Plants

The Star of Persia

Onions; they don’t really have much glamour to them do they? They can make your eyes water but not in a good way. However, the humble culinary onion is part […]

Sarcococca Confusa

In the front garden there’s a very small and rather underwhelming evergreen shrub. It’s less than a foot high, has dark glossy leaves with pointed tips and for much of […]

Supermarket Lemons

Earlier this year, on a whim I decided to fish a couple of lemon seeds out of the sink and plant them up in a pot to germinate and grow. […]

White Orchid

House plants are one of the things that keep me going through the winter months when there’s very little I want to do outside and I bet that the most […]

Amaryllis Flowering

I’m amazed at how quickly the Amaryllis has shot up its first flower spike and how suddenly it burst open to reveal four swelling flower buds, one of which is […]

Amaryllis Spire

It’s been around three weeks since the first post and pictures about the Amaryllis “Apple Blossom” that we have. The flower spike has been growing higher and higher as the […]

Monster Wisteria

Cambridge is full of old buildings and against many of them, there is a wisteria planted that has had many, many years to grow. There are some pretty large ones […]

Amaranthus

Another plant ID required, this time, an out-of-focus picture of an Amaranthus: I don’t know what type it is though. From comparing on-line pictures, it doesn’t appear to be the […]

Exotic Amaryllis

I came across this plant while on holiday, there was a row of them planted along the path. I wanted to see what it was so I took a look […]

Coconut Palm

If there’s one plant that just screams “tropical” and “exotic”, it’s the coconut palm. Seen on countless holiday programs, the images of coconut palms lining beaches of the finest white […]