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awomanonabike

When I'm not on my bike, you'll find me in my organic-ish garden in #Cumbria. Favourite plants? Wisteria, hellebores, paeonies, philadelphus...

Fritillaria meleagris

  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2019
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awomanonabike

28 Mar 2019 • Just love watching these change and finally begin to open 💜🖤💚

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kez001uk

They’re wonderful aren’t they 🐍

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pelly

They are very elegant flowers, such beautiful shapes from start to finish 😍😍

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suzyw

I don’t know if the birds are standing on them but a lot of mine seem really fragile and keep flopping over.

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awomanonabike

Yes. I’ve loved them ever since I saw the watercolour of them by Charles Rennie Macintosh on a birthday card. Long before I ever saw them in real life. Actually these look very like the ones in his painting 🤔🎨 @kez001uk

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awomanonabike

Aren’t they just Jane 👌 @pelly

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awomanonabike

Have they started to flower? Mine sometimes start like that then seem to get stronger as the flowers develop 🤔🤔 @suzyw

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suzyw

I’ve just had a look out and they seem a bit better this morning. I tried moving the stems so they were being supported by the foliage. That must have helped 🤷🏻‍♀️ I think the wood pigeons have been trampling them 🙄

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awomanonabike

They’re big beasts aren’t they 🐦 I hope they recover 🤞 @suzyw

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kez001uk

@awomanonabike my mum adores all things Rennie Mackintosh, her Scottishness I expect 😂 so actually grow them for that reason 😁 lovely coincidence ☺️ and yes they do look very similar to his painting 😍

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awomanonabike

My Mum was Scots too and also adored all things Rennie Macintosh 🙌 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 @kez001uk

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kez001uk

@awomanonabike oh wow! That’s quite a cool thing to have in common 😁

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awomanonabike

21 Mar 2019 • Not the most eye-catching photo but all the green shoots are snake’s head fritillaries. Seems my propagation technique is working. It’s called the “flick them as you’re walking past” technique 😉😂 #snakesheadfritillary #fritillaria-meleagris

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Denise16

Loads!

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jacaranda

A tried and tested method, Jacqueline 🤣 Have a lovely day @awomanonabike

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pelly

😂😂 I’ll have to give that a try.

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awomanonabike

Looking that way Denise. They seem to really like that spot @Denise16

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awomanonabike

I’m glad you agree Barbara. You too 😘 @jacaranda

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awomanonabike

Good luck Jane. It’s definitely a high-level skill 😜 @pelly

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rachelbrooks

Ooh sounds similar to the chucking method! Can’t beat the simple ways! 😆

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awomanonabike

I use that for alchemilla mollis (the entire plant). Works wonders 😜 @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

🤣🤣🤣 I’ll give that a go!

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pelly

😂🙄😂

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lesliecole49

Not a sign of mine, pretty sure they drowned 😔 or were washed out and eaten

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awomanonabike

20 Jun 2018 • Now you see ‘em, now you don’t. Quick flick #seeddistributionsystem

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pelly

Wow, amazing Jacqueline 👌👌

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awomanonabike

26 Apr 2018 • Still my favourite fritillary and it seems happy with me too, as it is self-seeding happily with just a gentle flick of the seed-heads 😉

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pelly

One of my favourites too Jacqueline and I ended up with a lot more than I remember planting 😂🙄

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greenfinger14

Gorgeous 😍

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awomanonabike

They must like you too Jane 😉😊 @pelly

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awomanonabike

Me too Elaine 💜 I’ve ordered some white ones and really hope they will do as well... @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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awomanonabike

Thanks Melanie 😊 @greenfinger14

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awomanonabike

15 April 2018 • I can’t see these without remembering the beautiful painting “Fritillaria” by Charles Rennie Macintosh. 💜🖤💜

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pelly

Both are beautiful in their simplicity 😍😍

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awomanonabike

Absolutely Jane @pelly

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awomanonabike

23 February 2018 • Here are my #snakesheadfritillary Jane @pelly

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pelly

They're definitely not like mine Jacqueline, I do hope mine are just being slow. 🤔🤔

