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New beginnings in a new garden with new challenges - 26th June 2019 #oldlane

Fritillaria meleagris

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Jasonsparkes1

Morning All ☕ Quick post before I start my shift. Have a lovely Sunday #jspot2 #jspot4

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anges

Hope your shift flies by! ☺

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juliesgarden

Morning Hun , fab photo 💜

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gjones

Morning Jason -hope you have a good day😊

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telswirld

Always fabulous 😉 hope it’s a good shift 👍🏻

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pelly

Morning Jason, what's not to like, the flower not your shift!! ☕🌼

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Naomi126

Have a good one 👌📸👌👀👌

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Jasonsparkes1

Cheers Ange 😀 @anges

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Jasonsparkes1

Thanks very much Julie 💜 @juliesgarden

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Jasonsparkes1

Morning Katy 💜 Thank you and you too @gjones

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Jasonsparkes1

Thank you very much 💜 @bit dull and quiet so far @telswirld

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Jasonsparkes1

Thanks Jane 💜 There's not much to like about this shift 😁 @pelly

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Jasonsparkes1

Morning All ☕ Another day another early shift, then house viewing later. Glad some of these Fritillary bulbs made it into various pots ready to move ❤ Have a great day #fritillaryfriday

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jaynehynesburton

Good Luck Jason

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gjones

Hope this viewing is a good one! Beautiful fritillaria 😍

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anges

Morning ☺

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juliesgarden

Morning Hun..fingers crossed 🤞, great photo 👍😘

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auricula

You’ve done well I seem to struggle with them - mine taking their time to open - hope all goes well today😊

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cee

Morning, Good luck Jason🤞🏼🍀🏡

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flof1952

Morning Jason. Gorgeous flower ...lost a few of mine this year 😥. Fingers crossed for your viewing later 🤞🙂

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Morning Jason..hope you’re smiling at the end of today..🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼

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scaryskates

Good luck Jase 👍

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angiecrazycatlady

Are you thinking of moving Jason, how will you leave your lovely garden? 😊

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rachelbrooks

Hope it’s brilliant! 🤞🏼

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Jasonsparkes1

Ah, the white one's come back too 💚🌍

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lovemygarden65

Beautiful 💚

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Jasonsparkes1

Thank you Marilyn 💚 @lovemygarden65

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Jasonsparkes1

Morning Everyone from an already sunny West Yorkshire ☉ Fritillaries looking lovely catching the early rays, although they do remind me of those godawful Seersucker blouses I used to have to sell 😁 Have a wonderful day (apologies for the now compulsory copulating lily beetles!!) #sunshine

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juliesgarden

Morning Jason , think you’ve got everyone else beetles , not seen one yet ! Have a good one 👍

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joanboston

Squish em little blighters

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harebell

Morning Jason 😊 another beautiful day 🌞 lol I can see the resemblance now you mention it lol 😆

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lilium

Morning! I nominate you for #sunshine day 😘

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nessas

Morning QOBO found 2 of the buggas yesterday 🙄 have a lovely day Hun ☺️

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Jasonsparkes1

Morning Julie, that may well be, seen loads this morning 😬 @juliesgarden

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Jasonsparkes1

I hate doing it Joan, I'm working up to it!! 😨😂 @joanboston

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Jasonsparkes1

Morning Della, my Mum used to love them, they stick in my memories 😂 @harebell

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Jasonsparkes1

Morning Hun, and thank you very much 😀 Hope you're having a lovely sunny day too ☉ @lilium

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Jasonsparkes1

Morning Hun, there's loads here, send yours down they can join the party 😂😂 @nessas

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plants

Love them💕💕💕💕

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Jasonsparkes1

Morning Everyone, sun's out here but it's brought a cold wind with it, time for another brew and wait for the sun to move round. No work today, woohoo ☕☉😴

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Jasonsparkes1

Just noticed the photo-bombing Lily Beetle 😬

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jadojado29

Morning Jason @Jasonsparkes1 Whoo hoo Day off 👍 & another brew ☕️👍 Sun out 👍 Great pic 👍 looks like a good Monday for you 👍 I’ll join you in that cuppa ☕️ just putting kettle on 😘

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awomanonabike

Have a great day Jason! Wonderful shot - love it now it is in its full checkerboard glory 💜🖤💜

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juliesgarden

Woohoo 🤚 enjoy your day off in the sun 🌞😎

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rachelbrooks

Eek! Gerroff ya bugger! 😱 ooh a brew (and a cig) what an excellent idea!

