Friday, May 30, 2014
This hawthorn has put on some great growth this spring and is really healthy. So I decide to do a little trim and maybe got a bit carried away. Not really though, because I think it needed a bit of direction. The stem is upright with a bit of a twist midway through and some scarring, which I continued up along to take in a old cut wound. I'll see what pops out and have a look again in a month or so.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
This little lonicera was a self layered shoot from a hedge. The tripod of roots had already some character when I dug it up about a year ago. There was however a long, strong straight shoot which I tried to work on to give a bit of character. I stumbled on a stone that fits the root s fairly well so I stuck it in and repotted. Could be nice. I would love to induce some buds to burst closer to the rock though...
Monday, May 12, 2014
Sunday, May 11, 2014
I nearly stepped on a frog the other day. I didn't see him at first. Something you might expect in grass, or swampy vegetation. They are naturally camouflaged for their normal surroundings. They have been evolving for 265 million years to do this. But this guy blends in perfectly to the concrete headland in my glasshouse. Which means they are still evolving, or I badly need to power hose the floor.