Six on Saturday 25th September

It’s Six on Saturday time again, led as ever by the inimitable Propagator. This week is a bit of a last minute one; time marches ever onwards and doesn’t wait around for us to catch up! Here’s my Six: 1. Ipomoea purpurea Here’s a little chance seedling that has cropped up again the whitewashed wall …

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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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