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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


2 Quote a Bee - Bee on Sea Holly

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

~Oscar Wilde


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


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


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