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Cyclamens are a tuber from which the flowers and roots grow
and are invaluable for the blooms they produce during the winter and
spring months. These charming plants are a popular houseplant and can
be grown outdoors in the milder parts of the country.
and hybridisation horticulture specialists have created a multitude of
cultivations with enchanting flowers in
a variety of colours including white, pink, salmon, red, lilac, mauve,
purple. The blooms may be single coloured but many are
spotted, flecked or bi-coloured with plain or frilled edges and bloom
for a long period over several months.
Growing Hydrangeas -
Hydrangeas are deciduous
shrub with dense leafy foliage producing large showy flowers in blue,
red, pink, light purple, dark purple, cream, white and green. They are
easy to grow and make an outstanding display when planted singly, in
groups in the garden bed or in a mixed shrub border at the back of a
flower bed. The rich green foliage and large size make it a
wonderful background for white or light coloured flowers and
tall growing perennials and annuals.
Bird Photography in the Peruvian Amazon Jungle
Home to more species of birds than anywhere else in the world, Amazonia
is bird central. Over 500 species of birds occur at most Amazonian sites
and even more species have been recorded in the most bio diverse corners
of this incredible forest. One such mega diversity spot is the Tambopata
region of south-eastern Peru. Over 600 bird species have been found
there including the likes of sombre, forest understory hummingbirds,
glittering, jewel-like tanagers and cotingas that keep to the tall
canopy, and shockingly gaudy macaws and parrots.
make excellent photographic subjects. In spring and summer they're
colourful, beautiful and everywhere you look. Although they may look like one of
the simplest forms of photography they can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. If
you enjoy taking photos of flowers as much as I do then here are a few
tips you might find helpful for taking great photos of flowers in their natural