Saturday, January 28, 2012

Camera back!

Got the camera back and managed to get some photos of my flowers. There are so many things out just now it's silly. The garden is still showing off with marigolds, Lobelia and geraniums, I'm not sure they will survive the cold weather that is forecast for the next few days, but we will see. Inside I have some grape hyacinth which have grown far too many leaves. I found that with all my indoor bulbs this year, it must be something to do with the mild weather. The paperwhites, which never let me down, have been very leafy this year and with much less flowers than usual. My hyacinth just about made it and bloomed normally, but the grape hyacinths are very leggy and strained.
My Christmas cactus is superb at the moment though, I have 3 of these in flower just now and they are such a lovely splash of colour on those grey January days.
As is this red beauty, whose name I have forgotten, but have stashed the label in a safe place somewhere. I'm so pleased with this, it's covered in buds and flowers, much to my astonishment, I really thought I was going to kill it!
And lastly, a very happy cat who came in all cold and miserable and snuggled into a blanket to get warm and toasty again!


  1. I'm glad you got your camera back - sorry you missed the tulips. They certainly don't seem to last long, though a bunch our neighbour gave me seemed to last over a week!
    I love those little grape hyacinths, too many leaves or not, and that red flower is spectacular.

  2. Would really miss my camera. You'll have to wait until next year for the tulips!