Christmas Rose


H. niger is a semi-evergreen perennial to 30cm, with pedately lobed, leathery, dark green leaves and 1-3 pure white or pink-flushed white, bowl-shaped flowers up to 8cm in width. This is my first flower for 2015 and now has elevenย beautiful flowers (3 x 3 and 2 x 1). A little late this year though as I usually see a flower open in February.


19 thoughts on “Christmas Rose

  1. Such a crisp, lovely shot, Jude ๐Ÿ™‚ Like this one very much.

    I’ve just spent an irritating 10 mins trying to add you to my Blogroll and you just won’t go! I was having a bit of a Spring clean, inspired by Mrs. M, God help me ๐Ÿ™‚


    1. I think I just use the ‘blogs I follow’ widget (which is limited to 50 blogs I think) I only use the blogroll for my own sites, but I don’t think that is limited. I tend not to bother changing the widgets. Talking of spring clean, do you back up your blog? Or do you write the posts elsewhere and copy/paste. Just something I read on Sherri’s blog which reminded me to do a back up in case WP loses all my posts and pages (it doesn’t save the images btw).


      1. Mick’s forever nagging me about Backup. I’m terribly lax (you knew, didn’t you?) I did try the steps recommended for WP but my settings weren’t right (surprise) and I never looked into it any further. One day I’ll just disappear from the universe. Will you miss me? ๐Ÿ™‚ Expect I’ll reincarnate and it might even be an improvement. I do have a stick I’m supposed to put my photos on but I’m negligent there too. ๐Ÿ™‚


      1. Cheers, Jude ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m very flippant about it but I would be distraught. They’re a bit like your kids aren’t they, but mostly better behaved.


    2. Alternatively you can just copy and paste the text into Word or Notepad or something. I have a lot of mine written in Word, but maybe not so many of the recent ones.


  2. Your white one is gorgeous, aren’t they all? My real favourite is a dark one, nearly black and I bought one for a friend years ago, knowing I wouldn’t be able to grow it. It’s still going strong and I have visiting rights every year!

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