Important Flower Update

Here’s another attempt to try and document a little of the goings on in the garden. It’s a doomed attempt, of course; even noticing everything that happens at this time of year is difficult enough, let alone photographing and writing about it. In fact part of this post was written about a month ago: I’d […]

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Corydalis Things

Blimey! Possibly even Gadzooks! for the Tintin aficionados amongst you. Spring has pounced upon the dozily slumbering garden with the glee of a toddler jumping on their hungover parents’ bed. It seems to have come round earlier than usual this year but after perusing photos of previous years I’m not sure this is the case.

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Corydalis sightings

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

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Early risers

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

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Evergreen Corydalis

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.

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Signs of life, Part II

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.

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Signs of life

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.

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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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