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Top Tens for 2016

With a new season tantalisingly just around the corner (though no doubt winter will get a few words in edgeways before that), it’s always nice to sit back with a hot cup of coffee and reflect on the year just past. 426 more words

A-Z of botany: umbel

Today we have a type of inflorescence (in the style of the recent post about racemes) and a whole plant family though, inevitably, it is going to get more confusing than it, at first, seems. 471 more words

Botany

2 Quote a Bee - Bee on Sea Holly

“Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.”

~Oscar Wilde

Philosophy

A Star: Blue Thistle

The genus name Eryngium is a Greek name for some type of thistle and planum translates as flat. Additional common names for blue thistle include blue devil, blueweed, sea holly and viper’s bugloss. 28 more words

Nature

E is for Eden

E is for Euonymus fortunei – one of these travelled with me from my little courtyard garden in Brighton to two flats sitting right by the doorstep in a pot, coping with drought, sun, snow, wind and general neglect. 417 more words

Coastal

My Flower Journey With #Flowerstart

For anyone wondering why my Twitter and Instagram feeds are suddenly full of flowers, let me explain:

I was invited to take part in a four week online course with Julie Davies Flower Workshops and review it on my blog.   632 more words

Gardening