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carolecuttingitfine

Mother of 4 and enthusiastic novice gardener trying to tame an inherited wilderness in rural Devon - all advice/help gratefully received😀

Fritillaria meleagris

  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2019
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carolecuttingitfine

Everything looks gorgeous in the sunshine 😊 here’s hoping we have another one today ☀️

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Snake heads in the grass....👌🏼👌🏼

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juliesgarden

💜💜💜

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angiecrazycatlady

They look better then Monty's on gardeners world 😍

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carolecuttingitfine

Oh blimey high praise indeed @angiecrazycatlady 😂😂

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suerichards

Beautiful ❤️

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rachelbrooks

Especially these! Gorgeous 💕

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plants

Lovely 😍😍😍

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carolecuttingitfine

My absolute favourite #spring bulb #snakesheadfritillary

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tash74

Aw, they're my mum's fave too, along with Lily of the Valley

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bigemrg

They're wonderful aren't they Carole? You've reminded me to go and check if mine are out yet! 😀

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sieveheadsarah

Love these too, can't wait for mine to flower 😍

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carolecuttingitfine

I appear to have an albino snake’s head fritillary?! Not seen one that colour before?! Love this time of year lots of exciting finds! Have a super Saturday everyone 😊

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bigemrg

Morning Carole! I've got a couple of these knocking around! Still pretty! 😀

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carolecuttingitfine

Looking forward to seeing it open @bigemrg 😊

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Jasonsparkes1

Morning Hun, just beautiful, haven't had a white one come up yet, so pretty

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tash74

Lovely colours there in the background too Carole! 💙

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joanboston

The white are more rare, gorgeous

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carolecuttingitfine

My first @Jasonsparkes1 Awh thanks @tash74 had a go at a bulb lasagna 😂😂😂 ah so they are a thing then @joanboston I thought it was maybe a problem.. that’s good to know!

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nessas

Morning Hun what a great find have a fabulous day ☺️

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jendren

They are indeed a thing Carole. Ive got a few but always prefer the checkered ones although the white make a nice contrast @joanboston

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rachelbrooks

Ooh lovely! I had a couple too. Didn’t realise that they did that either!

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carolecuttingitfine

Awh thanks @nessas hope you’ve had a lovely day too, oh yes have to agree @jendren it’s the markings that I love too, everyday is a learning day on here isn’t it @rachelbrooks 😊😊😊

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rachelbrooks

Serpently is! (Geddit? 😜🙈) I’ll get me coat... 😉

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carolecuttingitfine

The afternoon sunshine really brought these out yesterday - one of my favourite spring flowers - have a great good Friday everyone 😊😊

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pelly

You too Carole. I love these too but mine are a bit slow this year 😍😍

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nessas

Morning Carole spotted one of mine yesterday so pretty such great markings 🐍 have a fab day 😚

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ublaszko

I saw my first flowerbud yesterday Jane @pelly

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pelly

Woohoo 👍👍

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carolecuttingitfine

Yes these seem slow this year too @pelly but it’s so cold, normally on good Friday we bbq in the garden or at the beach but today fire is lit and it’s indoor play - feels like Christmas?! Hope it warms up enough for you to see them open up soon @nessas and @ukblaszko - have a fabby day too!

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carolgs

Ooo must look for mine I bought a pot of them last year in the reduced section cause they were just finished flowering!! 😂

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pelly

Me too Carole, thank you 😊😊

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linfoster

None of mine have come up this year 😐

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jacaranda

Beautiful colour, Carole! Have a lovely Easter 😘 @carolecuttingitfine

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awomanonabike

One of my favourites too, though mine are nowhere near flowering yet 💜🖤💜

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carolecuttingitfine

Mine are in pots on the deck which when we get done is a sun trap @awomanonabike although looking a little sorry for themselves this morning?!

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carolecuttingitfine

#snakesheadfritillary fighting back through the snow yesterday - hopefully see the last of it today and a chance to check for damage...

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richard.spicer.7906

Ahh.. getting excited now for the mass exhibition of spring flowers over the next few weeks. Lovely pic 👌🏼

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carolecuttingitfine

Thank you @richard.spicer.7906 and yes all those fabby spring colours are coming!

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rachelbrooks

Such beautiful, old fashioned flowers 💕

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carolecuttingitfine

My first time of successfully growing these #snakesheadfritillary they are so delicate, beautiful and surprisingly snake like!

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titchyfra

They are aren't they, gorgeous 😊

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juliesgarden

Fab Carole, first time for me too , so pretty

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emve

So far only leaves are showing on mine. They have been slow to establish in my garden, but I am hoping for a few more blooms this year.

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rachelbrooks

Such a pretty, old fashioned (in a good way!) flower. First time I've tried as well...they're taking their time!! 😬

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carolecuttingitfine

Totally agree @titchyfra - I think @juliesgarden #gardentags is inspiring us to to try lots of new things! And @emve I've tried in the ground but these are in pots, on the deck which is warmer and a lot better if that helps, shall we say retro @rachelbrooks and make ourselves "on trend" 😂😂 although marketing types will add £££'s if we use that word 😂😂

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jacq1075

Dislike snakes 🐍.......but love this plant 😍 @carolecuttingitfine

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carolecuttingitfine

Totally agree @jacq1075 I've no fear of anything except snakes 🐍😱can't even watch them on tv 📺!

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Jasonsparkes1

Gorgeous ❤

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christineb

Very elegant 👌

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rachelbrooks

Vintage maybe..? ☺️😉 like fine wine! And snakes are beautiful - so smooth to the touch and very gentle 🐍💚

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carolecuttingitfine

Nope - still not convinced @rachelbrooks - I've jumped out of planes, raced cars at high speed, rode pillion on super bikes but still can't look at let alone touch a snake!

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