Plant of the moment : Dorycnium hirsutum

Common name: Hairy canary flower. Often listed as Dorycnium hirsutum, Lotus hirsutus is a Mediterranean sub-shrub found growing wild in Portugal. It’s a choice silver-leafed plant for warm and sunny areas, particularly gravel gardens and rockeries, where it forms a spreading mat from which small creamy pink flowers appear at…

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The siskins are back!

The siskins have arrived in papi Jo’s garden! First ever visit was 2 years ago, in early March. They finally found their way to my garden again this year … and of course to the enticing fat balls hanging in my Everest crab-apple tree. Lovely colours, exp. in the males,…

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Spring is in the air!

Today is the first day of the Meteorological spring! Meteorological seasons are instead based on the annual temperature cycle and measure the meteorological state, as well as coinciding with the calendar to determine a clear transition between the seasons. The meteorological seasons consist of splitting the seasons into four periods…

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