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Spring flowers in the botanical gardens.


 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 4:38 pm    Post subject: Spring flowers in the botanical gardens. Reply with quote

Couldn't resist popping into the Botanical gardens the other day during this fantastic weather. Was lovely to see some lovely bright colours again.


Chionodoxa forbesii - Snow Glory


lots of lovely Crocus






The lovely yellow flowers of the Forsythia are in full bloom.


Cant forget (one of my favorites) the snowdrop!

An interesting fact is that the little snowdrop has been linked to important medicine that could help in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. Galantamine, a medicine used today to treat Alzheimer's disease, occurs naturally in several members of the amaryllis family (snowdrop; narcissus; daffodil). This important medicine was first discovered in the innocent Snowdrop.

Anyone got any spring favorites?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just delightful.
Thank you Sunny.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wonderful photos Sunny, a real lift to our spirits.......and Ireland beat England in the cricket world cup today.
It doesn't get any better !
Any cricket fans amongst our gardeners out there ?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you say cricket or crickets Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No pictures, Sunny, pathetic connection here. I will have to drop in myself. Watching all the cricket, Sive. We did well against India so we are still in it (just)
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keep your fingers crossed, Vincent...two more victories and we're through to the next round. Considering the strength of the Indian team, I think the Irish lads acquitted themselves honourably.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is all over in India, Sive, back to the land with you!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is indeed Vincent, but it was great while it lasted. Strange how things can change in a couple of weeks.....spring seems even more precious this year, knowing what has happened in Japan. It's a good lesson for us all, not to take anything for granted.
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