New birdie in garden

A few days ago I replaced the “bird seed mixture” in this feeder with nothing but (unshelled) sunflower seeds. It didn’t take long for the goldfinches to spot their favourite food, even though I had never seen them in my garden before.Well, they have to share with the tits. But…

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Why do my Paperwhites stink?

Among the rare plants flowering in the middle of winter in papi Jo’s garden, a white narcissus plays the starring role. It is the narcissus Narcissus Tazetta ‘Paperwhite Ziva’, also called Narcissus papyraceus ‘Ziva’ (Tazetta Daffodil). It is original with its lengthy name, not only that. Indeed, the world of…

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The memory of plants – 2

Premère floraison en pleine terre, été 2020

Another plant native to the southern hemisphere is present in Papi Jo’s garden, the so-called Kaffir lily, Hesperantha coccinea (former name Schizostylis coccinea). It is supposed to flower from autumn until Christmas and even beyond. In fact, it is in flower at any time it wants. Note.- The term Kaffir…

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The memory of plants

On the occasion of the traditional inventory of flowering plants on January 1st, I asked myself about the influence of the continent of origin of the plants on their flowering period. My hypothesis being that plants originating from the southern hemisphere keep the memory of the seasons inverted compared to…

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