Tuesday, January 23, 2007

There is a photo there honest!


Today has been a pretty rubbish day - I stupidly let myself go too long between my vitamin B12 injections and today I have had the intellect of a donut and the energy of a slug.
I only mention this to explain the absense of a photograph here - if you click the red cross you do get a beautiful photograph of hellebores floating in a black square bowl. (@GrahamRice/GardenPhotos.com). This is the first time that I have tried to upload an image from the web - hmmmmm.
I have begun to miss plants - there is absolutely nothing in our garden at the moment - the need to concentrate on growing things to sell means that all our cultivated ground is given over to things that flower March till October.
So when I saw this bowl of hellebores on Graham Rice's site http://www.transatlanticplantsman.com I immediately ran out to see whether any of our hellebores are showing signs of life - well the corsican hellebores are up but looking sad in the frost but there are no signs at all of the beautiful orientals.
They will arrive - the beauties in the photo have been coddled into bloom at Pine Knot Farms - and when they do I shall find a shiny black bowl and recreate this display on my table.

3 comments:

Heather said...

I love hellebores and this is worth the effort of a click - my Grandad used to have them - and they remind me of him.

And my gran has B12 injections and the last week before the shot was due she was miserable and lethargic.

She suffered pernicious anaemia - and no one ever really took her condition seriously, even though it brought her low on a regular basis.

I understand wholly how dragging these things can be and its no fun!

Heather

Jane said...

Doesn't pernicious anaemia sound wonderfully dramatic - not just anaemia, PERNICIOUS anaemia!
It does seem to be an overlooked condition - I had textbook symptoms and a 20% chance of developing it due to the Addisons & it still took 2 years and a couple of tantrums to get the diagnosis.
I also find that the dose runs out before it is meant to - obviously the same as your Gran. It is not a dangerous vitamin - you can't overdose and it isn't pricey - I think that they should redo the guidelines and give all us pernicious people a top up.
Glad that you are considering the battery birds - OF COURSE it was Carolyn (see how my mind goes)

If I get time I shall redo this post - Graham's site deserves more!
J
x

carolyn said...

Hellebores are beautiful, Christmas Roses, Lenten Roses all gorgeous. Sorry about the "pernicious anaemia" even though it does sound marvellous I' sure you could do without it.