A Week of Flowers

Massonia pygmaea

Day Seven 28 November 2020 Massonia pygmaea This gem of a plant is no more than 3 cm tall and is in flower in our indoor (unheated) garden. Massonia pygmaea is endemic to South Africa, occuring mostly in the Northern to Western Cape, often growing at high altitudes. Discovering this tiny plant in flower just… Continue reading A Week of Flowers

A Week of Flowers

Honeysuckle Lonicera periclymenum

Day Six 27 November 2020 My garden is too exposed for climbers and shrubs, but our native honeysuckle (Lonicera periclymenum) is more of a scrambler than a climber. Tucked in a sheltered corner it rambles and roams through the rocks and driftwood, and meanders along the wall. Each year it is severely pruned by the… Continue reading A Week of Flowers

Week of Flowers

Wood Blewit Lepista nuda

Day Five 26 November 2020 You can discover a host of wonderful photographs of summer flowers posted by gardeners who are participating in Cathy's Week Of Flowers challenge to brighten these grey days by sharing their favourite and most colourful flowers from their 2020 gardens. I may be stretching the brief a little here, but… Continue reading Week of Flowers

A Week of Flowers

Eschscholzia caespitosa

Day Four 25 November 2020 On dreich November days we all need a little something to remind us of the sunshine. Today my contribution to Cathy's Week of Flowers is a collecion of plants which will only flower when the sun comes out. It is still not to late to contribute, so why not visit… Continue reading A Week of Flowers

A Week of Flowers

wild angelica

Day Three 24 November 2020 Today I am aiming to induce not just a smile, but an enormous grin, as my contribution to Cathy's Week of Flowers. Please join us and help brighten these dark days. Wild Angelica Angelica sylvestris It is a warm July afternoon and I have climbed over the fence into the… Continue reading A Week of Flowers