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rosiebug

Beautiful love the pattern on this one, enjoy your day off and the sunshine 😊😎👍🏻

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awomanonabike

This isn’t the red beetle that chomps on Justin’s is it? 😱 @justin

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pixierose

@Jasonsparkes1 ah haaa this confirms I definitely had a red Lilly beetle on my plant. I found the poo 💩 but no beetle! I’m out there today as it’s a sunshiny day 😁🙏🏼👍🏼☀️☀️

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Jasonsparkes1

Morning Ladies, nice not to work, but just too cold and windy for me to stay out long (how much of a wuss do I sound 😂) Hopefully next week can at least give me a few hours outside ☉ @jadojado29 @juliesgarden @rosiebug @rachelbrooks I don't have the heart to kill something such a gorgeous colour ❤ 😂😂 (And always with a ciggie 😉)

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Jasonsparkes1

Thank you very much Jacqueline, but I have to confess I don't know about anything that chomps down on Justin?? 😲😉😂 @awomanonabike @justin

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Jasonsparkes1

I get them quite a lot on these Christine, and you can definitely spot their 💩 😁 @pixierose

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Jasonsparkes1

Getting there ❤

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ublaszko

Your bulbs are way ahead of mine. The flowerbuds on my muscari 'Mount Hood' and frtillaries have only just come through.

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rachelbrooks

Gorgeous 💜💚

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Jasonsparkes1

A lot of mine are still coming up Urszula @ublaszko

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Jasonsparkes1

Thanks Rachel @rachelbrooks

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Jasonsparkes1

Morning All from a rain washed West Yorkshire ☔ #wetwednesday While havin' a brew I caught this little Snake in the Grass 🌱🐍🌱

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rachelbrooks

So elegant 💜💚

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Jasonsparkes1

Cheers Hun 💚💜 @rachelbrooks

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rosiebug

Beautiful snake in the grass 🐍💜💚🌿🌿

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Jasonsparkes1

Thank you again June 😁🐍 @rosiebug

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Jasonsparkes1

A bit of morning sunshine sparkle for those that haven't got it ☉

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awomanonabike

Thank you ☀️ Another great photo. I tried to get one of mine the other day but failed miserably. Do you have a macro lens or do you take your photos just with your phone? Either way, Iove seeing them 😍

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rachelbrooks

Oops feel bad now! 🙊😆😆 thanks for sharing! 😉 gorgeous pic - love all the bokeh!

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Jasonsparkes1

Thank you, it's just on the phone, does have issues focusing on these though @awomanonabike

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Jasonsparkes1

No worries 😂😂 @rachelbrooks

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awomanonabike

That makes me feel better...a bit 😉😂

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Jasonsparkes1

Always glad to see these back...a couple of months later than last year 😁

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awomanonabike

Me too 💜 Just waiting for mine to show even a teeny bit of colour

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jendren

Mine are coming too Jason. No colour as yet . And mine are later too. Obviously don’t like the cold - like us. My favourite bulb 💕💜

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Jasonsparkes1

Planted loads more of these last year, only one extra one has come up though, maybe still time @awomanonabike @jendren

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jendren

Hope so Jason. They are not the cheapest of bulbs 🤞🏻

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awomanonabike

I hope so too. Some of mine are still very tiny so 🤞🤞🤞

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pelly

Mine too Jason 🤔🤔

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rosiebug

Looks very healthy Jason, no sign of mine think I may have lost them 🙁

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carolecuttingitfine

My favourite spring bulb and with this great shot you can see where the name comes from!

