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Mine are at the same stage as the ones in your first two photos. I wish they would bulk up a bit, I have the same amount year on year.
That clump has been there for quite a few years, Jo.
That is a really nice clump. I've never seen one put on a show quite like that.
It's probably the best it's been this year, Daphne.
I love these beauties. I posted on them too this morning. Great minds....!
Great minds indeed, Sarah. I've just read your post.
Hi, Sue!I've never seen before fritillary of this color and shape. Wonderful, I should have one in my garden.
We should have a white one too, Nadezda but it doesn't seem to have flowered this year it's exactly the same shape.
Just gorgeous! After seeing your & Marks post on these, they are definitely a "want" once I start adding to the ornamental beds.
They are lovely little flowers, Margaret. They actually can be found growing in the wild sprinkled in meadows.
I only have a couple in a pot but I never tire of looking at them.
We originally bought just one plant, Elaine. Surprisingly when it flowered we found that we had both snakes head and white ones in the same pot.
I think these snake's head fritillaries are the most beautiful of all fritillaries. Funny you call them snake's head fritillaries, we call them 'kievitseitje' is lapwing egg fritillaries.
I'm guessing the term lapwing egg fritillary refers to the similarity of the pattern, Janneke. . The snakes head name comes from the fact that the burs look rather like a snakes head.
Utterly gorgeous, they really do look like snakes heads don't they? I much prefer the purple ones to the white....I took a pic today of the inside of them, it must be like entering fairyland to an insect!xxxx
I like both colours, Dina but I think you are right in that the snake head one is more interesting than the white one.
A close-up gives you a completely diffierent view doesn't!Ours are not out yet but the last two days temperatures were around 20 C, so this should be coming before long.
I think taking close up photographs, Alain makes you look in far more detail at things. Photographs tend to draw out things that you don't notice with the naked eye.
I wish mine would grow as well:( they disappear after a couple of years. Incidentally, I wanted to say how much I appreciate your other sites: I have been reading up on the allotment, gardening techniques, the bird life, all sorts. They are really helpful and well as being fun, so thanks very much:)
Thank you sweffling I am really glad that you found the other sites interesting.
Lovely flower blooming photos! ;)
Thank you Malar.
So beautiful Sue....I wonder how many times you went out to check to see if you could take another photo yet?!
No more than usual, Tanya. I tend to go out into the garden with my camera most days when the weather is okay.
Absolutely gorgeous Sue. Ours are also in flower. Like Jo I wish they would bulk up a bit quicker :-)
They do like to take their time, Jayne.
Beautiful fritillaries sue. Have you been to see the meadows of them in Oxford? (I haven't but imagine it must be incredible to see).
They plant them ion a similar way at Harlow Carr, Lou and they are lobvely,
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