Ginger Flowers!

I just had to share these photos of two plants which are in full flower at the moment. One is a cacti of mine and the other is a lily I gave to my mum. Aren’t they stunning?

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The cacti is called Echinopsis chamaecereus, I bought it for two quid at a garden centre because no one knew what it was! I did some plant identification work and narrowed it down until this name was the one I found that most closely resembles it. I love the blooms it has, they are such a vivid colour!

Cacti

I actually rescued this lily (Lilium) from work, I was weeding a massive bank which should only have had one shrub growing there – instead there was brambles, willow herb, ivy, and lilies! I managed to save two lily plants, both bulbs were slightly damaged so when I gave them to my mum as a present I warned her that they might die. . .

Lily!

As it turned out both plants survived and are flowering like there’s no tomorrow. I have no idea what cultivar they are, there are thousands of orange lilies out there – my mum loves them regardless!Β There’s nothing I love more than a ginger flower, I hope you enjoy the photos! πŸ™‚Β Stunning!

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  1. They are stunning Becky! You do know your way around with a camera. πŸ™‚ x

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    • Thank you Lea! Plants are definitely my favourite subject to photograph πŸ˜€ x

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  2. avian101

    Your cacti flowers are so incredibly beautiful Becky! You have the magic touch for plants I see! πŸ™‚

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    • Ah I’m glad you think so HJ! I have a soft spot for cacti πŸ™‚ x

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  3. These are gorgeous pictures Becky.

    Ive never been a great fan of cacti, for no particular reason really, but these flowering ones are magnificent. What vibrant colours! How long do the flowers last? And I love the lilies too. As Lea says yor are very good with the camera!

    Xx

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    • Thank you Christine πŸ˜€ my mum hates everything about cacti, apart from the flowers!! The blooming period for this cactus lasted about a week, but each flower only lasted for about a day and only opened in full sun. If you can stand the prickles then they are worth having! πŸ˜‰ x

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