My home town has many rows of Victorian terraces and to get to any of my countryside, wood or park walks, I go through some of them.
While not exactly lying higgledy-piggledy, each batch of terraces forms its own grid dictated by the hillside rather than a uniform plan. Walkers are offered an alternative way at nearly every corner: all being even, my choices are dictated by plants. I visited these three along my walk yesterday.
Continue reading “The Gravity Pull Of Plants”
Today I’m sharing pictures of green flowers. These curiosities of the plant kingdom challenge our preconceptions. Green is the colour we imagine leaves and stems to be; flowers are supposed to be more showy to grab our attention. Continue reading “Gallery Of Plants With Green Flowers”
While your eye may naturally pick out the flowers, when I was face-to-face with this memorable landscape, I marvelled at that long, structured wall of tree trunks and re-purposed construction materials in the background. The fauna wall was by far the biggest insect hotel I’d ever seen.
Broad swathes of the Wilde Weelde garden’s boundary are made from small sections of logs of different diameters, stacked leaving gaps between them – the log version of a dry stone wall, you might say. The effect reminded me of the ramparts of a castle, except these walls have gaps that a raider could saunter through. Continue reading “Wilde Weelde, Floriade: a Partnership Between Humans and Nature”
After a two-year hiatus, courtesy of the pandemic, the Southport Flower Show was back in style for its 91st year. This northern show has something for everyone – even well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome. For those who couldn’t make it, here are some of my pictures:
Floriade is an international horticulture exhibition / garden festival held in a different part of The Netherlands every ten years. While it attracts garden-loving members of the public, its aims go beyond that. Continue reading “Review of Floriade Expo 2022 in Almere, NL”
Some plants are more fun to photograph than others. Need I say more?