Flowers near the front-door (photos)

plants_231018_01plants_231018_02plants_231018_03plants_231018_04 Some old, some new. We went to a plant nursery last week, I wanted something to replace the dead Helleborus or Christmas Roses that didn’t make it this summer, probably due to the extreme heat and drought (I did water them!). Later, I found two Cyclamens from Lidl – these plants are hardy as well as pretty and come in different colours, they can live indoors or outdoors. The Camillia japonica (pink with yellow centres) which I got in the spring hasn’t yet flowered. I fell in love with the small bamboo type plant because of the delicate shape of the leaves, its colouring and the wind rustling sound it makes (I have the name label somewhere). We picked up some winter violas in different colours, a silver heather that looks like an exploding firework from the top, and ornamental brassicas which the tortoise, Daisy Elizabeth mustn’t know about since they’re poisonous to eat! I don’t know the name of the little lime-green bush which I was told at the nursery will grow very big and can be clipped into shapes. I’ll be potting up the firework heather and the big pansies in a circular terracotta pot as soon as we get some new compost.




Copyright Faith McCord 2018

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About Oscar Dandelion

Hi, I'm Faith McCord, writer of the Oscar Dandelion books. I love reading, writing, watching films, looking at architecture and general design, embroidery (especially Elizabethan), spending time with my family. I used to enjoy long walks, bodybuilding, going out, however, since my injury my mobility is seriously impaired, so I'm more of a home-body now. I'm interested in meeting other indie / pro writers, so do say 'Hello' ! :)
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14 Responses to Flowers near the front-door (photos)

  1. magarisa says:

    Nice splashes of colour! 🙂

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  2. simplywendi says:

    oh my goodness, the plants are so beautiful! thank you for sharing part of the beauty in your life……….

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  3. The plants are beautiful! It’s like spring in autumn 🙂

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  4. Those flowers light up everything. And you bought some of them at Lidl? I know Lidl isn’t operating just in Germany anymore, but it was strange for me😃

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  5. Is that a camellia? Noice. Thst can grow very big over many years. Plant it with plenty of space. So, not in front of your bedroom window? I have a photo for you! I’ll include it in next Wednesday’s post. Cheers,H

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