Roots: an Appendix

Last week’s rootling around left one rather significant stone unturned: Corydalis tubers. A significant number of the Corydalis genus form tubers of some description to see them through the hard times. For many of them these hard times mean the searingly hot summers and witheringly cold winters of Eastern Europe and Central Asia; really only …

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Six on Saturday 4th September

Good morning and welcome to another Six on Saturday. The last couple of Sixes have avoided the garden as a whole; either loitering around a single plant, or heading off to the allotment. Well we’re back in the garden this week for a general update: a few late summer blooms, along with some Cyclamen flowers …

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Roots: Dicentras and Corydalis

We; gardeners, amateur botanists, plant enthusiasts; spend much of our time waxing lyrical about the various merits of various plants. Flowers get the most attention, leaves and foliage next, stems and bark and seeds and seed heads come lower down on the scale, often featuring as little more than curiosities. Roots very rarely figure at …

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Corydalis Disaster!

On Sunday morning I toddled up the garden to check on how everything was doing. It turned out that I am not the only creature that takes an interested in my Corydalis. Less than amused was I, to discover that some sort of devilish brute had disentombed my plants. In fact I was flippin’ furious. …

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Six on Saturday 21st August

Good morning and welcome to another Six on Saturday! Last week Jim over at Garden Ruminations featured a few pollinators hanging around on Oregano vulgare ‘Aureum’ as the first of his Six on Saturday. As it happened, I had been hanging around the very same plant (in my garden, not his) and attempting to take …

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