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Good Morning, from Lilly, Rose & Daisy !

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Good Morning, from Lilly, Rose & Daisy !

Just thought I would brighten up the day, with some flowery pics from my garden

This one, is at 379 x zoooOOOOOM !... subject it 50 ft from camera.

 

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Rose bud, at 50feet  379x zoooOOOOM!  Hand held.

 

 

 

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Re: Good Morning, from Lilly, Rose & Daisy !

Very nice @shutter Thumbs_Up

Our garden (what there is of it) is awash with lupins and foxgloves this year. Keeping those white tailed bumble bees busy and happy that's for sure.  

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Re: Good Morning, from Lilly, Rose & Daisy !

Here's my old Amaryllis. Originated from a small free (that's why I like it) bulb I got from the Sun newspaper many years ago.

 

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Re: Good Morning, from Lilly, Rose & Daisy !

How do you make an Amaryllis flower again?  I had one, and followed the instructions to the letter, but only got lots of long leaves the next year.

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Re: Good Morning, from Lilly, Rose & Daisy !

It just did.

When things warmed up it lived outside. When it got colder it lived in the little unheated greenhouse you can see in the background.

It just grew and grew. More bulbs popping up alongside the bigger bulbs. It was already bursting out of that big bucket when I took the picture. It seemed to flower for quite a long period. You can see more flower spikes coming in the picture.

I tend to neglect things. Maybe you were looking after yours too well.

 

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Re: Good Morning, from Lilly, Rose & Daisy !

With most bulbs if you chop the flowers off before they go to seed the bulb will divide underground and you get more flowers next year ( it is a protection thing to ensure if it can't make seeds it makes more bulbs ). The reason places like Spalding and Netherlands have flower festivals during bulb flowering season is that if they chop flowers off they get more bulbs - and it is the bulbs they want to sell, they even feed their cattle on the flowers - don't know if it colours or adds scent to the milk.

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Re: Good Morning, from Lilly, Rose & Daisy !


@wotsup wrote:

don't know if it colours


Like the canary food with red dye in which colours the paler canaries.

Cattle would look good if instead of black patches they had multi coloured ones.

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@billnotben wrote:

Cattle would look good if instead of black patches they had multi coloured ones.


The farmers would make a killing hiring them out for the gay pride parades.

Re. the Amaryllis, I kept it in a cool dry place as instructed, then brought it out at the time recommended, but no flowers.  My grandmother, who was the gardener in our family, swore that the Dutch stuck matchsticks in bulbs so they would die after one season.