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Snakes head Fritillary

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By Meanie


Snakes head Fritillary (Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary))

I put a pot of offsets in the shed for the winter and shoved them up against the wall with some polycarbon to shelter them a little more.
And her they are, in bloom!



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Think I may have to try some of these....

26 Feb, 2011

amy
Amy
 

How lovely Meanie , mine are just showing through the grass i'm sure they will be ages before they flower .....

26 Feb, 2011

 

I suppose that I did kind of cheat by putting them undercover, but I only did it because they were the offsets.
No sign of the parents yet though.

26 Feb, 2011

 

Οh, lovely lovely lovely....I've sown seeds for these....Wonder when I'm going to see the flowers???

26 Feb, 2011

 

When did you sow the seeds Alex?
They're a bulb, so it may be a while....

26 Feb, 2011

 

Wonderful....
I sowed them 11-2
Just reading info....it says plant out in spring, so hopefully I will see flowers from March to May. (I hope)

26 Feb, 2011

 

fantastic looking plant

26 Feb, 2011

 

Good luck with them Alex.
Thank you Yorkshire!

26 Feb, 2011

 

Thanks Meanie, I think I will need it. ;o)

26 Feb, 2011

 

Meanie:

Incredible shot! Love the flowers too.

28 Feb, 2011

 

Thank you Delonix!
It was taken outdoors in daylight, but I used flash (as if there is no immediate background it's a good way to get the black background).

28 Feb, 2011

 

Meanie:

I use the flash on my camera...I never get the black background. How do you achieve that?

28 Feb, 2011

 

I use quite a small f-stop (depth of focus).

28 Feb, 2011

 

Meanie:

Thanks! I'll have to try it.

28 Feb, 2011

 

Set the camera white balance to daylight (sunny, shade or cloudy - whichever is appropriate) and manually activate the flash. This is how I do it with my DSLR.

28 Feb, 2011

 

Meanie:

Thanks for the instructions! I do have those settings.

1 Mar, 2011



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