Tag Archives: Fritillaria meleagris

The Fritillaries have survived!

Still no sign of Mr. P, we haven’t heard him or seen him for months now, maybe he has gone to the big field in the sky. Whatever the reason, the snakeshead fritillaries are flowering nicely in the woodland, without … Continue reading

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On Guard!

Rusty Pheasant has been put in place and is guarding the first of the Fritillaries to open. I hope I’m not speaking too soon, but I haven’t heard Mr. P calling from the fields next door for quite some time … Continue reading

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Time for the Fritillaries to take Centre Stage.

A month ago, on March 11th, I noticed the first of the fritillaries to open in the woodland, just one solitary flower.

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Temptation was too great!

Looking at all the snakeshead fritillaries which are opening each day in the woodland, I couldn’t hold back any more, the temptation to photograph them was too strong! To start with there was just a couple, …then a few more. … Continue reading

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He’s back!

I woke suddenly this morning at 4am and then heard a loud squawking outside. I immediately knew who was prowling round the garden. He has stayed on the fields all winter with his harem of ladies, but now he is … Continue reading

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The Woodland in March. EOMV.

The white of the snowdrops has changed into the yellow of the narcissus, which means that the woodland looks totally different now that the warm sunshine has finished off the flowers of the snowdrops and crocus. Each day when I … Continue reading

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Shhhh…. don’t tell the Pheasant!

I keep hearing the pheasant on the field next to us, I start getting worried when I hear him in the garden, I am really worried when I hear him in the woodland. So far I have chased him 3 … Continue reading

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The phantom fritillary eater.

You may remember a previous post about our phantom fritillary eater, and I ended up accusing the male pheasant which struts around the garden after waking me at 5 in the morning. The other day, when I went to draw … Continue reading

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Decapitated – almost every last one!

Last week while we had torrential rain and I couldn’t get into the garden, mass decapitation was taking place in the woodland! I couldn’t believe it when I went there today to see how my snakeshead fritillaries were coming on, … Continue reading

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Snakesheads in the Woodland.

One area of the little woodland at the back of the house is always rather damp, I found out the hard way, by planting lots of things and watching while they died because there was too much moisture in the … Continue reading

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