Six on Saturday 13th February

It’s been a chilly old week, but here’s something to warm the cockles of your heart: it’s Six on Saturday time. Before warming your hands on the gently glowing embers below, why not go and singe your eyebrows off on the veritable furnace of Sixes over at The Propagator. I’ll start with some General Garden …

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Six on Saturday 6th February

Good morning and welcome to another Six on Saturday; a veritable pick and mix of gardening sweeties. Choose your goodies, then head over to The Propagator to weigh and pay. If you’re feeling naughty, you can shove a few extras in your pockets too. First up: dip your grubby fingers into the box and pull …

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Corydalis integra

With Corydalis integra now in full growth, I thought I’d do a post about this unfussy but charming plant. It is a close relative of the better known and more widely grown Corydalis solida, and it looks very similar too. The ‘integra’ of it’s name (latin for whole or entire) refers to the bracts (the …

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Six on Saturday 30th January

It’s been a pretty varied week here in Brum: heavy snow on Sunday, almost reaching -5 degrees overnight; mild by the end of the week, just about getting above 10 degrees during the day. Whilst the weather is changeable, Six on Saturday is not: another Saturday, another Six horticultural highlights. Even more highlights are available …

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Myrmecochory, or, Ants!

As promised in last week’s Weedy Weekday post, today’s subject is myrmecochory, otherwise known as seed dispersal by ants. Myrmecochory The use of ants in dispersing seeds is a relatively common phenomenon, despite not being something that is as widely acknowledged as, say, wind dispersal. (Wind dispersal is referred to as ‘anemochory’, if you’re interested). …

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Six on Saturday 23rd January

Happy weekend and welcome to another Six on Saturday. I am again joining with The Propagator and the other Six on Saturday folks in presenting you with six photos of garden-ish things. After last week’s indoor alternative, I have ventured back in to the garden to seek out the Orphic emergence from the underworld of …

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Weedy Weekday I

It’s time for another Weedy Weekday! This is an extremely intermittent series of blog posts that used to appear on the old blog. I think it’s pretty self-explanatory: weeds. On a weekday. So without further ado… Cyclamen hederifolium This is in fact one of three cyclamen seedlings I have found in the greenhouse. The one …

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Six on Saturday 16th January

Plants in Film Good morning, I’m glad to be back joining in on all the Six on Saturday shenanigans once again. There are many, many more posts containing six photos of things on a Saturday over at The Propagator. For my part, having been out in the wet and cold all week, I didn’t much …

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