on the shoulders of giants eo wilson talk

EO Wilson Evolutionary Biologist: On the Shoulders of Giants Address

I have ants on my balcony, differnt types of ants. They’re mesmerising. My interest was piqued how did they even get there? That led me down the garden path 🙂 to find #EO Wilson. I’ve written about him before on the blog, if you’d like to read the posts, links are below the […]

Victorian Chrismas Card with insects and frog Dancing

December 2015 Tis the Season

For me of all the winter holidays, the Winter solstice is the most important. It’s true that now my thoughts already turning to gardening on the balcony. So far this winter the temperatures whilst cold enough are still warmer for December. Certainly January will come and bombard us with freezing temps. Will my […]

Caryopteris dying

Plant Problems in late spring

Below are details of the biggest challenges and losses but here are a few pix of some of the successes: At the end of April I posted info about new #perennial plantings and other seedlings that were started. All of the plants were placed accordingly since balconies have their own micro climates based […]

Clematis Illustration Gardening Hints Card

Clematis Vines

Timeless information in the gardening series of cards packaged with cigarettes back in the day. The front of the card has a beautiful illustration, actually resembles the picture of Clematis alpina which I planted this year. Click on the images for a full view: George Jackman is the man behind ‘Jackmanii’ One of […]

Clematis illustration on Wills's Cigarettes Gardening Hints Card

Planting Clematis Vines

Late spring, early summer is the time to take cuttings from established Clematis vines. I’m no expert at this but found a few people who are so check out their pages (links at the bottom) that are illustrated and show you step by step how to do it. Although, this year I planted […]

Leonardo DaVinci Flower Study (Portion)

Spring Planting & Progress In the Garden Today 15 April 2015

Spring is in the air, the clocks were ‘sprung’ ahead, Kiki and Nerica (my dogs) have been overly exhuberant – dare I say it again – I have the fever – gardening fever. So in the last week of March, I found myself amongst armies of chocolate easter bunnies. Yep I love me some chocolate but I love more, my heart sunk for a moment, had all the perenial plants been sold out? Noooooooooooo and then in a moment joy overcame me again, turning I caught a glimpse of life and a few boxes with printed pictures of what is to come. I was pretty excited! The last boxes of plants were hidden away from the new items, shoved into the aisle that almost no one ever goes to (lucky for me.) I couldn’t resist. Now 2 weeks have passed and finally the conditions were right today to plant the last three items that I purchased:

Dahlia on my balcony - your balcony garden

Dahlia

One of my favorite balcony garden plants is the Dahlia. They are easy to grow and bloom until the frost. My balcony has its own micro-climate so that means dahlias until early to mid November. If we were on the ground they would die off in October. Like other fact sheets on this […]

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