The Royal Horticultural Society’s Cardiff Show in Bute Park was better than ever this year. We went on the Sunday, which was a sunny but cool day, and here are a few things that took my fancy… (more…)
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The little wildflowers along the edge of the suburban streets here in Cardiff have flourished since I last photographed them in February (see the post here). We had plenty of rain, which helped, although we have now gone into a dry spell, so I expect this weedy greenery will wither and shrivel.
As usual, the prettiest plants (more…)
Although I mainly go to Bute Park in Cardiff to see the trees, at this time of year there are also lots of flowers. Some are spring flowers, such as daffodils and primroses. Some are late winter shrubs like Camellias, still in bloom. And then there are the wonderful magnolias, just starting to flower.
Here are (more…)
I know it’s all so “yesterday” (or the day before yesterday), but Friday was an eclipse day here in the UK. The solar eclipse wasn’t total here in Cardiff, but we would get something like 85% coverage.
During the last good eclipse here, in August 1999, I watched from the office window, using special viewers, but this time I wanted to do it differently and I had a few plans. (more…)
This is the second post from the empress tree in Bute Park, Cardiff, as part of the brilliant Loose and Leafy tree-following project organised by Lucy Corrander.
I probably gave away too much historical information about the Paulownia tomentosa species in my first post, so this time I am just inspecting the Cardiff tree, planted in the 1950s, more closely to see what I can find before it bursts into flowery and leafy life in Spring. (more…)
It’s one I hadn’t seen before. It’s not a native tree, and the crown is very high so I may need to do a lot of zooming in with my camera, but it is a champion among trees, or so it says on the label kindly put there by the arboretum people…