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Jasonsparkes1

Hopefully they'll turn up, everything's out of sync this year @pelly @rosiebug

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Jasonsparkes1

A definate favourite of mine too and thank you 🐍 @carolecuttingitfine

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pelly

Thank you @Jasonsparkes1 @rosiebug my ones that I planted last autumn have only recently started to appear, maybe yours are late too June 👍👍

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Jasonsparkes1

#snakesheadfritillary #spring Two little white ones turned up to join the party 😊

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gjones

Those are just so pretty!

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nessas

I like the white ones they're different 👌🏻👌🏻

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Jasonsparkes1

I never had any white ones last year and loving these, only noticed them tonight, hoping there's a patch of sun tomorrow...intrigued as to whether you can see any pattern? @gjones @nessas

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Jasonsparkes1

#snakesheadfritillary #fritillary #springcolours #spring #bulbs

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pelly

Love the way you've framed such a lovely photo Jason. 😍😍😍

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gjones

Those look so nice!

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riakat

Beautiful pic, Jason! 😍

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Keely

Wow 💜💜💜

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Jasonsparkes1

Thank you @pelly @gjones @riakat @Keely

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susanhumphrey333

And through the Arched Window ..... gorgeous 😊

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Jasonsparkes1

Thanks Sue...should I sit Humpty and Jemima there too? 😂 @susanhumphrey333

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gardengimp

Have you tried Whiteleys GC @Jasonsparkes1 ? I don't think it's far from you, I went last Thursday, they had a sale on 🤑😋

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carolgs

I bought a pot of these today not sure where I'm going to put them tho

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juliesgarden

👌👌

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Jasonsparkes1

@gardengimp Went there once about 10 years ago, when I first moved up here (before i started gardening) only realised a few weeks back that is is quite literally just down the road 😲 Keep meaning to call in!! Have they got a decent range of plants in there? Went over to Tong recently, was a bit too pricey for me!!

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Jasonsparkes1

#insidefritillary #macro #spring #snakesheadfritillary

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pelly

You must be a contortionist Jason 😂😂😂

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jadojado29

Wow 😍👌👏😘

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Muzz67

Stunning shot !

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charlottejhurst

oooh get in there 😉

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Jasonsparkes1

@pelly It was an odd position 😉 @jadojado29 @columbiariver @Muzz67 Thank you 😊 @charlottejhurst I almost did 😂

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rachelbrooks

Whoa!! Awesome! #bestofmarch oh, my fritillaries seem to he competing with your Hellebore for the lowest number of, and hellishly slow to open, flowers! 😬😱 it's excruciating waiting for them! 🙄

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johnson8301

Fab pic ✨✨✨

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Jasonsparkes1

Thank you @kvetinka @johnson8301 @rachelbrooks That was mine last year, this year the opposite lots more head coming but they're opening and going within a few days 🤔

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rachelbrooks

Hmm...maybe they're a little bit temperamental then!

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Jasonsparkes1

#snakesheadfritillary #spring Fully open 😊

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cazz47

Gorgeous Jason 😍👍 @Jasonsparkes1

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juliesgarden

Beautiful Jason 😍

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lindamcmillan

I want one 😕

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Muzz67

Wow ! Look at that !!!

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marypoppins3000

They are breathtaking aren't they....

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Jasonsparkes1

Thank you 😊 @cazz47 @juliesgarden @Muzz67 Still had bulbs in Wilkinsons at £1, most GCs around here have them ready to plant @lindamcmillan Surely are @marypoppins3000

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kvetinka

Pretty👍

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rachelbrooks

Just showing off now! 😜😂

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Jasonsparkes1

Thanks 😊 @kvetinka 😁 @rachelbrooks Trouble is all my pics are of the same 1 flower, ( the others grow in front of the area chosen as the communal cat tray) so photos rend not to be so nice 💩😉

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rachelbrooks

Ewww 😷

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lindamcmillan

Do u know how to use plantid?

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Jasonsparkes1

#snakesheadfritillary #spring

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pelly

It's getting nearer Jason 😊😊

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gjones

It's almost there!

