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12th January 2008

Helleborus x hybridus Apricot Collarette .
The Hellebores are building up a display around the place - every day a new clump starts to flower. I used this apricot collarette form as a parent plant last year for a new generation, and so I'm hoping for plenty of germination (any day now) in the seed trays. Seedlings from four years ago are opening up in the woods, but it is far too windy today to go up for a look - mostly they have been rather inferior so far, but there is always hope!

12th January 2008

Ipheion uniflorum 'Charlotte Bishop' .
This Ipheion has been in flower for a few weeks now, but the early flowers were very pale. None of the others have even got buds on them yet, and this one is only just showing its true colours.

12th January 2008

Cyclamen coum .
In the greenhouse it has been in flower for about three weeks, but they all look rather dull compared with this first flower under the trees. The bright magenta purple flowers seem to look best emerging through last autumns leaf litter. The rounded silvered leaves are also emerging, but they aren't thick enough yet to cover the ground.

12th January 2008

Iris 'George' .
The first of the 'reticulata' Iris to flower this year, 'George' has been open for about a week, and I have taken a string of equally awful pictures of it, this is about the best of a bad lot! There are a number of other forms bursting from the ground, and they open flowers very quickly once the buds are visible, so there may be a lot more by next week.

Acorus Alocasia Anemone Arisaema Arum Asarum Aspidistra Begonia Bromeliads Camellia
Carnivorous Cautleya Chirita Chlorophytum Clivia Colocasia Crocosmia Dionaea Drosera Epimedium
Eucomis Fuchsia Galanthus Hedychium Helleborus Hemerocallis Hepatica Hosta Impatiens Iris
Liriope Ophiopogon Pinguicula Polygonatum Ranunculus ficaria Rhodohypoxis Rohdea Roscoea Sansevieria Sarracenia
Scilla Sempervivum Tricyrtis Tulbaghia Utricularia Viola odorata Watsonia

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