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Appendices (to Salford Circus)

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Spaghetti Junction, I’m revisiting some old posts from my previous blog Botany in Birmingham. This one dates back to February 2017 and refers to previous posts ‘Salford Circus…’ and ‘…and other attractions’. On my way to look, with varying degrees of success, at various things around the area, I passed …

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…and other attractions

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Spaghetti Junction, I’m revisiting some old posts from my previous blog Botany in Birmingham. This one is a continuation of ‘Salford Circus…‘, documenting a trip made in January 2017. After spending some time at Salford Circus I embarked on a short loop through and around Spaghetti Junction. First a description …

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Salford Circus…

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Spaghetti Junction, I’m revisiting some old posts from my previous blog Botany in Birmingham. Here’s one from January 2017 looking at Salford Circus, which lies directly underneath the junction: On a cold Saturday morning I strolled down to Salford Circus, beneath Spaghetti Junction, to begin my investigations. The pavements …

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A long time coming…

Not for the first time this year, I’ve been a bit absent of late. Absent from the virtual realms of this world at least; physically speaking I’ve been exactly as present as usual. Having written a blog post at the rate of two per week for most of 2021, I’ve failed to get myself back …

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Six on Saturday 26th March

Welcome to this week’s Six on Saturday, hosted, as ever, by the indomitable Propagator. It would be impossible for me not to mention the glorious weather we’ve been enjoying over this past week. The previous week had hinted at warmth and teased us honest mortals with occasional sunshine. Over last weekend, these insinuations developed into …

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Six on Saturday 19th March

Hello there, it’s Six on Saturday time again! This means I’m joining with The Propagator and chums in showing six highlights from the garden. Feel free to join in if you don’t already. Life in general is pootling along nicely but on the blogging front, I can’t seem to quite get back into the swing …

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Six on Saturday 5th March

Hello and welcome to a long overdue Six on Saturday. What with one thing and another I haven’t been able to get my act together, the result being several week’s absence. This also means that there’s much to report on; spring has perhaps not sprung, but it has had a little peep round the corner. …

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Corydalis paczoskii

The titular Corydalis has been up and about for a few weeks now, flailing around in the exceptionally stormy weather that the second half of February has brought. Since it’s been living with me here in Birmingham, Corydalis paczoskii has always been an early riser; it obviously doesn’t mind taking it’s chances with Ol’ Blighty’s …

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Six on Saturday 5th February

Good morning and welcome to this week’s Six on Saturday! As per usual, I am joining with The Propagator and chums in showing six things from the garden for your delectation and pleasure. The main news of the week is that the mild weather we’ve been having of late has encouraged the early Corydalis to …

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