Daily Flower Candy: Russelia equisetiformis

Wherever I wandered in Sicily there they were, the coral-spangled pony-tails of Russelia equisetiformis, cascading from the brims of elegant terracotta pots. I had admired this Central Amercian sub-shrub before, in the grounds of a monastery in Lebanon, where it tumbled over marigolds to reach the edge of a sandstone wall. Commonly known as coral […]

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Taking a Break

Tomorrow we depart for Burma. It feels like this holiday has been a long time coming, but it’s timed perfectly. The garden is quietly going to sleep, and by the time we return the leaves will be falling and the prospect of frost will be a real one. The clocks will also have gone back, […]

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