I’ve been concentrating on my words recently so here’s some about climbing. No Daves were damaged in the creation of this piece. Read the rest of this entry »
All the succulents I purchased a few years ago are doing well. Some of the mammillaria flower every year, but this one I didn’t expect to flower until it was a lot bigger. What do I know?
Any way this flower stalk has appeared over the last few days. It’s either happy or desperate. If it manages to flower all the way I’ll update this.Then I might be able to identify it. Go here to see how much it’s grown from the original 1.5 inch pot.
Up date, (28 July)well I all ready tried to update this post once so I’m rapidly loosing interest here. I think the cactus is Echinopsis Subdenudata f Fuzzy Navel. Here are this weeks blooms. They are huge 8cm about the same size as the plant. The flower stalks are ~13cm. I think this chap was the worst off with an encounter with a ferocactus, not the one you can see next to it, and decided to go for it. I just sorry I don’t have the night flying pollinators it needs.
I think I’m going to have to rethink my storage facility when I repot some of these chaps, they are growing well.
A couple of ideas have come together to make this project something special.
Firstly, I was thinking about Spring and Green and remembered the phrase from the very end of ‘The origin of species’, by C. Darwin.
And then I was looking through some books on Bookbinding and came across something called a meander book, where you make a little book by cutting into one sheet of paper and then folding it up. The spreads of the book occupy different parts of the single page.
Putting these two ideas together would give me a series of related images where I could explore the ecology of darwin bank. Read the rest of this entry »