria.
Day 16 December 2015
Today a red form of Pulsatilla vulgaris Papageno from me. (Lesley)
Day 15 December 2015
From Paddy we have a wonderful pot of Ledbouria libanoticum.
Day 14 December 2015
This delightful little Polar Campion – Silene uralensis ssp. arctica – was spotted by Elizabeth whilst in Spitzbergen.
Day 13 December 2015
Today we have a picture from Mike, showing some of his Disa orchids flowering now.
Day 12 December 2015
Janice has sent this lovely picture of Gentiana acaulis, seen at Chamonix in July this year.
Day 11 December 2015
Jo has sent us a picture of Helleborus Walburton’s Rosemary today.
Day 10 December 2015
Today, Saxifraga irvingii Gem from me (Lesley). It won’t be long before these are flowering again!
Day 9 December 2015
Clematis columbiana var tenuiloba Ylva from Paddy and Ben’s garden for today’s picture on our calendar.
Day 8 December 2015
Mike has sent a picture of beautiful Paeonia rockii growing in his garden.
Day 7 December 2015
Elizabeth saw a delightful Dryas octopetala on her trip to Spitsbergen, Norway.
Day 6 December 2015
Today a Petunia patagonica, sent from Caroline, who is currently in Argentina! This was growing by the roadside in Santa Cruz province.
Day 5 December 2015
On day 5 we have Anemonella thalictroides Oscar Schoaf from me! (Lesley)
Day 4 December 2015
Today’s picture comes from Jo – one of her beautiful Erythroniums, this one ‘Joanna’
Day 3 December 2015
From Janice Crinum graminicola, photographed in Stellenbosch Botanical Garden during their holiday in South Africa this year.
Day 2 December 2015
A superb clump of Scilla peruviana growing in Malcolm and Glenda’s garden this year.
Day 1 December 2015
To start our advent calendar this year, Allium narcissiflorum photographed by Paddy in her garden.
Thank you to all who have contributed to our calendar for December 2014.
Day 24 December 2014
Paddy has recently photographed Galanthus Three Ships flowering in Dave Hanslow’s garden.
Day 23 December 2014
Today we have Rhodohypoxis Hill Farm Red Eye from Dorothy.
Day 22 December 2014
An orchid from Mike today - Thunia bensonia.
Day 21 December 2014
From Caroline’s trip to Patagonia, we have Oxalis nahuelhuapiensis today. This little treasure was only about 3″ diameter.
Day 20 December 2014
Dorothy has sent us Physoplexis comosa today.
Day 19 December 2014
Today we have Ramonda myconi growing in Janice’s garden.
Day 18 December 2014
Today we have Crocus cambessedesii from Lesley, seen in the alpine house at Wisley in October 2013.
Day 17 December 2014
lovely Helleborus Anna’s Red from Paddy today.
Day 16 December 2014
Mike has sent us Dactylorhiza foliosa x saccifera.
Day 15 December 2014
A lovely plant of Morisia monanthos from Dorothy.
Day 14 December 2014
Some beautiful double pink Hepaticas from Paddy.
Day 13 December 2014
A lovely Galanthus Curly from Janice today.
Day 12 December 2014
Primula marginata Adrian Evans from Lesley.
Day 11 December 2014
Dorothy has sent a beautiful Gentiana verna.
Day 10 December 2014
Today we have Orchis simia from Mike Powell.
Day 9 December 2014
Today we have some beautiful Erythroniums from Paddy.
Day 8 December 2014
Caroline was delighted to see this colony of Pink Slipper Orchids (Cypripedium acaule) when she was in Maine Botanical Garden, USA, in June 2013.
Day 7 December 2014
Dorothy has sent a picture of Dianthus Eileen Lever.
Day 6 December 2014
A picture from Janice, taken in Japan, of Heloniopsis orientalis (probably). Heloniopsis is in the family Melanthiaceae. It used to be part of Liliaceae, and it is closely related to Ypsilandra.
Day 5 December 2014
Burnt Tip Orchid (Neotinea ustulata) photographed by Paddy in the Picos Mountains in Spain in June.
Day 4 December 2014
Globularia alypum seen in mountains in Southern Greece, from Lesley Baker
Day 3 December 2014
From Mike Powell we have some native orchids – Anacamptis laxiflora (lax-flowered orchid) and Anacamptis morio (Green-winged orchid)
Day 2 December 2014
Caroline has sent pictures of Oreopolus glacialis, seen on her trip to Patagonia last December.
“These bright yellow mats are a bit like stonecrop, growing everywhere in the Andes. This particular colony on the Cordon del Cajon Chico in Neuquen Province, Argentina (basically the rim of a huge extinct caldera), had a very strong perfume drifting downwind.”
Day 1 December 2014
A picture from Paddy and Ben’s garden, of Meconopsis horridula Slieve Donard.