Do you have any plants important to your family?
enough, I was just talking to my mum about the "mother in laws tongue"
her dad had and how offshoots of it have taken, and it has finally got a flower
on it now that she and my Dad have moved to sunny Brighton...er, what else?
other thing which springs to mind is not a plant but some hard landscaping: a
pergola my mum got my Dad to build when we lived in our heavenly Runcorn Newtown....this
word always strikes me as ironic when I think of one sited there, in such a philistinesque
place...don't get me wrong my mums garden was great and the structure was sound
its just that the word strikes a note out of place there. Also, I remember strongly
feeling dislike for the municipal planting they did there. I can't remember if
I disliked it then or just disliked the memory of it because it reminded me of
there and the "artificial " feeling of the whole place. Now, in later
years, being now into gardening, I realise that the cornus alba with its lovely
That's like a sign for my heritage
Red (me-out of place in Runcorn) + stems (memories or like
stammen (Deutsch - to come from).
is important in mine.
Do tell some more...and send pics,
I will send photo of the measly cornus in my garden which was doing nicely until
I overzealously hacked it back thinking it would make the stems redder! hey...
RUN-CORN-US that's like how in dos programmes it starts by saying "run",
like a computer command.. (I know nowt about programming by the way...and you?)
Do you have any images of Tasmanian plants you could email
I will soon.
were much loved by my mother. The work I'm taking to Tasmania includes a crown
fern. What plants are important to you?
Also I like ivy leafed toadflax, buddleia(butterfly bush) (these remind me of
my childhood playing on wasteground...they are devalued plants I think because
they are common....*) [the top right photo above is of a plant very similar to
buddleia, taken on the island's Bishop and Clerk peak] but as a child, I remember
thinking the structure of the Buddleia flowers were amazing; bright and strong.
* (I think a link between class and plants for me is emerging clearly here!).
from the avenue of trees and the doorway shot, all of the above photos were taken
walking up to Bishop and Clerk on Maria Island. The lower left side image is of
The doorway shot looks from inside the slaughterhouse underneath
the messhall, out to grasslands. The slaughterhouse was strangely small, with
a small access point for customers only about 45cm (18") square. There was
insufficient space for cows or sheep. It seems clear the slaughterhouse was for
the geese and other birds that came to the island.
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