Hydrangeas and Pots

When we were at Riverstone on 22 January the hydrangeas near Riverstone Kitchen were looking really beautiful. From memory I think the green ones are Limelight. The shade sails shelter one end of the building and under them is a side entrance into the restaurant. The sails form interesting patterns against the blue sky and... Continue Reading →

North Africa In Stitches

Salley Mavor is busy stitching illustrations for a new children's book called My Bed. I've been following her blog as she stitches her way through various cultures and countries illustrating where children go to sleep around the world. In "North Africa (Part 2)" Salley includes how she addressed the landscape once she'd "built" the houses.... Continue Reading →

2018 Is A New Canvas

After me taking such a long break from blogging you probably all thought I'd never come back! Judging from the number of followers it looks like you've had the faith to stick around and I thank you so much for that.  The WordPress community has been very, very good to me and I've missed you... Continue Reading →

Sundews at the Propagation Facility, Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. 15 October, 2017

Propagation Facility: Foliage

Foliage photos from our visit to the Propagation Facility open day at Dunedin Botanic Garden on Sunday. Dunedin, New Zealand Beautiful shape and texture to these leaves. Photo by Nigel Bright leaves and interesting shapes I was once given a plant of this. The leaves are red on the underside Lovely colour, pattern and shape... Continue Reading →

Propagation Facility: Odd Plants

While wandering around the Propagation Facility at Dunedin Botanic Garden on Sunday I came across some quite odd-looking plants. I'll share a few of them with you... Above photo: Rhipsalis teres. It is an epiphytic cacti from South America. This info kindly provided to me by the Propagation Services Officer via email. above and below:... Continue Reading →

Propagation Facility: Flowers

On Sunday when we visited the Propagation Facility at Dunedin Botanic Garden, we found some blooming beautiful plants that I'm keen to share with you! NB: I'll note what plants I think they are but please treat this as opinion and not fact! Where I have the information from a plant tag I'll let you... Continue Reading →

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