Tag Archives: Vine

An unfortunately timed order from an excellent company

I have been on the lookout for Amorphophallus bulbifer for a little while now. Last year I tried ordering seeds from a Canadian company and it was a failure, the seeds that needed to be sown fresh were dry an … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day, June 2011

Today came unexpectedly fast and I’m a little unprepared. Some of these are re-posts and others are new, and don’t forget the Irises which are at the tail end of their blooming now too. Sedum tetractinum Sedum spathulifolium ‘Cape Blanco’ … Continue reading


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Clematis ‘Rebecca’ Flowering

Clematis ‘Rebecca’ I’m not sure what I can say about this one I haven’t said already other than that it’s awesome, and I hope with a bunch of mulch and more water I can keep it from getting too badly … Continue reading

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Foliage Followup – March 2011

I was going to head outside to get some shots of some bulb foliage that didn’t manage to bloom in time for Bloom Day but it’s raining so instead I looked around inside for a few things to shoot. Saintpaulia … Continue reading

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Magnolia gradiflora & Myrtus communis seeds

Well lets try this seed thing again! I think last time the biggest problem was dry seeds that were no longer viable. You can’t get much fresher than these though! We go through a lot of Magnolia gradiflora leaves, but … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – November 2010

This November it’s all about the indoor plants. There are hardy plants still blooming but none are mine (Two roses in bud but neither opened in time for today) and I don’t feel like wandering out into the cold (not … Continue reading

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Picture Archives: Europe 2008 Part 2: The Netherlands, Switzerland & Italy.

Young Ginkgo biloba trees line a street in Wassenaar. Hortus Botanicus, Amsterdam. I think I’d have appreciated this more now. Regardless, it was closed when I was there. Not such a huge deal at the time but in hind site … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – September 2010

Lots flowering again this month. Many earlier flowering plants are repeating, and all of my fall flowering plants are going. And some have never really stopped. Actaea (Cimicifuga) simplex ‘James Compton’ is one of my favourite plants. It is matched … Continue reading

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Clematis ‘Rebecca’ in Steroescopic 3D

Just a quick post today. I first saw this technique used at Plants are the Strangest People and have wanted to try it out since. To see the picture in 3D you’ll have to cross your eyes so the pictures … Continue reading

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Hall’s Honeysuckle – Lonicera japonica ‘Halliana’

Lonicera japonica ‘Halliana’ Fragrance did not used to be a priority for me. It was something that some plants had and that was fine. Now I’m not sure I’ll ever be without this plant as long as I have a … Continue reading

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