Archives for category: Flowers & Greenery

Last Christmas, I picked up some seeds from the black bat or devil flower, tacca chantrieriin the Natural History Museum in Vienna (from the gift shop – I didn’t pilfer them from a display). Read the rest of this entry »

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Two magnificent early flowers on the clematis, as the rest of the vine continues upwards. Read the rest of this entry »

Since I took the “feet up” approach to gardening, most of the action is happening elsewhere: blossom on trees, tulips and forsythia. The balcony is stuck in its eight-months-a-year colour range of green to maroon. Read the rest of this entry »

Interest was lukewarm at the annual disrobing-of-the-balcony event. Read the rest of this entry »

img_3965A ranunculus and twigs salvaged from the office flower arrangement on Friday afternoon. Gather ye rosebuds while – and where – ye may. Read the rest of this entry »

Apart from Lupo – good flowerer, attracts bees, hips look nice in a flower arrangement and light up winter – is there anything this rose can’t do? Read the rest of this entry »

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IMG_3700The Cubana flowering tirelessly. Read the rest of this entry »

IMG_3661It’s the Nightshades, Solanaceae, that are heralding the changing of the seasons on the balcony. Read the rest of this entry »