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awomanonabike

Oh I do hope so too 🤞They are quite distinctive shoots, so you will spot them 👍😊 @pelly

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sieveheadsarah

I noticed flowers have started to develop on mine yesterday, I'll get a pic tomorrow, it's far too cold to go outside now 😂😂

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awomanonabike

Haha! ❄️❄️ Here too. The wind is biting. @sieveheadsarah

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pelly

I bought a plant last year and there's no sign of that either!! 😞😞

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awomanonabike

Oh no, I’m sure there’s still time... @pelly

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kimguy

This is one I need to get. It is so neat! @awomanonabike

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awomanonabike

They get better than this Kim 😉 😂 @kimguy

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awomanonabike

Is this what yours look like Jane? @pelly

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pelly

It’s so tiny, but it could be. I’ll post a pic Jacqueline 🤔🤔

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awomanonabike

Lots of lovely seeds just waiting to make new plants 💚

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houseofflowers

Cool shot

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emve

Mine have been green for ages. Can't wait for the seeds to come out! Do you know how long it takes from seed to new flower?

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awomanonabike

Thanks Catherine 😊 @houseofflowers

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awomanonabike

Good morning Mona. I'm afraid I don't. I'm very lackadaisical & just flick them around the place 🙄😂 🙁 @emve

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emve

No worries, @awomanonabike That's what I was going to do too. I was just curious. Hoping to have many -soon! 😉

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awomanonabike

I hope so too! They are so lovely & unassuming. They like damp & I can definitely give them damp 😂 @emve

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awomanonabike

You just can't take too many photos of these 💜🖤💜

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bindin40

Awesome plant 💟

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pelly

I love them Jacqueline. I've only got one that I bought last week but I will certainly have more next year. 💜💜💜

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jacq1075

And I can never tire of seeing them! They're delightful 😁

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awomanonabike

@bindin40 Small & only there for a short time but fabulous while it lasts 😎

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awomanonabike

@pelly Me too Jane. It has taken a while but they are now spreading. When the seed heads have dried I just give them a quick flick to release the seeds. Seems to be working 🤔😊

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awomanonabike

@jacq1075 Just as well! 😊😂

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juliesgarden

Keep snapping 💜💜

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awomanonabike

@juliesgarden Thanks Julie. There'll be no stopping me now 😊😊

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pelly

Thanks for the tip @awomanonabike 💜💜💜

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juliesgarden

Yaaay 👏👏

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awomanonabike

#bestofapril

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awomanonabike

Seeing these spread and multiply makes me very happy 💜💚🖤

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pelly

Definitely having these next year Jacqueline 💕💜💕

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juliesgarden

Love them 💜💜

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columbiariver

It's lovely. I'm glad to hear they spread well.

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awomanonabike

@pelly They are lovely aren't they Jane? Give them a damp, shady corner & they'll be happy 😊

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awomanonabike

@juliesgarden Me too Julie

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awomanonabike

@columbiariver They do Laura, but...only...very...slowly. At least in my experience 😉

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awomanonabike

They don't look like much now, but knowing they haven't been eaten by mice makes me very happy 😊

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pelly

Or slugs 😂😂

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awomanonabike

😂😂😂Weirdly they don't seem to go for fritillaries, at least not in my garden. This also makes me happy. 😊 @pelly

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Opuntia

Keep us posted when they open please.

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rachelbrooks

Blimey! Mine are even showing yet! Let alone that big!!

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awomanonabike

Oh I will be doing Liam! No worries there @Opuntia

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awomanonabike

Really Rachel? My garden is so behind yours in every other way, maybe nature is teasing me 🤔 @rachelbrooks

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joanboston

I bought three pots of these today @ 79p a pot at the Range, well you can't have too many can you?😀

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awomanonabike

Only three Joan?! You definitely can't have too many, especially at 79p a pot 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 @joanboston

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brightcolours

#fritillary #snakesheadfritillary

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rachelbrooks

Well I'm hoping that these aren't going down the same route as my snowdrops - not going to come up. I did have the bulbs for quite a while before I planted them 😬

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awomanonabike

Oh, I hope they appear Rachel🤞 @rachelbrooks

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