Category Archives: plants

Four Seasons, One Tree

The tree outside my classroom is currently exhibiting all four seasons. Autumn, Winter, Spring and Summer.  Branches bare, in bud, in leaf and losing leaf. Such are the trees of the tropics

Potting Pineapple

The next stage in our quest to grow our own pineapple.

Having removed the pineapple head, placed it in water and allowed it to root for a couple of weeks. Today was the day when we decided to introduce our new plant to soil and much needed nutrients.

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Christmas Tree Close Up

Not able or wanting to get a traditional Christmas Tree we decided on a more local tree – a Palm in place of a Spruce. Simply decorated in LED lights I love the way the fronds cast shadows on the wall as the lights illuminate the branches.
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IMG_9674.JPGI hope the tree does well in the corner of our living room – it is near two windows so I should do. After all potted palms were once all the rage in the UK

Mwanza Garden Chronicles: Plants

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Our house has a large garden. There are a number of exotic plants which I don’t recognise (and a bougainvillea which I do). Compound (14).JPG

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There is also a great variety of bird life which I will chronicle another time.

Garden Chronicles – A Different Garden

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Here in Lincoln at Mum’s on a sweltering hot July afternoon.
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Garden Chronicles : Crocosmia, Hollyhock and Veronica

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So glad I got to see this plant before we leave. One of my favourite summer plants is Crocosmia. I love the vibrant orange flowers against the lush green vegetation. Elsewhere we have Veronica with it’s spiky purple spires and the tallest flower in the garden the Hollyhock – self seeded purple flowers adorning a 6ft stalk.20140720-163641-59801636.jpg20140720-163639-59799860.jpg

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Garden Chronicles (Not)

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Unfortunately one plant has not appeared which is a regular in our garden year on year :-(. So instead these are from Anita’s work place. Globe thistles!20140702-191036-69036200.jpg

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