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Snakes head fritillary


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

found in long grass and weeds.



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Just the right place for them to grow.....quietly beautiful!

13 Apr, 2009

 

Beautiful

13 Apr, 2009

 

Thanks for the lovely comments. I really do like Fritillaria in their many forms.

14 Apr, 2009

 

magnificent my favourite fritillary!going to add this to my faves if you dont mind.

4 Aug, 2009

 

i dont mind at all indypendant.

5 Aug, 2009

 

I love these.
Planted some bulbs last year and they literally disappeared !
When the didn't emerge from underground i moved thee soil and there was nothing there !!!
Where did they go ???? :(

5 Aug, 2009

 

mice eat them and they are susceptible to rotting. if you plant more sit them on an inch layer of sand/grit to aid drainage. Thats what i do with all fritillaries and alliums.

5 Aug, 2009

 

The drainage in that area is very very good, the soil's very thin and poor.
I suspect then that something ate them because there's very little chance they rotted.
:((
I'll try them again though !

5 Aug, 2009



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