As promised, here are a few photos of some winter visitors to the garden. They were all taken at the tail end of January; low afternoon sun and midwinter warmth released indecent wafts of perfume from Lonicera x purpusii, calling in all the hibernal foragers in the area. There were lots of these chaps, which […]
I wrote this post a few weeks ago. Since then quite a few plants have begun to flower in the mild weather, so what appears below doesn’t seem quite so noteworthy. At the time of writing there were no other flowers to be seen! Anyway, here we go: Winter certainly isn’t the peak time of
I had fully intended to do a Corydalis update in January – there seemed to be plenty of time to take in the scant floral offerings of midwinter – but as usual, time marched onwards with complete disregard for my plans. So here we are in February. A couple of mild spells have brought the
…since I wrote anything here, or even remotely thought about it. As I am sure you’re acutely aware, Things have a habit of Happening; sometimes unexpected, sometimes anticipated, they happen all the same. Sometimes these Things take up more time than you thought they might. Regardless, I intend to begin this year in the same
The following was written in early February: Outside in the garden, as opposed to inside in the greenhouse where those prima donnas from section Leonticoides dwell, there are flowers beginning to appear. The tuberous members of the genus have been slowly heading upwards since the autumn, biding their time before shooting above ground in early
Before we get really stuck in to the abundance of flowers that is surely headed our way, I thought I’d take a moment to appreciate the vegetative qualities of a few Corydalis. Right through the winter, there have been a few evergreen Corydalis that have provided some interest through the darkest months of the year.
At the start if January the big news was the emergence of Corydalis ledebouriana. I mentioned that a few of the other Corydalis from section Leonticoides were on their way up and here’s the proof: Corydalis ledebouriana, popovii, sewerzowii and verticillaris are all now definitely alive. Much rejoicing and clapping of hands has taken place.
From the first week in January: What with the daytime temperatures of early January being a relatively balmy 15°C or so, we’ve had some fine weather for a spot o’ bumbling about. Lonicera x purpusii ‘Winter Beauty’ had a steady flow of visitors for a few sunny days. It’s guests found plenty to forage and
This post was originally written back in November so it’s a couple of months out of date. Seeing as I went to the effort of writing it, I’ve decided to post it anyway. For your entertainment and bemusement: I’ve been doing much digging up and moving things over the past year; re-evaluating, over-thinking, procrastinating and
Both botanically and bloggily, signs of life have been sighted. Here in the world of blogging, you are the sighter and this post is the sign. Out in the garden, Corydalis ledebouriana is the sign and I am the sighter. Upon reflection, I’m very pleased to be both a sign and a sighter of life.