Friday, May 30, 2014

hawthorn cut back

 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

root over rock lonicera

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

urban garden art in limerick

I stumbled across this garden in Limerick last weekend. I couldn't find out anything about it yet. Kind interesting.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

frog's camouflage

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.

look closer...