Monthly Archives: October 2012

Cold weather

Britain is in the throes of what’s known here as an “arctic blast”. Those who live in a properly cold climate will smile sagely upon learning the meaning of the term: The temperature has dropped to 0 degrees Celcius! Still, … Continue reading

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Dicksonia antarctica

The Dicksonia antarctica, native to Australia, is also known as the soft tree fern.  It’s a beautiful fern which, unlike certain other species, looks very fern-like indeed. Our plant is quite large; it was bought from a garden centre and clearly … Continue reading

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One sometimes gets an offer which is too intriguing to ignore, such as a Canna for one pound! You can tell from the state of the two remaining leaves why the shop had reduced the price. There were more, even … Continue reading

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Ensete ventricosum ‘Maurelii’

The Ensete ventricosum ‘Maurelii’ is a variant of Ensete ventricosum. It’s also known as Red false banana, and one of its main characteristics is that the big leaves have a distinct red tinge. It is a relative of the banana … Continue reading

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