Tag Archives: Autumn

Budding Skimmia

We have a male Skimmia x Confusa, “Kew Green” shrub (I think). In order to find this out, I had to do a plant-match (which involves searching online and through books, looking at and comparing lots of skimmia pictures) and … Continue reading

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Not-Just-Red Currant

We have a pair of stately ornamental red currant bushes that look stunning in the Spring with their vivid fuschia-coloured blossom. The “stately”, in this context also means, “rather large and overgrown”. Anyway, it’s not just in the Spring when … Continue reading

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Go, Go, Amaryllis

Last year — around this time — I bought an Amaryllis “Apple Blossom” (I know that they should really be called Hippeastrum). I wanted one after seeing one in flower at the parents’. I just couldn’t get over the fat onion-sized bulb … Continue reading

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Canariensis Moved Inside

The Phoenix Canariensis (Canary Island Date Palm, or just CIDP) has now been brought inside for the Winter. Its in the lounge in front of the patio doors as we don’t have a heated greenhouse or conservatory to put it … Continue reading

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Autumn Fire

The year is definitely getting on.

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