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Water Lily.

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Hi FaerieFlora, that looks beautiful, do you grow water lilies in half barrels?

26 Oct, 2007


Thank you Peter. Yes this water Lily enjoys growing in the half barrel filled with rain water, and its inseperable freinds, a colony of Ramshorn water snails, they lay their eggs underneath the the Lily pads each spring. I have had this plant a fair few years now, but within it's first year with me, it put out one flower bud, I was delighted. I watched it grow, and was eager to see it flower. Then one day it opened its beautiful petals to reveal it's glory. Later on that day I went to take a look at it, and too my dismay, the petals were strewn across the surface of the water like confetti. A squirrel had been responsible for the flowers distruction. . . This year I have seen five water Lilies in the half a barrel, and many Ramshorn snails. Oh I forgot, it is also lovely to watch the birds drinking from the water holding on with all their might to it's sides.

27 Oct, 2007


beautiful water lily

1 Jun, 2009


Gorgeous very pretty.

23 Nov, 2009


Thank you Morgana, it has been beautiful again this year.

3 Dec, 2009


Your welcome this one is a beauty wish I could have some will have to get a barrel or pond:o)

3 Dec, 2009

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