Sunday, 31 July 2011

No Flies On Me?

15 comments:

  1. Dear Pen,
    mombretias are so lovely! I often put their little bulbs into the earth, but I didn't have very much luck with them. In England I saw thousands of them wild (did I overlook the flies?) - a beautiful view!

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  2. Every year for 40 years or so I have battled with crocosmia/montbretia in various gardens but it always survives. I wouldn't mind so much if the number of flower spikes matched the number of leaves.

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  3. I love their flame colours - and perhaps I get a better ratio of flowers because mine are in crap soil? I think that encourages lots of plants to produce more blooms and less greenery...

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  4. Lovely flowers, such a great picture.

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  5. Great picture! You captured that fly really well. I love the colours of these don't you? I was marvelling at them in my garden this week, they look like little flowers made of fire!

    Thanks for linking to I Saw Sunday. x

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  6. Goodness knows why they changed its name from montbretia to crocosmia Jinksy. Do you have crocosmia Lucifer - the deep red one. It is all over my garden. If you have a garden of any kind and don't have Lucifer I could always send you a few corms in the autumn when he has finished flowering. He is absolutely indestructible.

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  7. Oh Jinksy, these are my favourite blooms, our glen at the bottom of our garden is completely carpeted in them right now - you've captured them beautifully, AND the fly!

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  8. lol! I love it! What gorgeous vibrant blooms!

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  9. I've always found them great spreaders where not much else will grow, so they probably do like poor soil. That Lucifer: there's a wonderful garden near Rennes in Brittany where the Lucifer montbretia are higher than my head.

    I love your picture, and the fly made me laugh.

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  10. I used to have those in my garden back home in England. Beautiful photo!

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  11. Beautiful photo of a beautiful flower. That fly has good taste, yes?

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  12. I haven't seen these for the longest time. Perhaps it's too hot/dry here... the fly made me laugh.

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  13. A brilliant photograph, my friend.

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