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Friday, 16 September 2011

Friday Flowers

 Short on words today; jolly job centre later this morning.


Todays flowers are Montbretia, or Crocosmia, if you want to be posh.


Easy to grow and brighten up any garden. They come into their own later in the year through to autumn. The orange or sometimes red flowers are trumpet shaped and appear alternately along the stems. The leaves are long and narrow.






Even butterflies like them. A Wall.



Enjoy your day.

25 comments:

  1. the flowers were gorgeous enough! love the way the stems/blooms all line up. but then you close with the butterfly! whew! good luck w/ the job center thing!

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  2. These are very beautiful.. My fav is the one with the butterfly... :)

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  3. That was one of my mother's favourite garden flowers. Lovely shots, especially the final one with the flutter.

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  4. They are beautiful, I had always wanted the name was, thanks Keith. And the Wall, wow, it's a real stunner.

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  5. Thanks Theresa, and thanks for the 'good luck' wish. :-)

    Angad, thank you. The butterfly was an extra lol

    Thank you John. They are lovely plants, and brighten up any corner.

    Thanks Bob. Glad I could help. :-)

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  6. This is an interesting flover, nice pictures. My favourite is the first.

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  7. I love that colours, wrm and lovely, have a nice weekend, big hugh Kathrin

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  8. The final shot is wonderful. A smashing shot.

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  9. Kathrin, thank you.
    Hope you have a good weekend too. Take care.

    Thanks Adrian. Pleased with that one. :-)

    Thanks Trevor.
    I didn't get much from yesterday; hope yours were better.

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  10. Hi Keith..."Wow" that is a gorgeous plant..I am surely looking that one up to add to my garden if I can find it!!
    The best of luck today..and if you have already been to the "jolly job center" I do hope all went well!
    Have a good weekend
    ((Hugs))

    Grace

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  11. These are just beautiful, Keith, but that one with the butterfly steals the show.

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  12. Great photos of the flowers, and yes, I to love the one with the butterfly.

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  13. Thanks Grace. It's certainly a good addition to any garden. Job centre wasn't too bad. Do it all again in a couple of weeks.

    Thanks Linda. A shot I was pleased with. :-)

    Thank you Horst. The butterfly was the first one I'd seen of that species. :-)

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  14. They are lovely Keith and a nice Wall Brown to finish it off.

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  15. I LOVE the last photo Keith, just perfect, the butterfly looks so regal sitting on her flowery throne.

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  16. Thanks Roy. The butterfly was a great find, and a first for me.

    Thank you Gemel. I like that one too.

    Thank you Indrani :-)

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  17. I have never seen a flower like this. Just beautiful. Love the color .
    Have a great week.

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  18. Thank you Lisa. They look beautiful when grown in a mass.

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  19. lovely colors! last photo is my favorite! :)

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  20. Thank you Cristina; that's my favourite too :-)

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  21. ...in my garden hummingbirds fight over this flower. They go so crazy for the nectar they seem to be drunk sometimes! I love the rich colors you were able to capture.

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  22. Thanks Kelly. I particularly liked the red one. It was such an intense colour.

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