Garden Sundries

A range of really useful thingamabobs for the gardener. From a Paper Pot Press for making your own pots to Boot Jacks and Twine.

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White Snakes Head Fritillary.
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. Nodding away in our first ‘Spring area’ of the garden is this solitary White Snakes Head Fritillary, set amongst the usual pink/purple checkerboard types it quite stands out, which I love. I think it likes being the only one here, you can sort of tell by the way it nods knowingly in the breeze. This is a bulb that I seriously wouldn’t want to be without, I hope you can see why. Plus to make sure the white variety continues I planted several more in the newer ‘Spring area’ a couple of years ago, but they are yet to open this year and I couldn’t wait any longer to shoot this. It just goes to show what effect a small distance apart has in the garden, I will snap the others when they kindly decide it’s the right time. The Fritillary is related to the lily family so I have to watch out for attacks from the dreaded scarlet lily beetle every year, good job they are scarlet at least it’s easy to spot them. It’s always lets say interesting when trying to pick off the lily beetle as many gardeners will already know, I’m getting familiar with their crafty way of dropping off the fritillaries just when they think you are after them, but then astonishingly they actually play dead in an upturned position on the ground making it really difficult to spot them. Which begs the question really… just how do they know to do that? Stay safe and here’s wishing you a happy Fritillary Friday!🌿😊 . . . . .
. . #myslowandsimple #dreaminginpictures #mystoryoflight #botanicaldreamers #allthingsbotanical
White Snakes Head Fritillary.
.
. Nodding away in our first ‘Spring area’ of the garden is this solitary White Snakes Head Fritillary, set amongst the usual pink/purple checkerboard types it quite stands out, which I love. I think it likes being the only one here, you can sort of tell by the way it nods knowingly in the breeze. This is a bulb that I seriously wouldn’t want to be without, I hope you can see why. Plus to make sure the white variety continues I planted several more in the newer ‘Spring area’ a couple of years ago, but they are yet to open this year and I couldn’t wait any longer to shoot this. It just goes to show what effect a small distance apart has in the garden, I will snap the others when they kindly decide it’s the right time. The Fritillary is related to the lily family so I have to watch out for attacks from the dreaded scarlet lily beetle every year, good job they are scarlet at least it’s easy to spot them. It’s always lets say interesting when trying to pick off the lily beetle as many gardeners will already know, I’m getting familiar with their crafty way of dropping off the fritillaries just when they think you are after them, but then astonishingly they actually play dead in an upturned position on the ground making it really difficult to spot them. Which begs the question really… just how do they know to do that? Stay safe and here’s wishing you a happy Fritillary Friday!🌿😊 . . . . .
. . #myslowandsimple #dreaminginpictures #mystoryoflight #botanicaldreamers #allthingsbotanical