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Sowbread

April 30, 2013 Leave a comment
An individual flower

An individual flower

It’s rather an ugly name for such a pretty flower, which otherwise is called wild cyclamen.

Apparently it used to grow in such abundance that farmers fed the tubers to their pigs.

Sowbread clump

One of many clumps

They’ve appeared all over the ground where our neighbour has been cutting down trees to enable him to build a fence – pink dots¬†wherever you look.¬†I must have never noticed them here before.

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Poor year for nectarines

March 29, 2013 Leave a comment
In bloom despite the weather

In bloom despite the weather

The nectarine tree is determined to bloom.

This is in spite of the fact that no self-respecting bee would venture out to pollinate in this wind and wet.

At least the blossom is pretty.

In fact I’d grow a nectarine tree just for that, even without the possibility of fruit!