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A garden flower photo (Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary))



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Very pretty combination.

13 Apr, 2009

 

I agree these are pretty. Are they difficult to grow?

13 Apr, 2009

 

Some sites say they like well-drained light, moist soil, others say they like damp areas in grass or semi-shade.

www.pfaf.org (Plants for a Future) seems to cover all bases, saying: "The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and requires well-drained soil. The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It requires moist soil." Some of mine are in heavy clay with some added grit and they have seeded themselves into a path that is gravel laid on top of hard core. Guesswork, really.

13 Apr, 2009

 

very pretty,I like the shape of the flower

13 Apr, 2009

 

Very natural looking. I'm glad you have success with these as I never have.

13 Apr, 2009

 

Very lovely Wagger and a super pic..........purple, cream, grey...super!

13 Apr, 2009

 

Toto, when I first put them in, some of them settled and some disappeared - now they seed in the most peculiar places.
Janey, Thanks - they do look pretty amongst the Weigela foliage.

13 Apr, 2009

 

Lovely little flowers - visited Scottish borders and they grew wild through the woods like our bluebells seem to like it moist and cool.

13 Apr, 2009

 

I loved the picture of them on rbtkew's blog from Kew Gardens - they're stunning en masse.

13 Apr, 2009



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