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lovemygarden65

Love the markings 💗💗💗

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karolk

Probably my favourite flower 😊💗

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juliesgarden

Great Jason 👍

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Hawick1514

#fritillariameleagris

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Jasonsparkes1

@gjones @pelly I don't remember how far is fully open 🤔 @karolk Definitely one of mine 😉 @lovemygarden65 Me too 😉

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Jasonsparkes1

Thank you 😊 @juliesgarden

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kvetinka

Nice Jason.

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carolgs

I found 2 in my Friday garden today ☺️

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susieg

💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕

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Jasonsparkes1

#snakesheadfritillary #spring We've started to open 💚

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pelly

Yay 👏👏👏

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jadojado29

They are so Gorgeous Jason @Jasonsparkes1 and yet another Stunning pic 👌😍😘

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gjones

They really are pretty!

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katgreen

Beautiful 😍

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Jasonsparkes1

Thank you, just love them ❤ @jadojado29 @gjones @katgreen

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katgreen

@Jasonsparkes1 I have tried them a few times with limited success but I do love them, have you got any tips that might help, my soil is clay so bulbs struggle and I am finding more successful in pots so I might try that 😊

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columbiariver

Beautiful Jason

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rachelbrooks

Beauties! 💜🐍💜

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Jasonsparkes1

Thank you, and I apologise to everyone for all the, and the upcoming, pictures of these, just can't help it 😉 @columbiariver @rachelbrooks

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Jasonsparkes1

@katgreen I have no real tips I'm afraid, I'm heavy clay too, although these are in a raised bed, it was still filled with soil from the garden. I have tried to mix in compost around the plants and when I plant new ones, and always keep a good layer of bark mulch over all the beds, which seems to break down pretty quick. Other than that they are in shade, do see a little evening sun. I was surprised to see them come back, I think at least 50% of my bulbs rot away 😐

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katgreen

@Jasonsparkes1 yes it's the bulb rotting in my garden too, so pots for bulbs will probably be the way I go, although as my hubby keeps pointing out, if I stop changing the garden around I might keep more bulbs 😄

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Jasonsparkes1

#springtime #snakesheadfritillary Hoping to get shots as it's opening

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drumadixit

Gorgeous!

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sambucussam

Wow. Brill. 😃👌

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lovemygarden65

Lovely pic, well named 🐍

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gjones

It has a huge bud ( or so it appears). Should be a beauty when it opens!

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susieg

My all time favourite bulb 💕

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cazz47

Gorgeous Jason...meaning the fritillary 😂😂 although I dare say you are too 😜 @Jasonsparkes1

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pelly

Please do Jason. 💜💜

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Catwoman

Hi I hope you don't mind me asking but please where did you the snakes head fritillary from please they are so beautiful

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Jasonsparkes1

Thank you @drumadixit @sambucussam @columbiariver Certainly is, and thank you @lovemygarden65 Buds about 1.5" and fingers crossed @gjones Mine too @susieg Thanks Cazz and it depends on how many layers of foundation I can trowel on 😂😂 @cazz47 Gonna try Jane 💜 @pelly

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Jasonsparkes1

@Catwoman Evening 😊 I bought them from a GC (Wyevale) last year 'in the green' and I'm sure B&Q have had them in, and saw the bulbs/tubers in Wilkinsons for £2

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Jasonsparkes1

#snakesheadfritillary #spring Glad to see this one return this year, loads of buds waiting to burst...a definate spring favourite

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christineb

Love these , so exotic looking 😍

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debs69

Awesome 🤗

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greenfinger14

Love it 😍

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Jasonsparkes1

Itching for them to open @christineb @debs69 @greenfinger14

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greenfinger14

Won't be too long maybe tmoz 🙏

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riakat

Wow, great shot to see why it's called 'Snakes Head' 🐍

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Jasonsparkes1

Thanks @riakat 😉

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kittoch

Wow! Early, mine are hardly through the ground yet in the lawn area they grow in

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susanhumphrey333

These amaze me Jason. Never had any. Maybe next year 😊

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Jasonsparkes1

Definitely worth getting Sue, I got mine 'in the green' last year really cheap @susanhumphrey333

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Jasonsparkes1

@kittoch I think everything is a bit early for Yorkshire this year 🤔

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