Saturday, January 18, 2014

Weekend Flowers

I felt in need of some colour so what better way to provide it than flowers?

 Red tulips on the kitchen table

 Pink hyacinths on the table in the conservatory

The man behind the counter of the fruit and veg shop where we bought them said if they were in a pink pot they would be pink - he was right.


 Blue Iris in the living room


Some blooms just unfurling their petals with plenty more buds to open

Also in the conservatory the Money Plant has flowered

 and the cyclamen are looking good too

They have flowered every year without fail for the last eight or nine years if not moreThere have been more flowers than ever this year.


I nearly forgot the daffodils which have now been replaced by the iris! I'm sure it won't be too long before there are some of these pushing their green shoots up in the garden ready to burst into flower.

I hope you all have a great weekend! 

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  1. Your cyclamen have done brilliantly well Rosie, I've never had much luck getting them back into flower. I gather the secret is to keep them in a cool enough place.

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    1. When the flowers die off we usually put them in the back of the garage and leave them there until the corms show new growth then water them and bring them out into the light again. Last year we forgot and left them out and they have stayed in flower all year:)

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  2. Just whats needed on a cloudy day. Least its not raining.

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    1. Apparently we will have a couple of dry days before it rains again. Lovely sun today:)

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  3. Oh lovely! I'm on the look out for hyacinths having not planted my own this year and can't find any anywhere near me yet. I shall have to enjoy looking at all the beautiful ones I'm seeing on blogs and Instagram. x

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    1. I've seen a few in the shops around here - we bought some because the ones we planted from last year have grown leaves but no flowers - we must have done something they didn't like:)

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  4. I didn't realise money plants flowered! We've got one which is tall & thin, it needs to be bushier, do you pinch the top leaves out?

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    1. I was surprised when it first flowered as we'd had the plant such a long time. This is the third year it has flowered. I'm afraid I just leave the plant to get on with it - I don't do anything other than water it and occasionally brush off the little cobwebs that gather in between the stalks and leaves. I think we did move it to a bigger pot at some point:)

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  5. Lovely flowers! I have a bunch of mixed shades of red chrysanths and carnations that K bought me last week. This time of year they really brighten things up. I LOVE your tulips in the spotty jug on the spotty table.

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    1. Thanks, A J - flowers do cheer the place up a bit don't they? I'd seen the jug before Christmas and really liked it as it matched the oil cloth but didn't want to pay so much for it. When we went back after Christmas it was less than half price so I treated myself - it makes me smile every time I look at it:)

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  6. Lovely post, Rosie! The tulips in their spotty vase are really cheerful! I had no idea money plants flowered. Well done on keeping the cyclamen going so long. Abby x

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    1. I'm surprised that the cyclamen have flowered for so long and with so many flowers - hope it isn't their 'swan song':)

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  7. Beautiful flowers Rosie! They have certainly cheered me up. There are no flowers in my house in the moment. Maybe that is where I am going wrong. I will buy some when I go shopping tomorrow. x

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    1. Oh yes, Simone - treat yourself to some lovely flowers they do lift the spirits at this time of year:)

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  8. I had no idea that money plants flowered either! Such a lovely sight! x

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  9. I love the way that your arrangements are co-ordinated with their containers, the tulip, jug, tablecloth arrangement is great! Thank you for showing us these lovely flowers and plants at this grey time of year! xx

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the flowers, Amy - I did wonder if it was too much red but I quite like the jug with the oil cloth as they look so cheerful together:)

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  10. A lovely post, it is nice to see the colours and pretty flowers at the end of a dull day :)

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    1. It has been quite dull on a few occasions this last week but today is lovely and sunny - hope you are getting out and about this weekend:)

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  11. Enough colour to brighten even the darkest days of winter. I find cyclamen do very well on the kitchen windowsill - I think they like the dampness from cooking and washing up!

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    1. Ah, that may explain it John as the steam and dampness from the kitchen goes straight though into the conservatory:)

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  12. oooh, I've never seen a money plant flower! It's lovely, as are the rest of your flowers, especially the red tulips x

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    1. thanks - we had the money plant quite a few years before it began to flower and its been flowering now for about three years:)

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  13. Polka dots and red tulips - perfect. I love flowers in the house they really do cheer the place up don't they.

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    1. They certainly do! I smile every time I look at the jug of tulips on the kitchen table:)

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  14. What lovely flowers - and perfect for the house when everything is so gloomy outside. I don't know the money plant flower. I shall look this up. I do love the red tulips, the vase and the tablecloth together.

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    1. Thanks Wendy - I was surprised the first year the money plant flowered because I'm really quite neglectful of it - it just gets watered and left to get on with it. I think we put it in a bigger pot once as it got top heavy:)

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  15. Gorgeous, gorgeous flowers. The tulips are my favourite- but we get so few flowers here, they are all a fewast for sore eyes- Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks, Amanda, glad you enjoyed them:)

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  16. You certainly win "Britain's Best Blogger in Bloom " contest in my eyes Rosie -- Beautiful xxx

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    1. Thanks, Diane - the tulips are going over now but then I like them like that too - they look a bit 'arty' and 'sculptural' when they twist and turn and fall apart:)

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  17. Lovely bright colours, and all looking so healthy too. It does the soul good in the depths of winter.

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    1. Thanks, Marianne - it is nice to see some colour at this time of year:)

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  18. What gorgeous flowers Rosie, and such a pick-me-up when the weather is so dull and miserable outside. I love tulips. I had some beautiful hyacinths a few weeks ago and love their fragrance but they didn't last long. I wonder if it's too late to plant some more as they give me such a lift. x

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    1. Hyacinths don't last very long but they are so lovely whilst they are in flower! The bulbs we planted haven't as yet flowered and don't show any signs of doing so - just loads of leaves - that's why we bought some locally and they have been lovely. I guess it isn't to late to buy as I have seen plenty in the shops and garden centres I don't know about planting them though:)

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