A couple of small blue irises alongside some purple crocuses. The sun is shining on the petals and they kind of shimmer.

Crocus tommasinianus ‘Whitewell Purple’ and Iris ‘Cantab’

Now we’ve had some proper Spring weather, with warmer temperatures and sunny days, the colour is taking off. First up is my favourite crocus, C. tommasinianus ‘Whitewell Purple’. In the sun it shimmers, and attracts the bees who feast on …

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Voilà Violas!

By good fortune, whether from wind or birds, these violas self-seeded in my garden. As if to say, Voilà! They are very pretty. This one is my favourite. I plan on letting them self-seed and will then choose the best …

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Plant mage

My addiction to plants isn’t exactly unknown (you don’t say, they cry). A couple of months ago over on Mastodon, author Vicorva called me a ‘plant mage’. That rather tickled me. Then she wrote a #microfiction about a plant mage …

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Pumpkin harvest 2020

With the nights drawing in and the chances of frost increasing, I decided to harvest the few pumpkins that grew this year. Given a lackluster summer, I actually feel I’ve done pretty well. In particular, the Sibley Squash, below, from …

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