Category Archives: plants

Sanguinello, January

Now in the depth of winter comes a sun. Blood orange, from Sicily. From the slopes around the volcano, Etna. Sweet, red-orange. The depth of their colour depends on light, temperature and variety. Warm days, cool nights. The anthocyanins, a family

Sanguinello, January

Now in the depth of winter comes a sun. Blood orange, from Sicily. From the slopes around the volcano, Etna. Sweet, red-orange. The depth of their colour depends on light, temperature and variety. Warm days, cool nights. The anthocyanins, a family

Witch hazel leaf in autumn with all its golds and browns

witch hazel – the wear and tear of weather

the golden yellow, receding green, summer sun turned rusty brown, cracked and holed, veins deepening, the buds appearing furry and dense, ready for February; so interesting this anticipation, winter doesn’t seem so bad.  

Witch hazel leaf in autumn with all its golds and browns

witch hazel – the wear and tear of weather

the golden yellow, receding green, summer sun turned rusty brown, cracked and holed, veins deepening, the buds appearing furry and dense, ready for February; so interesting this anticipation, winter doesn’t seem so bad.  

the city and the green

The view from Sawyers Hill in Richmond Park, through to central London. The Shard, the cranes in the thundery morning of Thursday June 4th. I was up in the park to meet a bird recorder and illustrator. Together we have

the city and the green

The view from Sawyers Hill in Richmond Park, through to central London. The Shard, the cranes in the thundery morning of Thursday June 4th. I was up in the park to meet a bird recorder and illustrator. Together we have

Lime green petals of Euphorbia

blue red, black red, black green, lime green

    Euphorbia amygdaloides ‘Purpurea’     I’ve just started to make a ‘film’ about the wonderful garden nursery and plantswoman Mrs Patricia Marrow, who has run Kingsdon Nursery near Somerton in Somerset since forever.  I’ve always wanted to make

Lime green petals of Euphorbia

blue red, black red, black green, lime green

    Euphorbia amygdaloides ‘Purpurea’     I’ve just started to make a ‘film’ about the wonderful garden nursery and plantswoman Mrs Patricia Marrow, who has run Kingsdon Nursery near Somerton in Somerset since forever.  I’ve always wanted to make

spring equinox flowers

For Wallace Old pheasant’s eye (poeticus) Fox’s grape (Uva Vulpis) Cowslip Grape hyacinth Forget-me-not Narcissus  

spring equinox flowers

For Wallace Old pheasant’s eye (poeticus) Fox’s grape (Uva Vulpis) Cowslip Grape hyacinth Forget-me-not Narcissus  

box hedging, clear-cutting – the body, the bush

A few years ago, I first read Rebecca Solnit‘s chapter ‘Tangled Banks and Clear-Cut Examples’ (written in 2003) from her book ‘Storming the Gates of Paradise’ (2008), part of a section entitled ‘Women’s Place’.  It loops and connects the control of

box hedging, clear-cutting – the body, the bush

A few years ago, I first read Rebecca Solnit‘s chapter ‘Tangled Banks and Clear-Cut Examples’ (written in 2003) from her book ‘Storming the Gates of Paradise’ (2008), part of a section entitled ‘Women’s Place’.  It loops and connects the control of